Howard Poretsky

Senior Managing Director


Transaction Volume

  • 12 million SF


  • Office
  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Valuations

Professional Expertise

Howard has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 25 years and has focused his career on representing tenants with their real estate needs. His clients include major corporations, law firms, financial institutions, and not-for-profits such as Practicing Law Institute (PLI), Allied Irish Bank, Alliance Bernstein, CCS Fundraising Services, CBX, National Corporate Research, Christian Brothers Investment Services, Madison Performance Group, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), Henry Street Settlement, Bowery Residents Committee, and The Lower Eastside Tenement Museum.

Howard has built a successful career through commitment, determination and loyalty. He works tirelessly on behalf of his client’s and participates in every aspect of the real estate process as a strategic partner.

Activities & Achievements

Howard has a unique ability to forecast and recognize upcoming trends as it relates to various submarkets and has craft tenant-favorable transactions despite market conditions. He has completed a diverse array of complex real estate assignments, including the 75,000-square-foot strategic relocation of Practicing Law Institute (PLI) to 1177 Avenue of the Americas. The relocation was a strategic reduction in space that allowed PLI to create a modern “state of the art” column-free conference facility and obtain a dedicated lobby entrance with exclusive signage rights. On behalf of Allied Irish Bank, he disposed of 40,000-square-foot headquarters space located at 1166 Avenue of the Americas, while simultaneously securing 20,000-square-feet at 1345 Avenue of the Americas resulting in a savings of over $7.7 million dollars. And after 50 Years of Ownership, longtime owner Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies looked to Howard’s guidance to rethink their workplace methods which led to the sale of their historic property known as the Church Mission House located at 281 Park Avenue South for a record breaking price of $1,360 per square foot and the acquisition of a 20,000-squrea-foot full floor commercial condominium located at 40 Broad Street.

Howard is involved with several philanthropic causes including the FSH Society, The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, UJA Federation and the development of clean water wells in Africa.

Howard is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), as well as the Young Men’s & Women’s Real Estate Association (YMREA). He is also active with the Grand Central Partnership.

Howard Poretsky