Josh N. Kuriloff is a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and one of the highest-ranking brokerage professionals at Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm.
Mr. Kuriloff is Executive Vice Chairman and member of C&W’s Global Advisory Board. In 1998, 2009, 2014 and 2017, he earned the distinction of being recognized as C&W’s top brokerage professional worldwide. In 2015, Mr. Kuriloff was ranked #1 in Real Estate Forum’s Top U.S. Brokerage Professionals feature.
Clients Served and Noteworthy Transactions
Mr. Kuriloff’s clients include the most recognized names in global business and revered organizations in the New York metropolitan area. A partial list of his clients includes: Alvin Ailey, Brookfield, Callahan Capital Partners, Citigroup, Continuum Health Partners, Cullen and Dykman LLP, Greater New York Hospital Association, Harvard Business School Publishing, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Macquarie Holdings, McKool Smith, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Pfizer Inc., Revlon Inc., Verizon, Vornado, Willis Group Holdings and United Hospital Fund.
Mr. Kuriloff represented Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker, in its lease of Chicago’s Sears Tower renamed “Willis Tower.” Willis Tower is the tallest building in the western hemisphere and houses the Willis Midwest regional headquarters.
Mr. Kuriloff also represents several of the New York area’s most prominent landlords, including: Callahan/Ivanhoe Cambridge at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, Beacon Capital at Westchester One, Vornado Realty Trust, 1290 Sixth Avenue, and Brookfield’s new master planned development of 7.2 million sf called Manhattan West.
In any given year, Mr. Kuriloff is involved in some of the largest and most complex projects and transactions in New York. Mr. Kuriloff represented Citigroup in its 176,000 sf lease at 731 Lexington Avenue – Bloomberg Tower. Mr. Kuriloff represented NYU Langone Medical Center in a renewal and expansion at 1 Park Avenue of 420,000 square feet. Mr. Kuriloff represented Mt. Sinai on the consolidation of their executive and administrative offices into a 450,000 sf new headquarters at 150 East 42nd. The transaction allowed for a complex 30-year leasehold acquisition which allows Mt. Sinai to be exempt from real estate taxes.
One of Mr. Kuriloff’s notable assignments involved the extension of the Fox/News Corp lease for 1,200,000 sq ft at 1211 6th Avenue. The complexity and scale of the transaction earned Mr. Kuriloff the distinction of receiving C&W’s coveted Deal of the Year Award. Mr. Kuriloff led a team in the $650 million sales leaseback of Verizon’s headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The transaction was the largest sale leaseback in the state of New Jersey.
This year, Mr. Kuriloff represented Pfizer in their global headquarters for an 825,000 sq ft lease as the anchor tenant in the new Tishman Speyer development in Hudson Yards. In addition, he was part of the team in disposing of their owned headquarters for $380 million.
Mr. Kuriloff is dedicated to civic and charitable activities. He is on the Dean’s Board of Advisors for the George Washington University School of Business. Most notably, he is a Trustee for the United Hospital Fund, which paid tribute to him as Honoree for his service to New York’s health care community. In addition, he was an Honoree for St. Mary Hospital in Bayside, NY. Mr. Kuriloff is a graduate of George Washington University.