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Robert Knakal

Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield
1290 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 660-7777
Website
Robert Knakal
Robert Knakal is chairman of capital markets at the global brokerage Cushman & Wakefield. He was the co-founder and chairman of Massey Knakal Realty Services, the biggest investment-sales brokerage in New York City in number of deals, until Cushman acquired the firm in late 2014 for approximately $100 million. Knakal has personally traded more than 1,300 buildings and sites in New York worth $9 billion, including some of the biggest apartment-building portfolio sales in the city’s history. Knakal founded his firm with Paul Massey Jr. in 1988, after the pair worked together for several years in the Manhattan offices of Coldwell Banker Commercial. The original concept was to specialize in properties smaller than 100,000 square feet, though Massey Knakal has often reached beyond that. The firm, which also focuses on the New York metropolitan area and exclusively represents sellers, included more than 150 employees in four offices as of spring 2014. Knakal, a New Jersey native born in 1963, graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1984. He is one of the most oft-quoted experts on the New York investment-sales market, and writes regularly about it for the Commercial Observer.
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  • Event Sales
  • Address 162 East 83rd Street
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 0
  • Price $ 7
  • Publication Date 09/01/2015
  • Event Date 07/23/2015
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker Thomas D. Gammino, Robert Knakal
notes
The five-story elevator serviced townhouse sold in an all-cash transaction for $7.3 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 4101 and 4113 Broadway
  • Address 4113 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 126,000
  • Price $ 42,000,000
notes
The firm purchased a pair of rental buildings.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 134 West 93rd Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 17,100,000
notes
The 57,750 square foot property sold for $17.1 million, which represents a capitalization rate of 2.88 percent, a gross rent multiple of 17.66, and a per square foot price of $296. The nine-story property comprises 26 two-bedroom, 24 one-bedroom, and three studio apartment units. Of the 53 units, 25 are rent stabilized, 19 are free market and nine are rent controlled. The purchaser intends to convert the pre-war building to condominiums.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 148-150-152 West 92nd Street
  • Address 152 West 92nd Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 4,300,000
  • Publication Date 09/01/2005
  • Event Date 07/23/2005
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Meyriek Ferguson, Robert Knakal
  • Party 2 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 2 Broker Meyriek Ferguson, Robert Knakal
notes
Sold for $4.3 million. Includes 148-150 West 92nd Street.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 53 West 88th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 4,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 630.00
notes
The property sold for $4 million, or $630 per square foot. The building is currently configured as 10 units, with nine one-bedrooms and one studio. The buyer plans to convert the property into a single-family townhouse.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 45 West 88th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 4,000,000
notes
Plans to convert to a single-family townhouse
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name Stonehenge West
  • Address 120 West 86th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 28,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 548.00
notes
The 51,072-square-foot elevator building, which has 23 rent-stabilized, four rent-controlled and 20 vacant or free market units, sold for $28 million, or $548 per square foot. The 1031 buyer will continue to operate the property as a high-end rental.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 111-117 West 72nd Street
  • Address 111 West 72nd Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 16,500,000
  • Price per foot $ 801.00
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The building, which has 19,900 rentable square feet, sold for $16.5 million, or $801 per square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 102-108 West 57th Street
  • Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 63,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 557.00
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The sale price of $63 million equates to around $557 per buildable square foot. The properties currently contain a two-story, 8,823-square-foot restaurant building and a six-story, 8,782-square-foot commercial building. Zoning allows the sites to be combined and for the development of 112,695 square feet of new space. Plans have been rendered for a 25-story mixed-use building.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 37 West 56th Street
  • Neighborhood #VALUE!
