William O'Keefe

Managing Director
Managing Director

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

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    +1 973 908-6101

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Professional Expertise

William O’Keefe is a Senior Director and Broker of Record of the New Jersey offices. Mr. O’Keefe’s main focus is to expand Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant and Landlord Advisory and Brokerage services. During his career, he has negotiated more than 8.5 million square feet of leases providing corporate Tenants and Landlords consulting, marketing, leasing and strategic planning services. His career achievements have earned him some of the industry’s most significant awards for leadership and sales.

Mr. O’Keefe was most recently a Senior Vice President of Normandy Real Estate Partners, where he was responsible for directing all leasing and marketing efforts for a 6.5 million square foot office portfolio in the major metropolitan areas of New Jersey and Massachusetts. He was directly involved in the oversight of all aspects of asset repositioning strategies, including rebranding and improvement of tenant rosters. He also served an integral role in property acquisition due diligence, underwriting and transaction execution. Mr. O’Keefe managed over 15 third-party agency teams in addition to members of the in-house leasing team.

Prior to Normandy, he was a leasing broker for CB Richard Ellis where he garnered extensive experience in the New Jersey commercial real estate market. He focused on tenant and landlord representation, with expertise in site selection, financial analysis, and the acquisition and disposition of space.

Awards & Associations

  • 2017 CoStar Power Broker Award
  • 2015 Cushman & Wakefield Top Broker Award
  • 2015 CoStar Power Broker Award
  • 2013 CoStar Power Broker Award
  • 2013 Real Estate Forum’s Tomorrow’s Leaders of NJ
  • 2012 CoStar Power Broker Award


  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC (525,000 SF)
  • CIT
  • Connective RX (60,000 SF)
  • Decision Resources Group
  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (21,000 SF)
  • Eliassen Group (24,150 SF)
  • Fox Rothschild (40,000 SF)
  • Hudson Group (HG) Retail, LLC (93,000 SF)
  • KABR Group
  • Keystone Property Group
  • KRE (140,000 SF)
  • Natrel Communications (27,500 SF)
  • Normandy Real Estate Partners (750,000 SF)
  • Onyx Equities (525,000 SF)
  • Rockefeller Group (300,000 SF)
  • Santander Bank (30,000 SF)
  • Staples (65,000 SF)
  • State Farm