John Cefaly

Executive Vice Chair • United States

John Cefaly New York
Send Me a Message
Local Office:

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

Office: +1 (212) 841-5977 x335977

Download VCard

John Cefaly

Executive Vice Chair • United States


John has worked with Cushman & Wakefield for 47 years – the first 30 years spent in the downtown office of Cushman & Wakefield where he was the leading broker for 20 consecutive years. During his tenure, John has made numerous contributions to the Cushman & Wakefield organization by serving on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, Global Management Team and the Compensation Committee.  He also founded and chaired the Brokerage Advisory Committee.

 

John has been engaged as both broker and consultant by many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and property owners.  John has been personally responsible for sales and leases in excess of 40 million square feet and is one of the most successful tenant representation professionals in the country. 

John has consistently been among the top five producing brokers within Cushman & Wakefield Worldwide over the past 30 years and is recognized as one of the top real estate professionals in the country. He was the recipient of Cushman & Wakefield’s Worldwide Top Overall Producer Award in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2011, Most Ingenious Deal of the Year in 2003 and 2006 and Deal of the Year in 2001 and 2006.

In 2018, John was inducted into the Cushman & Wakefield Hall of Fame.

John and his team concluded the highest-profile and largest lease in Manhattan in 2006 – the 600,000-square-foot Moody’s corporate headquarters relocation to Seven World Trade Center. John also led the three-member Cushman & Wakefield team that negotiated the largest lease/equity transaction in the City of New York in 2001 – the 1.2 million-square-foot CIBC World Markets lease at 300 Madison Avenue.

In 2010, John and his team negotiated the relocation of Deloitte’s headquarters from Downtown Manhattan to 30 Rockefeller Center for 460,000 square feet, and in 2011, he negotiated the largest deal in Midtown Manhattan for Nomura Holding America Inc., at Worldwide Plaza for 900,000 square feet. In 2013-2014, John led the lease-up of such trophy assets as 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 199 Water Street and 101 Park Avenue.

Bachelor of Science degree from Wilkes University, where he served as a member of its Board of Trustees

Member of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Related Insights

2019 US Industrial Construction Map
Research • Industrial

Industrial Construction Map

Use Cushman & Wakefield's interactive map to find out how much industrial commercial real estate construction activity is taking place in select United States cities.
4/6/2022
Niche Asset Card Image
Research • Insights

Niche Assets

Transaction activity for niche assets—healthcare, cold storage, data centers and senior and student housing—has exploded in recent years.
David Bitner • 10/21/2019
Cool Streets Card Image
Research • Retail

2019 Cool Streets

The 18-Hour Cool Street is driven by persistent urban renewal. Though “upstart” neighborhoods in some markets were unexpected, the trend will continue.
10/8/2019

Related Stories

2019 US Industrial Construction Map
Research • Industrial

Industrial Construction Map

Use Cushman & Wakefield's interactive map to find out how much industrial commercial real estate construction activity is taking place in select United States cities.
4/6/2022
Niche Asset Card Image
Research • Insights

Niche Assets

Transaction activity for niche assets—healthcare, cold storage, data centers and senior and student housing—has exploded in recent years.
David Bitner • 10/21/2019

Related News

Research • Industrial

US Industrial Construction Report Map

4/6/2022

Research • Insights

Niche Assets

David Bitner • 10/21/2019

Research • Retail

2019 Cool Streets

10/8/2019

My Listings

Available in Future
For Lease • Office
One MetLife Plaza/Bridge Plaza Tech Ctr.

27-01 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
21,463 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Office
101 Park Avenue

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10174
United States
24,600 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Office
One MetLife Plaza/Bridge Plaza Tech Ctr.

27-01 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
21,463 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Office
One MetLife Plaza/Bridge Plaza Tech Ctr.

27-01 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
21,463 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
900 Third Avenue

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States
18,305 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
101 Park Avenue

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10174
United States
24,600 SF

Social Media

Ready to talk?

Get in touch and we can help with any additional information you need.

With your permission we and our partners would like to use cookies in order to access and record information and process personal data, such as unique identifiers and standard information sent by a device to ensure our website performs as expected, to develop and improve our products, and for advertising and insight purposes.

Alternatively click on More Options and select your preferences before providing or refusing consent. Some processing of your personal data may not require your consent, but you have a right to object to such processing.

You can change your preferences at any time by returning to this site or clicking on  Cookies

More Options
Agree and Close
These cookies ensure that our website performs as expected,for example website traffic load is balanced across our servers to prevent our website from crashing during particularly high usage.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
These cookies allow us to work with our marketing partners to understand which ads or links you have clicked on before arriving on our website or to help us make our advertising more relevant to you.
Agree All
Reject All
SAVE SETTINGS