Transforming NYC's Skyline
$21 Billion in Commercial Real Estate Deals

Shape Your Real Estate Future with Bob Knakal’s Expertise
in NYC’s Commercial Market

Bob Knakal

NYC Investment Sales

In the fast-paced arena of New York City’s commercial real estate, Bob Knakal stands out with a track record of steering over $22 billion in property sales. His name resonates with a deep market savvy and a knack for closing pivotal deals that shape the city’s skyline.

Starting with the groundbreaking success at Massey Knakal Realty Services, Bob now leads JLL’s New York Private Capital Group, continually pushing the boundaries of investment sales. He excels in crafting strategies that turn complex market dynamics into profitable opportunities for his clients.

Bob’s expertise spans multifamily dwellings, towering office spaces, and potential-rich development sites. His approach, always direct and results-driven, makes him a go-to strategist in one of the globe’s most competitive real estate markets.

Dive into the world of smart investment with Bob Knakal. Your gateway to navigating New York’s real estate landscape begins here.

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Explore Diverse Commercial Properties

Find Your Ideal Investment Opportunity

Discover a wide range of commercial properties tailored to meet your investment needs. With Bob Knakal’s extensive experience in New York’s dynamic real estate market, you’re in expert hands. 

Whether you’re looking for development sites with potential, elevator buildings in prime locations, strategically placed office spaces, or buildings suitable for end-users, our portfolio showcases a variety of options. Each category leads to a curated selection of properties, complete with detailed insights and past sales records to guide your decision-making process.

First-class CRE Professionals

CRE Services

Bob Knakal’s unparalleled experience in NYC commercial real estate positions him as a leader in facilitating investment sales and property acquisitions. With a deep understanding of market trends and a proven track record, he expertly navigates complex transactions, ensuring optimal outcomes for investors and property owners alike.

Specializing in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, Bob Knakal provides strategic guidance for investors looking to reinvest proceeds from real estate sales into new properties. His expertise ensures a seamless exchange process, maximizing tax advantages and aligning with long-term investment goals.

With a deep understanding of the ever-changing dynamics of New York City’s commercial real estate market, our team offers comprehensive market analysis and property valuation services. Utilizing innovative tools like the Knakal Map Room, we provide clients with detailed insights and data-driven evaluations, ensuring informed decision-making for every transaction.

Client Feedback

Discover the Difference with Expertise That Delivers

At the heart of our success lies a deep commitment to our clients’ goals and aspirations. We take immense pride in the trust our clients place in us, and this is reflected in their feedback. Our journey with each client is more than just a transaction; it’s a partnership built on mutual respect, understanding, and shared ambition. Here, we showcase the voices of those who’ve experienced the exceptional service and results that define our approach to commercial real estate. Join us in exploring the stories of success and satisfaction from our diverse range of clients.



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204 Fifth Avenue NYC - User Building Sale
“The best decision made was to bring in Bob Knakal and his team to represent us in this sale. Bob’s insights were remarkably spot on and his handling of all aspects were professional from start to finish. My thanks to Bob, Jonathan and their entire team. And as the final acid test, the financial results were literally better than we could have expected and certainly “above market,” to the extent such a term can be applied to a closed transaction. We would be happy to give our highest recommendation to other potential sellers.”

– John Alschuler,
Chairman, HR&A Advisors
355 East 72nd St Upper East Side Manhattan

“The prices obtained for these assets are a testament to the knowledge possessed by Bob Knakal, and his team, of the development landscape in New York City, as well as a profound understanding of the multifamily apartment building sale market in New York. Given the constraints on this process, the results were absolutely remarkable.”

– Peter Davidson,
Davidson & Davidson

development site sales new york city

I chose to work with Bob and his team because I could tell from the very beginning that they were not only the most enthusiastic about the potential assignment, but also because it was clear that their unparalleled experience with this type of property would bring our group the highest possible price coupled with the best terms.”

– Bob Greenburg,

NYC Commercial Real Estate Market Insights and Updates

Gain invaluable insights with our latest blog posts and case studies. Explore the vibrant realm of New York City's commercial real estate, where we share knowledge on market trends and investment opportunities. Whether you're an experienced investor or just starting out, our blog provides the clarity and perspective you need to make informed decisions in this complex market.


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