Speaker Profile

Andrew Simon

Executive Managing Director
Colliers International

Andrew Simon is an Executive Managing Director at Colliers International and has over 30 years of experience serving both office tenants and landlords in New York City. In particular, Mr. Simon has assisted over 25 international banks, including Credit Commercial de France and Gulf International Bank, in the New York market on projects related to their occupancy, many of these clients having retained him for multiple transactions over a period of many years.

Differentiating Mr. Simon from many of his competitors has been his level of involvement in all areas of these projects, including assisting the clients in the selection of all consultants required for a particular assignment (i.e. architectural, engineering, project management/construction), and acting in a supervisory role throughout these projects to keep the different elements of the project moving smoothly together.

Mr. Simon began his career at Herbert Charles & Co. in 1980, and then spent most of the balance of the ‘80’s at Jones Lang Wootton USA. In addition to representing many international financial institutions, Mr. Simon was also part of the team representing Bristol Myers in the headquarters lease renewal at 345 Park Avenue for 840,000 square feet.

For most of the 1990’s, Mr. Simon worked at The Galbreath Company where he was responsible for overseeing the leasing, management and physical upgrading of both 1180 Avenue of the Americas and 44 Wall Street for New York Life Insurance Company.

During 1997, Mr. Simon leased 141,000 square feet in 1180 (40% of the building) to bring the occupancy level to 87%. That same year, Mr. Simon also sold 44 Wall Street (295,000 square feet and 35% occupied) for New York Life to CS First Boston for $23.6M.

Mr. Simon then worked at Colliers ABR, where he represented i-flex solutions in a multi-state search for a U.S. headquarters location, resulting in a 50,000 square foot lease in Metropark, New Jersey. He most recently was with the firm NAI Global.

Mr. Simon earned his Bachelor degree from Tufts University. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Previous Speaker Events:

ABANA in the Boardroom with George Jalinos, Peter Kozel and Andrew Simon, September 2012

Profile as of 07/19/2017