The award that Howard Greenberg won is for the lease of 125,000 square feet by the law firm Wilson Elser at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. Mr. Greenberg represented the tenant in the transaction, which was the largest office lease of the year (2011) in Westchester County.
NAIOP is the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the leading organization for developers, owners and investors in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 15,000 members and provides advocacy, education, and business opportunities through its North American network.
1133 Westchester Avenue is a 620,000 square foot building, owned by the RPW Group, headquartered in Rye Brook, New York. Its major tenants include EMC, IBM, ITT, The Journal News, Wachovia Securities, and The Westchester County Association. The building features a complete amenities package, including 24/7 security, a full-service cafeteria, executive dining room, fitness center, conference center, child-care center, beauty salon, and car wash.
Mr. Greenberg said: "I am honored to receive this prestigious award from NAIOP. It confirms the principle on which my business has been built: a small boutique firm like mine that exclusively represents the interests of commercial real estate tenants and buyers can successfully compete and win the prize for the largest transaction in Westchester County."
Howard Properties, Ltd., which is headquartered in White Plains, NY, specializes in tenant representation and real estate consulting. Founded by veteran commercial broker Howard Greenberg in 1998, Howard Properties has completed space acquisitions, dispositions, lease negotiations and consulting assignments in 20 states. The firm is an affiliate member of CORFAC International, an association of independent real estate brokerage firms represented in more than 150 markets in the Americas and internationally.