Robert Gibson has joined JLL as vice chairman of New York retail brokerage to lead the expansion of the firm’s retail platform in Manhattan, and will be responsible for the growth of retail tenant and agency leasing in the market.
“New York is a vital market for international retailers pursuing entry into the U.S., and for national retailers seeking access to an extremely dense customer base. As retail’s globalization continues and competition for prime, high-street locations increases, the addition of Robert Gibson to our New York retail platform will significantly enhance our ability to service clients with the very best representation.” – Greg Maloney, CEO of JLL Retail.
The addition of Robert to JLL’s existing retail practice creates a robust platform for new and existing clients, and rounds out the expansion of JLL’s New York office to provide complete services across all business lines. JLL’s existing NYC retail brokerage team, Paul Berkman, Craig Slosberg and Davie Berke, will work as a team with Robert in servicing New York and tri-state-area retail clients.
“JLL’s extraordinary national reach and its internal culture of collaboration will enable us to provide a greater level of service to retailers seeking a presence in the New York metropolitan area and nationally. We look forward to a period of additional growth and expansion.” – Robert Gibson
Robert, most recently a vice chairman with Cushman & Wakefield Inc.’s Midtown Manhattan office, has more than 26 years of retail leasing experience in New York and nationally. He has represented H&M, Ferragamo USA, Capital One Bank, Burton Snowboard Company, Citibank N.A., Filene’s Basement, Sixty USA, Ricoh Corporation and Verizon Wireless in the New York metropolitan area and Salvatore Ferragamo, Burton Snowboards, Furla, and Trina Turk nationally. Property owners he has represented include Fisher Development Associates, LLC, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, Alchemy Properties, Jamestown Properties, Digby Management, Colby Capital, and Marx Realty & Improvement Corp.
Robert received a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Stores Committee, and of the International Council of Shopping Centers.