"Steve Siegel defines the preeminent real estate and businessprofessional," says Christopher Ludeman, president of AmericasBrokerage at CBRE, in a statement. "His stature in this industryhas been built over a generation by creating remarkable outcomesfor clients and our employees. Nearly 30,000 CBRE professionalsacross the globe share a common passion--our pride in Steve Siegeland this crowning achievement."

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Mitchell E. Rudin, president and CEO of the New York Tri-Stateregion, added, "In as challenging an environment as has existed inhis long career, Steve was continually sought out by our firm'slargest clients seeking the benefit of his experience and wisdom.Not even the deep recession and Manhattan's battered financialsector could quell the enthusiasm, optimism and focus Steve hasdemonstrated always for his many clients, colleagues and friends,as well as for the overall community of New York City that heloves."

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Siegel's 2009 production was highlighted by his tenantrepresentation in major Manhattan office leasing transactionsincluding Showtime Network, Inc., which picked up 202,495 squarefeet at 1633 Broadway; Gibson Dunn's 261,847-square-foot lease at200 Park Ave.; Simon & Schuster, Inc., which signed for 292,391square feet at 1230 Ave. of the Americas; and Stroock & Stroock& Lavan, LLP's 223,424-square-foot lease at 180 Maiden Ln.

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Over the course of his career, Siegel has arranged transactionsfor some of the nation's most prominent corporate clientsincluding, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Sidley Austin LLP; FriedFrank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Amerada Hess Corp.;Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.; Swiss Reinsurance; MetLife;Cerberus Capital Management; and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer &Feld LLP.

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Of particular note, Siegel negotiated Gucci Group's lease atTrump Tower in Manhattan, a transaction that was recognized by theReal Estate Board of New York as 2006's Most Creative Retail Dealof the Year. He also advised Hudson Waterfront Associates--apartnership of several overseas investors--on the acquisition of1290 Ave. of the Americas for $1.25 billion, and then re-sold itone year later to Vornado Realty Trust. In addition, Siegelarranged the $306-million sale of a parcel on the southeast cornerof 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., the last developable site within the42nd Street Development Project, to SJP Properties, which isconstructing Eleven Times Square--a one million-square-foot officeproperty--on the site.

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Earlier this year, Siegel was honored with the American JewishCommittee's prestigious Real Estate Division National HumanRelations Award. In August 2006, Siegel and his wife, Wendy, werenamed co-chairs of the National Jewish Medical and ResearchCenter's Council of National Trustees. He also contributes his timeand energy to several other organizations, including serving aschairman of the YMCA's Capital Campaign and general chairman of theAssociation for the Help of Retarded Children, as well as sittingon the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Council of theBoy Scouts of America and City Center 55th Street TheaterFoundation.

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