Roshan Shah is a Principal in the New York City office of Avison Young, advising local, national, and international corporations and property owners on developing and executing their strategic real estate plans. Prior to joining Avison Young, Roshan served as an Executive Vice President at CBRE. While at CBRE, he was one of the youngest members of the firm globally to ever hold the Senior Vice President title.
Throughout his career, Roshan has transacted real estate deals in every major global market to the benefit of his impressive client roster. Roshan structures creative commercial real estate deals in the acquisition and disposition of properties on behalf of his clients—utilizing his unique ability to understand the perspective of both owners and occupiers. He works with clients in a wide range of industries including technology, legal, and financial services, with an emphasis on hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital firms.
Some of his notable assignments include the landmark $1.8-billion purchase of 111 Eighth Avenue in New York City by Google—representing the largest commercial real estate purchase by a tenant in U.S. history. That same year, he advised Deka Immobilien (one of Germany’s largest asset managers) on its $123-million acquisition of 19 West 44th Street, and collaborated with Shorenstein Properties–one of the largest privately held real estate firms in the U.S.–on the sale of 125 Park Avenue, a 651,000-square-foot office tower, to SL Green Realty Corp. for $330 million.
Roshan has long served as a real estate advisor to the Clinton Foundation, and its Principals, on a multitude of real estate matters. Roshan also represents many of the largest Indian companies on their real estate dealings throughout North America, including Reliance Industries, Tata Group, and ICICI Bank.
Most recently, in 2018, Roshan represented Apollo Global Management on a series of complex transactions including a lease buyout from 730 Fifth Avenue, a 100,000-square-foot relocation to 1095 Avenue of the Americas, and a 200,000-square-foot lease expansion and renewal at 9 West 57th Street for Apollo’s global headquarters.
As a landlord representative, Roshan partnered with MetLife for the leasing of 575 Fifth Avenue, a 520,000-square-foot Class A office property in Midtown Manhattan. He also served as leasing agent for Forest City Ratner on its 5.5 million square-foot Brooklyn portfolio—playing an instrumental role in the leasing of nearly 2 million square-feet of real estate.
Professional Credentials and Achievements
- Member – Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, New York and New Jersey
- The Real Deal’s “Top 35 Real Estate Moguls in the Making”
- Formerly a CBRE Multi-Million Dollar Producer and CBRE Americas Top 10
- Harvard Business School
- Boston University School of Management