Samuel Clark, III, currently a Vice Chairman at C&W, has been active in real estate for 33 years and is recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most accomplished consultants/brokers.
He has been instrumental in assisting many of the nation’s prominent corporate users and privately held firms such as Ernst & Young, U.S. LLP, International Paper, E.W. Scripps, Colgate, Capital One Financial and FTI Consulting, in the negotiations of their more complex financing, leasing and sales transactions on a local, national and global basis.
Mr. Clark completed the largest lease transaction in New York City in 1999 by representing Ernst & Young, U.S. LLP, exclusively in negotiating their national headquarters lease for a 1,100,000 sf build-to-suit at 5 Times Square in Manhattan for which he was honored as a finalist in the Manhattan “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” awards ceremony. He also received awards from NAIOP for the 1999 “Deal of the Year” in the Tri-State area and Cushman & Wakefield’s 1999 “Deal of the Year.”
Mr. Clark has consummated over 8,000,000 square feet of transactions including the acquisition and disposition of over 500,000 sq. ft. globally for DoubleClick, Inc., the sale of over 20,000 acres of land for International Paper and the lease up and subsequent sale of a 375,000 sq. ft. facility for Colgate Palmolive in Liase, Belgium.
Also active with landlord representation, Mr. Clark has served as agent for many major New York projects comprising over 2 million square feet of office space. He served as agent for the Continental Insurance Building (1,100,000 sq. ft.) at 180 Maiden Lane in New York City, 61 Broadway (655,000 sq. ft.), 45 Broadway Atrium (365,000 sq. ft.) and 345 Adam Street (295,000 sq. ft.) in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to his experience with C&W, he spent several years with various divisions of the Trammell Crow Company, a national real estate development organization, and worked on several major mixed-use development projects including the Times Square Redevelopment Project in New York. During this period Mr. Clark was also responsible for the oversight of Lucy Crow Billingsley’s multi-million square foot office, residential, retail and industrial real estate portfolio, including the Dallas Arts District redevelopment.
Mr. Clark earned a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.