Sean Kearns

Sean Kearns

Executive Director

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

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    +1 212 841-7517

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Sean N. Kearns is an Executive Director with 14 years of real estate brokerage experience. He joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 after 9 years at Colliers International. In 2014, Mr. Kearns was recognized as one of the Cushman & Wakefield’s Top 100 Brokers in the Americas. Mr. Kearns is primarily focused on Landlord agency leasing in Manhattan. He is currently the exclusive leasing agent for approximately 2.5 million square feet.
Mr. Kearns is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He previously served on the Board of Governors for the USC Alumni Association. Mr. Kearns received the USC Alumni Association’s President’s Award in 2011, recognizing his contributions to USC. Mr. Kearns is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and resides in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Notable Transactions

  • Recently represented Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in its 23,000 SF lease at 33 West 60th Street
  • Current leasing agent for Empire State Realty Trust’s repositioning of 250 West 57th Street. Leases completed with COOKFOX Architects and Lighthouse Guild International.
  • Represented Empire State Realty Trust in a 220,000 SF renewal and expansion of PVH Corp. – 501 Seventh Avenue in 2013

Awards & Associations

Member of the team awarded the REBNY’s Retail Deal of the Year Award in November 2008 for the retail repositioning and Zara lease for a majority of the retail space at 500 Fifth Avenue.


  • 500 Fifth Avenue – 700,000 SF
  • 2 Herald Square, Status Capital – 500,000 SF
  • 250 West 57th Street, Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) – 500,000 SF
  • Tower 52, 150 East 52nd Street, Princeton Properties – 300,000 SF
  • 104 West 40th Street, Princeton Properties – 200,000 SF
  • 292 Madison Avenue, Marciano Investors Group/Herald Square Properties – 200,000 SF
  • Tower 56, 126 East 56th Street, Pearlmark Realty – 185,000 SF