Robert L. Billingsley
Robert Billingsley’s family connection to New York real estate began in 1920 when his father, Logan, arrived in New York from Oklahoma and became a successful developer in the Bronx. Robert’s own career began in 1971 when he joined Cross & Brown in Manhattan as a commercial broker, eventually becoming the youngest Vice President in the firm’s 75-year history.
In 1977, he was a founding principal of Colliers ABR Inc., one of the predecessor companies of Cassidy Turley. He serves as a member of Cassidy Turley’s Board of Directors.
Robert has designed and implemented marketing programs for more than 15 million square feet of office space for owner clients. Additionally, he has represented tenants in some of the firm’s most notable deals in transactions that exceed five million square feet
He lectures to institutional owners and others on strategies for leasing office buildings and has been a lecturer in the Graduate Real Estate Program at Cornell for 10 years.
In 1999, he formed an investment fund acquiring $200 million of Manhattan properties that was successfully liquidated in 2004. A second fund formed in 2005 was liquidated in 2007.
AEW Capital Management
The Bank of East Asia
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Assurant , One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 55,000 square foot lease renewal for headquarters
Fairchild Publications, 750 Third Avenue, Represented Landlord (TIAA) in 300,000 square foot lease
Interpublic Group Lease, 750 Third Avenue, Represented Landlord (TIAA) in 370,000 square foot lease
Stahl AEW Investment Fund , 401 Fifth Avenue, $30 million purchase of former Tiffany Building
AEW/CABR Investment Fund, 119 West 40th Street, $105 million) purchase of 330,000 square foot office building
John Carroll Award, Highest honor bestowed upon Georgetown Alumnus
Director LSA Family Health Service in East Harlem
Director Grand Central Partnership
Bachelor’s degree, Georgetown University
Urban Land Institute (ULI)