Robert Burton

Senior Managing Director


Robert Burton is a Licensed Associate Broker and Senior Managing Director in the New York Middle Market Investment Sales Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on Downtown Manhattan, including SoHo, NoHo, Hudson Square, NoLita, and Chinatown. To date, Robert has closed over $1.5 Billion worth of sales. Robert began his real estate career at Massey Knakal Realty Services in 1997 and spearheaded their expansion from Midtown to Downtown. He was Senior Vice President at Massey Knakal.

The key to his success is a team approach. Robert’s team must be knowledgeable on all aspects of their listings, so when they are speaking with a client, a buyer, or a broker, they can relay up to the minute information. When a seller hires Robert’s team, he or she is not getting the expertise of just one broker, but the collective talent of an entire team.

Robert oversees the team’s operations, client interaction, and negotiations with buyers. His team facilitates cooperation with the outside brokerage community and conducts the majority of property tours. Together, they underwrite property valuations, provide market analysis and prepare marketing materials.

Robert’s previous work experience includes more than five years at the Wall Street firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin in its marketing department where he coordinated special events, conferences and road shows.

Mr. Burton has also been a professional actor. He is an active member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Robert is also an instrument rated private pilot and owns his own Cessna 210M. He has lived downtown in SoHo for more than 40 years.

Clients Served
  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Ashkenazy Acquisitions
  • Related Companies
  • Blumenfeld Development
  • Stonehenge
  • Kushner Companies
  • Sony
Major Transactions
  • 200 Lafayette, Zaccaro to Kushner – $50,000,000
  • Jamestown Air Rights, 325 Hudson – $15,000,000
  • Wai Family, 9002 Queens Blvd – $125,000,000
Professional Affiliations
  • Member – Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Board Member – Opening Act
Community Leadership
  • Air National Guard, Van Nuys, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Santa Clara University


    Market Activity Report for SoHo - Third Quarter 2016
    The third quarter of 2016 remained consistent with the second half of 2015 and the first two quarters of 2016. Transaction volume has remained flat while pricing has also held steady...View Article

    Downtown Looks Up
    As the national spotlight targets the banking and real estate industries, analysts are divided over the future of NYC real estate, especially in regards to the last six months. In spite of what news sources have said about the current state of the market, we have found that although activity has been slow through late spring and the summer, prices have not decreased. However, there remains a static gap between what a seller expects their property to fetch and what a buyer can afford to pay given the lending situation. Larger property sales (over $50 million) have come to a virtual standstill, especially since banks have tightened their lending standards, expecting a higher return with some type of recourse in the event of a default. View Article

Robert Burton
Senior Managing Director
(212) 660-7770
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Bobby Carrozzo
Associate Director
(212) 589-5118
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Notable Recent Transactions

123 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013/$37,000,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, SoHo, New York


125-127 Grand Street / In-Contract/$21,500,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, SoHo, New York


552 Broome Street Apartment Buildings, Hudson Square, New York


48 Macdougal Street, New York, NY 10012 / In-Contract/$7,250,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Townhouses, Mixed-Use User Buildings, Live Plus Income Buildings, Special Use, SoHo, New York


512 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Hudson Square, New York