Joe Grotto

Joseph Grotto

Executive Director

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

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    +1 212 318-9727

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Joseph Grotto, Jr. has been active in the New York City metropolitan area as a commercial leasing broker and consultant for the past 30 years. A co-founder of J. Grotto & Associates, Mr.

Grotto merged his company into Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Grotto’s accomplishments encompass in excess of 4.8 million square feet of leasing and sales transactions, in addition to numerous consulting assignments.


Bachelor’s degree, Denison University

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York and Connecticut
  • Board of Governors, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award awarded by The Sales Brokers Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York for most ingenious sales deal in New York City, 1994
  • Assistant Treasurer, Realty Foundation of New York, 2005–present
  • Young Real Estate Man of the Year Award, 2009
  • Board of Governors, Vice Chairman, Chairman 2001 (400-plus members), Young Men’s/Women’s R.E. Association


Notable Transactions

  • American Royal Reinsurance Co. – 42,000 SF lease
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – assemblage of entire block front on the Upper East Side, in addition to various leases
  • Sunkyong America Inc., 110 East 55th Street, New York, NY – 70,000 SF building purchase
  • Estates of Irwin and Adolph Schnurmacher, 425 East 61st Street, New York, NY – 175,000 SF building sale
  • HIP of Greater New York – 213,000 SF corporate headquarters lease
  • The Spence School – 30,000 SF acquisition of the former Smither’s Institute Building
  • IBM, East Fishkill, NY – 600,000 SF building sale
  • Fidelis Care of NY, Queens, NY – 94,000 SF headquarters lease; Buffalo, NY - 171,000 SF lease
  • Crozier Fine Arts, Inc., Newark, NJ – 230,000 SF building sale
  •, Carlstadt, NJ – 100,000 SF lease
  • Pfizer – Numerous transactions worldwide
  • Marymount Manhattan College – 120,000 SF residential condo
  • Princeton Club of New York – sale of air rights