Marc R. Shapses

Executive Managing Director

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Transaction Volume

  • 15.5 million SF

Specialties

  • Office

Professional Expertise

A 23-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Marc has built a successful business through commitment, determination and loyalty. He understands the importance of the real estate decision for his clients and as their counsel, participates in every aspect of the process, beyond that of a traditional real estate advisor -- helping to hire a comprehensive real estate team, as well as participate in every meeting associated with the space.

Marc focuses on learning every aspect of his clients' business in order to help visualize big picture scenarios and execute the final lease. He assembles an experienced brokerage team to provide the necessary analyses to present the most appropriate occupancy alternatives to meet his clients' needs.

Some of his most notable transactions include the 54,000-square-foot expansion and relocation for IronShore Insurance in Lower Manhattan (and has been since hired as IronShore's national broker to represent the firm with its national expansion); the nearly 200,000-square-foot headquarters lease in Tarrytown, New York for pharmaceutical company Regeneron; the 25,300-square-foot headquarters acquisition and the 32,500- square-foot disposition that relocated the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism; the 31,000-square-foot showroom lease for office furniture manufacturer Haworth, Inc., which relocated from Chelsea to the former Manhattan Satellite Airline Terminal situated opposite Grand Central Station.

Marc joined Savills Studley in 1991 after six years with Sutton & Edwards, where he started his career. His geographic focus is on the New York metropolitan market, with a specific expertise on Downtown.

Activities & Achievements

Marc is an active member of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) and was recently honored by the organization for his long-term support, dedication and fundraising efforts. He also chairs the Emmory Reagan Shapses Classic and the ERS Charitable Foundation, an organization he started in honor of his daughter with tuberous sclerosis, through which he has raised nearly $4 million.

A primary member of the Metropolitan Business Network of New York City, Marc was recently re-elected president by the board of directors, following his two-year term as President. He is also a member of both the Lower Manhattan Office Building and the Real Estate Board of New York.

Education

Marc graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He also attended Polytechnic of North London, where he focused on international business studies.

Marc R. Shapses