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Douglas L. Harmon

Douglas L. Harmon

Cushman & Wakefield
Chairman of Capital Markets
New York, NY, USA

Professional Expertise

Since the beginning of his real estate career in 1985, Douglas Harmon has been a prominent leader in New York City and a trusted advisor on the international real estate scene. Mr. Harmon has handled many of the world’s largest, highest-profile and record-setting transactions over the last three decades. Headquartered in New York City, Mr. Harmon is Chairman of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in late 2016, Mr. Harmon was a Senior Managing Director and member of the Management Committee at Eastdil Secured, where he worked since 1993. In his first year at Cushman & Wakefield, he led the charge on $10 billion of sale and recapitalization transactions. Mr. Harmon has executed $175 billion in total transactions since 1997.

Mr. Harmon’s real estate transaction experience is broad and extensive, with a resume that includes well-known office properties like the Sears / Willis Tower and the GM Building, to major residential assets such as Peter Cooper Stuyvesant Town, Parkmerced, The Apthorp and Columbus Square, to iconic hotels such as the Waldorf Astoria and the Chelsea Hotel. Furthermore, Mr. Harmon has been a pioneer in transacting in what are now Manhattan’s most exclusive submarkets. Just a few examples include the Chelsea Market, Google’s NYC Headquarters (111 Eighth Avenue), the Starrett-Leigh Building, Time Warner Center, 10 Hudson Yards, 1515 Broadway and 1 Liberty Plaza.

Education & Achievements

Mr. Harmon holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BA from Brown University.

He is a longtime Board Member of the New York Stage and Film Company, a not-for-profit dedicated to the development and production of new works of emerging and established artists for theater and film. He also serves on the advisory board of Caravel Management, LLC a New York-based emerging and frontier markets investment firm.

Mr. Harmon currently serves on the board of directors for a number of real estate projects in Manhattan, and was named Broker of the Year in 2003 and 2004 (the last two years Institutional Investors Inc. awarded this particular country-wide distinction). Mr. Harmon has accumulated numerous other real estate awards and accolades.


Douglas L. Harmon is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Richard Persichetti and Lori Albert, Cushman & Wakefield, Marketbeat Manhattan Office Q4 2017 - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018
State of the Real Estate Market (PowerPoint slides) - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment State of the Real Estate Market - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 28, 2018, New York, NY

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