As an Associate Vice President, Benjamin Bass is responsible for both Landlord and Tenant representation services. Mr. Bass bases his practice on cultivating exclusive and long-term relationships with clients and local owners.
Mr. Bass's recent agency representation assignments include 600 Lexington Avenue, 120 W. 45th Street (Tower 45), 485 Lexington Avenue, 635 Avenue of the Americas, 3 Columbus Circle and 10 East 53rd Street for SL Green Realty Corp., 1177 Avenue of the Americas for Silverstein Properties, 1450 Broadway for the Zar Group, 31 West 34th Street for El Fassi Organization, 65 East 55th Street (Park Avenue Tower) for Shorenstein and 650 Madison Avenue for Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Bass also has assisted Li & Fung USA with the successful disposition of over 300,000 square feet at 1359 Broadway and 1372 Broadway. He is now focusing on subleasing 180,000 square feet at the Empire State Building on behalf of Li & Fung USA.
Mr. Bass assists key brokerage groups and focuses on transaction work for several clients including:
United HealthCare Group
Li & Fung USA
United Talent Agency
Toronto Stock Exchange
Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
In 2013, Mr. Bass was selected by The Commercial Observer as one of New York's 30 Under 30 in recognition of his position as a rising star in commercial real estate. Additionally, he was a runner up for the Real Estate Board of New York's 2013 Rookie of the Year Award.
Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Bass expanded his real estate education through several key internships. In 2009, he worked in tandem with Cushman & Wakefield's Chief Economist and prepared lease analyses and market intelligence reports. Mr. Bass has also gained industry insight through several internships with executive developers who specialize in retail and commercial development throughout the Northeast corridor.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Bass earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan and is currently enrolled in the New York University Schack School of Real Estate, pursuing his master's degree in real estate finance. Mr. Bass is a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.