Craig Evans

Craig Evans

Senior Managing Director

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

  • Phone

    +1 212 318-9708

  • Mobile

    646.326.6798

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Profile

Since becoming active in the real estate investment and brokerage industry in 1981, Craig Evans has completed single asset and portfolio transactions totaling more than $2 billion across the United States. Mr. Evans is a recognized authority on office property markets, is frequently quoted in business journals and has appeared on nationally televised business news programs. Specializing in property sales and leasing, Mr. Evans has a thorough understanding of infrastructure and current tenant occupancies, ensuring the needs of his tenants are met.

Mr. Evans’ previous roles include senior director at Cushman & Wakefield and President of CEREI Realty Advisors, where he purchased defaulted mortgage obligations and foreclosed properties. He began his career with Prudential Insurance Co. in its Washington, DC, office. Mr. Evans had asset management, acquisition and disposition responsibilities across the country for 12 years.


Education

Master of Business Administration, Columbia Business School
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, University of Rochester

Awards & Associations

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York and Connecticut
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Member
  • CCIMM New York Chapter, Membership Committee Chair 
  • Urban Land Institute, Full Member
  • ICSC, Member

Community Leadership

  • Real Estate Committee Director and Chair, Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
  • Developmental Committee, Waveny Care Network
  • Parents Leadership Committee, Harvard and Duke Universities

Assignments

Notable Transactions

  • UBS Realty Advisors, Chicago, IL – lease extension; Evaluated configuration of space being vacated for marketability
  • UBS Realty Investors, 400 South Tryon, Charlotte, NC – 600,000 SF CBD office building lease
  • Aegon USA Realty Advisors – Leased vacant space in freestanding retail building to Walgreen’s; tenant paid to expand building, enlarge parking lot and pay 75 percent higher rent than conventional tenant
  • CitiBank Portfolio, Aegon Realty Investors, Long Island, NY – multibuilding retail office portfolio
  • American Cancer Society, 132 West 32nd Street, New York, NY – 70,000 SF acquisition of a condominium to be built in a large residential development for a “Hope Lodge” and regional headquarters
  • 321 East Third Street, New York, NY – development site sale
  • 277 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT – six-acre development site sale
  • Seacastle, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY – 19,000 SF office condominium sale
  • Singapore Airlines, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY – 13,000 SF office condominium sale at record-high price to user
  • Art Students League, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY – excess development (air) rights sale
  • Private Investor, Hamtilton Township, NJ – 426,000 SF suburban office property sale

Clients

  • Aegon USA Realty Advisors
  • Art Students League of New York
  • George Comfort & Sons
  • Louis Dreyfus Properties
  • Singapore Airlines
  • The Related Companies
  • UBS Realty Advisors