Robert Donnelly Sr.

Robert Donnelly

Executive Vice Chairman

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    1150 Headquarters Plaza
    West Tower, 3rd Floor
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 973 993-1200

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Robert J. Donnelly is a 37-year veteran of Cushman & Wakefield in commercial brokerage, specializing in Corporate Advisory / Tenant Representation. Robert is credited with being a frontrunner in the development of comprehensive corporate services. He has the invaluable experience of major account start-up and the transition process.

Throughout his career, Robert has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations, including AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, General Electric, Sanofi-Aventis and BASF. Of these transactions, as well as numerous others, he has had oversight responsibility for more than 500 million square feet.

Robert has been the Account Executive for AT&T since 1993. In this role, he oversees all of Cushman & Wakefield’s activities on behalf of the client and interfaces with senior management on an ongoing basis.

In 2000, Robert was promoted to Executive Vice President and elected to the Cushman & Wakefield Board of Directors. In 2014, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice Chairman.  

Community Leadership

  • Board Member, Rutgers Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Partner, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Awards & Associations

Robert has received such awards as the NAIOP New Jersey Impact Award (2014) and NAIOP Office/Mixed Use Deal of the Year for the BASF built-to-suit transaction (2010) and also for the Bayer Healthcare building purchase in Whippany (2014). Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal has named him Top Leasing Broker from 2011 through 2015. He has also been the recipient of the Real Estate Forum’s Top Broker Award from 2012 through 2014 and NJBIZ Power 50. 


  • AT&T | Bedminster, NJ | 879,300 SF | Lease Renewal
  • AT&T | Middletown, NJ | 1,800,000 SF | Lease
  • BASF | Florham Park, NJ | 325,000 SF | Building & Land Sale
  • Bayer Healthcare | Whippany, NJ | 95 acres | Land Sale
  • MetLife | Whippany, NJ | 184,960 SF | Build-to-Suit
  • Sanofi-Aventis | Bridgewater, NJ | 870,000 SF | Headquarters


  • AT&T
  • SGS
  • BASF
  • General Electric