Matthias Li

Matthias Li

Managing Director

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

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    +1 212 841-7712

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Matthias Li is a Managing Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Midtown Manhattan office, where he represents many of the most prominent real estate owners and occupiers in the United States in developing and implementing leasing strategies and asset plans.

In his agency practice, Matthias has represented numerous real estate owners in the lease-up of their New York City assets including SL Green, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Rockrose and the Vanbarton Group. Notably, Matthias represents Brookfield Office Properties as a leasing agent for Manhattan West, a 7.2 million square-foot master planned development in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards district. Matthias also represents Taconic Investment Partners as a leasing agent for their new 1.9 million square-foot master planned development on Manhattan’s Lower East Side known as Essex Crossing.

Matthias’ tenant representation practice covers a wide range of business sectors including finance, health care, technology, and not-for-profit, with clients including Ameriprise Financial, TPG, and The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. He currently represents Pfizer Inc. in the search for their new 800,000 rsf global headquarters in Manhattan.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Matthias practiced real estate law in New York City representing landlords and tenants in a broad range of legal matters including litigation, building operations, leasing, bankruptcy, and construction disputes. Matthias was an attorney in the Real Estate Operations Department of the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he represented owners such as Tishman Speyer, MetLife and Brookfield Office Properties. 

He is a licensed NY real estate salesperson and licensed to practice law in the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York as well as the State Courts of New York. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of New York State and City Bar Associations 
  • Member of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Community Leadership

  • Co-President of the Board of Directors of the Hunter College High School Alumni Association.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Juris Doctor degree, Fordham University School of Law

Awards & Associations

Top SAS Professional of the Year, 2012