Arthur Draznin

Arthur Draznin

Executive Managing Director

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    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10104-6178
    United States

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    212 841 5054

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Professional Expertise

Arthur Draznin joined Cushman & Wakefield as an Executive Managing Director in October 2017. Mr. Draznin has more than 40 years of experience as an office leasing broker in New York City and the metropolitan area, serving as a landlord’s agent and tenant representative. He has leased more than 10 million square feet representing the smartest and toughest landlords as well as the most demanding tenants. He has orchestrated marketing campaigns for print and digital and created presentations for properties ranging in size from 50,000 to 800,000 square feet. Buildings represented as an exclusive leasing agent include One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 630 Third Avenue, 575 Madison Avenue and 600 Madison Avenue, 61 West 23rd Street, 360 Lexington Avenue, and 115 East 57th Street.

Tenants represented include Law Firms, Hedge Funds, Accounting firms, Governments (in the purchase and leasing of their premises), large and small corporations, as well as not for profit organizations.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he worked at Newmark Knight Frank as an Executive Managing Director for 15 years. He also served as President of Harper Lawrence (affiliated with the Lawrence Ruben Company/Ruben Companies), where he led a Commercial Real Estate brokerage business with more than 25 brokers reporting to him.  Prior, he was Vice President at the Edward S. Gordon Company, where he started his career.

Awards & Associations

Professional Affiliations

  • The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) –- Grand Central, Leasing Brokers, and Arbitration Committee member
  • Urban Land Institute 

Professional Recognition

  • Admitted to the US Federal Court Southern District, NYS Supreme Court as expert witness on NYC Office Leasing 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University Real Estate Institute (13 years), taught Office Leases: The Business and Management Considerations


Rider University
Bachelor of Arts, Dual Major in Political Science and Public Administration

New York University
MPA program at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration


Select Clients Served and Noteworthy Transactions

  • Pavia & Harcourt – 22,000 sf at 590 Madison Avenue
  • Hogan Lovells – 210,000 square feet (sf) lease at 390 Madison Avenue
  • Doctors Without Borders – 62,000 sf purchase at 40 Rector Street (Commercial Condominium) and 34,000 sf disposition at 333 Seventh Avenue
  • Levy Konigsberg – 44,000 sf lease at 800 Third Avenue
  • Roger Hertog Foundation (Co-founder of Sanford C. Bernstein) – 15,000 sf of leases at 745 Fifth Avenue and 399 Park Avenue
  • Mestel Inc. / Hire Counsel – 50,000 sf of leases in multiple locations including NYC, LA, Raleigh, and Southfield, MI 
  • Monarch Alternative Capital – 60,000 sf lease and renewal at 535 Madison Avenue
  • Morrison Cohen – 51,000 sf at 750 Lexington Avenue
  • Mazars USA – 100,000 sf lease at 135 W 50th Street
  • Mandelbaum Salsburg – 50,000 sf lease at 3 Becker Farm Road, Roseland, NJ and 1270 Avenue of the Americas
  • Governments – Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Slovenia, Taiwan, numerous others