Robert (Bob) has enjoyed a diverse 30 year career at Cushman & Wakefield and holds the position of Managing Director of Brokerage Services. As such, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of C&W’s brokerage service line in the Manhattan offices, which currently contain approximately 180 brokers. Prior to assuming a management position, Bob was a broker specializing in tenant representation leasing services in the New York City commercial market, where he successfully completed numerous transactions of varying size and scope.
He has also represented several Fortune 500 companies on an exclusive basis including General Reinsurance Corporation, Honeywell Inc., Pitney Bowes Inc. and Sunbeam Corporation in numerous real estate acquisition and disposition transactions throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. As one of the pioneers of Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Services Group he was instrumental in the development of a broad range of corporate account management systems and procedures. In 1995, Mr. Gastel was presented with the Outstanding Corporate Services Professional Award at Cushman & Wakefield's National Achievement Conference. In 1999 he received an award and was recognized as one of Cushman & Wakefield’s top performers in the New York region.