Robert M. Shapiro

Executive Managing Director


Robert Shapiro is an Executive Managing Director in the New York Middle Markets Investment Sales Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales. To date he has facilitated the sale of 258 investment properties in all five boroughs of New York City for an aggregate value of over $1.75 billion. Robert began his career in 2001 at Massey Knakal Realty Services which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield on December 31, 2014.

He is an expert in rent regulated multifamily sales on both the individual and portfolio basis. He built his career focusing on the Northern Manhattan market place and now leads a team of 10 professionals who assist in the sales and marketing of his listings. Robert has had also had tremendous success in selling properties throughout NYC including Manhattan south of 96th Street, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

His clients range from institutional investors, universities, long-time owners, non-profits, and religious organizations; they all choose to work with Robert for his in-depth market knowledge and tremendous work ethic.

Major Transactions
  • Fort Riverside Portfolio – $101,500,000
  • Upper Manhattan Residential Portfolio – $72,500,000
  • Inwood Heights Portfolio – $68,500,000
  • Broadway West Portfolio – $62,000,000
  • New 118 Portfolio – $54,000,000
  • 281 Park Avenue South – $50,000,000
  • 4101 & 4113 Broadway – $42,000,000
  • 300 & 310 Wadsworth – $36,000,000
  • The Palace Portfolio – $30,000,000
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Licensed Associate Broker
  • Washington Heights / Inwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Northern Manhattan Committee
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Stores Committee Former Member
  • Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York, Chairman
  • Advisory Board Member of Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
Professional Recognition
  • New York Real Estate Journal’s Young & Established, 2014
  • Real Estate New York’s 30 under 30 list: 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, SUNY Albany


  • New York State Licensed Associate Broker
  • Washington Heights / Inwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Northern Manhattan Committee
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Stores Committee, Former Member
  • Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation (MKCF)
  • Young Mens/Womens Real Estate Association of New York, Chairman


    Northern Manhattan: Manhattan's Final Frontier
    The robust year over year expansion in both dollar and transactional volume clearly signaled a recovery in Northern Manhattan. We believe this is only the beginning of a sustained upward trend as numerous factors will continue to stimulate and encourage growth. The tremendous deployment of capital into Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood over the past real estate cycle has replenished the formally famished neighborhoods. Large scale institutional investments from hedge funds, international hotel chains, and Columbia University, have also played a significant role helping revitalizing the landscape uptown. View Article

    Northern Manhattan - Leading The Way Towards Recovery
    A sense of optimism has begun to return to the New York City real estate investment property market as transactional activity has been steadily rising quarter by quarter. Although this overall trend is being felt in neighborhoods all over the city, nowhere is this more prevalent than in Northern Manhattan (East & West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood). With over $116,000,000 in sales consisting of 35 transactions in the first quarter of 2010, it is clear that Northern Manhattan is experiencing one of the sharpest rebounds in activity. View Article

    Clear Skies Ahead For Washington Heights And Inwood
    As with the rest of the New York City investment property market place, Manhattan’s two most northern neighborhoods experienced a very trying year. However due to an abundance of medium sized, multifamily properties, they fared better than most. By thoroughly studying and dissecting real market data, neighborhood trends, and actively brokering properties everyday we are forecasting significantly clearer skies ahead in 2010. Readily available and attractive financing for this preferred asset class has also helped fuel a spike in activity in the Q4 2009 contract signings. The overall improved quality of life, decrease in crime, and geographical advantages, has also contributed to this sunnier outlook. View Article

Notable Recent Transactions


38-52 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032/$15,000,000 Apartment Buildings, Washington Heights, New York


132 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032/$9,250,000 Apartment Buildings, Washington Heights, New York


712 W 176th Street, New York, NY 10033/$5,325,000 Apartment Buildings, Washington Heights, New York


243 W 135th Street, New York, NY 10030/$2,550,000 Apartment Buildings, Harlem, New York