Shawn Rosenthal has joined CBRE Group, Inc.'s Midtown Manhattan office as an executive vice president in the debt & equity finance group.
Prior to joining CBRE, he was a senior executive at the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, where he closed more than 90 transactions in excess of $3.9 billion. He was the winner of the Real Estate Board of New York's 2008 Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for arranging $700 million of debt and equity financing for the acquisition of 650 Madison Ave. He was named one of Tomorrow's Leaders Under 45 in New York, by Real Estate Forum in 2013; one of the Forty-Under-Forty in 2010, by Real Estate Forum, and one of the Rising Stars in the Industry for 2006, by Real Estate Weekly.
Rosenthal arranged seven transactions in 2012, among them a $400 million refinancing of 452 Fifth Avenue, in New York City, and a $165 million acquisition loan for One South Wacker, in Chicago. Other notable transactions over the past few years include 1412 Broadway and 4 New York Plaza, in Manhattan; 1211 Connecticut Avenue, in Washington, DC, and The Waterfront at Pu'uloa, in Hawaii. Mr. Rosenthal is an expert in the senior and mezzanine debt markets and spends significant time on joint venture equity transactions. He often speaks on panels at industry conferences and writes articles on these topics, and recently authored a chapter of a Real Estate Capital Markets Handbook, a text used in European business schools.
"Shawn is a proven financing professional who has negotiated high-profile transactions with BlackRock and many notable private equity firms, as well as the Harbor Group and other sophisticated private real estate companies," said Matthew Van Buren, president, New York Tri-State Region, CBRE. "We are thrilled that he has chosen CBRE's global platform to expand his work. We're confident that he will be a valuable addition to our firm."
Before joining Ackman-Ziff, Rosenthal practiced real estate law at Thacher Proffitt and Wood for two years. He was an auditor and tax associate at KPMG prior to law school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics from Queens College and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law. He is a licensed attorney and C.P.A. in New York and the member of several real estate organizations including the Real Estate Board of New York, Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers and National Multifamily Housing Council, as well as the New York State Bar Association.