Chairman, Head of NY Investment Sales
JLL Capital Markets
Bob Knakal is Chairman, Investment Sales with JLL Capital Markets in New York. In this role, Bob leads the investment sales division, focusing on expanding middle-market asset sales in the greater New York region while driving expansion across the firm’s institutional business
From 1988 through 2014, Massey Knakal closed over 6,000 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $23 billion. To date, Bob has been personally responsible for the sale of more than 1,864 buildings (generally considered to be the highest total ever for a single broker in New York) and over $18 billion in sales.
On December 31, 2014, Cushman & Wakefield acquired Massey Knakal. At Cushman & Wakefield, Bob acted as Chairman of New York Investment Sales. He was ranked the top originating investment sales broker at Cushman & Wakefield in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Since 2009, Bob has written a weekly column on the New York City Real Estate Market called Concrete Thoughts for the Commercial Observer
In 1999, at the age of 36, Bob was named to Crain’s New York Business’s Forty Under Forty/New York Rising Stars list for his outstanding achievement in the New York City business community. He is a two-time winner of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Robert T. Lawrence Award in the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year contest.
Bob graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S in Economics in 1984.