David Amsterdam Joins SL Green Leasing Team
He will lead leasing efforts for a portfolio covering 6.5 million square feet, which includes The Graybar Building, 485 Lexington Avenue, 750 Third Avenue, 521 Fifth Avenue, and 333 W. 34th Street.
For the past seven years, Mr. Amsterdam served as Associate Director, Global Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield where he worked on agency services and tenant representation assignments providing advisory services to major corporations, owners, developers, entrepreneurs, small and midsized companies and financial institutions. During his tenure, he represented corporate users and owners in over three million square feet of transactions throughout the world.
Among the notable companies he represented were: Moody's Corporation, 589,125 square feet at 7 World Trade Center; UBS, 175,000 square feet at 101 Park Avenue; Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 75,000 square feet at 51 West 52nd Street; Warner Bros. Entertainment, 70,000 square feet at 888 Seventh Avenue; numerous assignments for General Electric throughout New York City, as well as global representation for several investment banks, including Merriman Capital, Seabury Group, and Casimir Capital.
"We are delighted to welcome David to our team of leasing professionals at SL Green," said Steven Durels, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing and Real Property. "A talented and highly skilled real estate professional, David shares SL Green's commitment to offering our tenants exemplary service. He is an ideal fit for our company, having spent his career focused on solving complex real estate challenges for both tenants and landlords throughout the New York City marketplace."
Prior to his real estate career, Mr. Amsterdam worked in Beverly Hills for one of the country's leading entertainment agencies, United Talent Agency.
In 2007, he was named as a "Rising Star" by Real Estate Weekly and was also a REBNY nominee for "Most Promising Commercial Salesperson." That same year, he earned Cushman & Wakefield's Gold Production award as its top producing salesperson.
Mr. Amsterdam earned a BA degree in political science from Syracuse University in 2003. A New York City resident, he is engaged to be married in 2011.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is the only fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2010, SL Green owned interests in 59 Manhattan properties totaling more than 31.5 million square feet. This included equity interests in 22.3 million square feet of office buildings, of which over 1 million square feet is occupied by retail tenants, ownership interests in 405,362 square feet of free-standing retail properties, and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 8.8 million square feet of properties. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green holds interests in 31 suburban assets totaling 6.8 million square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with four development properties encompassing approximately 465,441 square feet, and three land interests.