John Peters

John Peters

Executive Director

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

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    +1 212 841-7510

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John Peters joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1986 and has been one of the firm’s leading brokerage professionals during his career, including being the top producing salesperson in the New York Metropolitan area on three occasions. During his career, John has been involved in over 300 real estate transactions totaling over 8,200,000 sq. ft. in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

John is one of the leading experts in the United States in the area of data center and telecommunications switching facilities.  John has successfully marketed numerous technology oriented properties, including The Teleport, the world’s first office park designed for data center and switch facilities.  John has represented numerous telecommunications companies in acquiring facilities across the United States, such as 360networks, AT&T, Broadwing Communications, Facilicom International, IDT Telecom, Global Crossing, Global Telesystems, Level 3, MCI Worldcom, New Global Telecom, Paytec Communications, Sprint PCS and Star Telecom.  John has completed over 3,500,000 sq. ft. of transactions in 65 U.S. cities involving data center and switch facilities.

John has extensive experience in the four outer-boroughs of New York City, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. In the outer-boroughs John has successfully leased over 800,000 sq. ft. of agency assignments on behalf of landlords and represented tenants acquiring over 600,000 sq. ft. of office, industrial and warehouse space on behalf of the AT&T, City of New York and Sprint PCS.

The Peters family started at Cushman & Wakefield in 1929 and has been instrumental in transforming Cushman & Wakefield into one of the largest real estate service firms in the world. John resides in Manhattan with his wife, Julia, and son, Max.


Graduated from Syracuse University with bachelor’s degrees in Finance, Real Estate and Statistics

Professional Affiliations

Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)


  • 665 Broadway – Agency
  • AT&T – 1,000,000 SF Nationally
  • Sprint PCS – 975,000 SF Nationally
  • Abovenet Communications – 310,000 SF 
  • 360networks, Inc. – 75,000 SF 
  • Broadwing Communications – 97,500 SF


John has represented numerous corporations, including:  Bank of Boston, The City of New York, J.P. Morgan, McGraw-Hill, Inc., National Football League, Rabobank Nederland, Spear Leeds & Kellogg, State University of New York and Virgin Airways.  As a landlord’s representative, John’s clients have included:  Argent Ventures, Greystone Properties, Silverstein Properties, Rockrose Corporation, The Rockefeller Group, Swig Equities and Trump Organization.