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 10,200,000
  • Price per foot $ 743.00
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The building, which has 13,725 square feet including eight one-bedroom units, sold for $10.2 million, or $743 per square foot. The developer also purchased three buildings to the east and plans a hotel/condo project.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 15-19 West 55th Street
  • Address 15 West 55th Street
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 100,420
  • Price $ 50,000,000
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The two contiguous, prewar apartment buildings sold for $50 million. The properties total 66,688 square feet of residential space and 13,824 square feet of commercial space. They also have 19,908 square feet of air rights.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 16 West 48th Street
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,158
  • Price $ 5,500,000
  • Publication Date 10/01/2012
  • Event Date 08/22/2012
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, James Nelson
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The retail condo sold for $5.5 million. The space, located at the base of the Centria condo, is ideally suited for a restaurant, according to the news release from Massey Knakal, with a pre-installed kitchen flue and smog hog, a double-wide staircase to the cellar and private elevator.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 155 West 46th Street
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 12,860
  • Price $ 8,380,000
  • Price per foot $ 652.00
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The property sold to the 50-50 partnership for $8.38 million, or about $652 per square foot. The buyers plan to demolish the building in order to expand the selling area at a large retail project they are developing next door. The purchase figures into the larger repositioning of the landmarked four-story I. Miller Building at 1552 Broadway, which will be combined with the lower floors of the neighboring office building at 1560 Broadway. Those buildings are adjacent to the newly acquired structure.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 147-149 West 46th Street
  • Address 147 West 46th Street
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 18,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 310.00
  • Publication Date 12/01/2010
  • Event Date 10/22/2010
  • Party 1 Mystic West Realty
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Jonathan Hageman, Elysa Berlin,
  • Party 2 Sbp 46 Street LLC
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The property sold for $18 million, or $310 per square foot. The site has 58,000 buildable square feet.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 414 West 45th Street
  • Neighborhood Clinton
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,419
  • Price $ 2,350,000
  • Publication Date 03/01/2012
  • Event Date 01/21/2012
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Christoffer Brodhead, Massey Knakal, David Noonan
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The property sold for $2.35 million. There is a garage on the ground floor and commercial spaces above.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 431-439 West 37th Street
  • Address 439 West 37th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 18,700,000
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The development site sold for $18.7 million. The site will likely be used for a 12-story, 110,700-square-foot luxury residential building, according to the buyer's representatives.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 320-328 West 36th Street
  • Address 320 West 36th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 33,500,000
  • Publication Date 03/01/2013
  • Event Date 01/20/2013
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, David Kalish
notes
The block-through development site sold for $33.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 511 West 35th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 414,750
  • Price $ 88,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 212.00
  • Publication Date 03/01/2014
  • Event Date 01/20/2014
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Stephen Palmese, Andrew Posil, David Kalish
notes
The property sold for $88 million, or $212 per buildable square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 435 West 33rd Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 24,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 324.00
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The property sold for $24 million, or $324 per buildable square foot. The site can support 96,281 buildable square feet if the developer purchases an additional 22,219 square feet of air rights from the city.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 855-857, 859-865, 867-873 Sixth Avenue, 106-108 West 31st Street
  • Address 108 West 31st Street
  • Neighborhood Penn Plaza
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 333,700
  • Price $ 117,500,000
  • Price per foot $ 352.00
  • Publication Date 04/01/2006
  • Event Date 02/20/2006
  • Party 1 Lavan family, Asher Bernstein, and others
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Thomas Donovan, John Ciraulo, David Kalish
  • Party 2 Herald Square Development
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The sales price of $117.5 million equates to $352 per buildable square foot. The properties, which encompass the blockfront on Sixth Avenue between West 30th and West 31st streets, were purchased by a Manhattan investor. Flexible zoning permits a variety of options including retail, residential, hotel, and or office development.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 113-117 West 24th Street
  • Address 113 West 24th Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 270,000
  • Price $ 67,500,000
  • Price per foot $ 251.00
  • Publication Date 10/01/2013
  • Event Date 08/22/2013
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Brock Emmetsberger
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The property sold for $67.5 million, or $251 per buildable square foot. Includes 117 West 24th Street.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 19-25 West 20th Street
  • Address 19 West 20th Street
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 9,750,000
  • Publication Date 03/01/2013
  • Event Date 01/20/2013
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, John Ciraulo
notes
The property sold for $9.75 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 704 West 180th Street
  • Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 418,230
  • Price $ 54,000,000
  • Publication Date 11/01/2008
  • Event Date 09/22/2008
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Robert Shapiro, Shimon Shkury
notes
The portfolio of five- and six-story walk-up buildings sold for $54 million. The properties are located at 463-467 West 159th Street; 2180-2182 Amsterdam Avenue; 503-507 West 176th Street; 531 West 179th Street; 704 West 180th Street; 559-561 West 183rd Street; 510-524 West 184th Street; 507 West 184th Street; 515 West 184th Street; 516-520 West 188th Street; 283-285 Audubon Avenue; 70-72 Pinehurst Avenue; 500 West 190th Street; and 234-236 East 118th Street. The buildings contain 500 apartments and 12 commercial units.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 3489 Broadway, 519 West 143rd Street, 610 West 163rd Street and 548 West 164th Street
  • Address 548 West 164th Street
  • Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 45,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 185.00
  • Publication Date 01/01/2014
  • Event Date 11/22/2013
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Knakal, Robert Shapiro, Josh Lipton
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The properties sold for $45 million, or $185 per square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 666 West 162nd Street
  • Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 53,034
  • Price $ 6,000,000
  • Publication Date 11/01/2011
  • Event Date 09/22/2011
  • Party 1 Brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Shapiro, Robert Knakal, Jonathan Hageman
notes
The elevator building sold for $6 million. There are 17 one-bedrooms, 19 two-bedrooms, nine three-bedrooms and five four-bedrooms.
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