NEW YORK CITY-For the 13th consecutive year, CB Richard Ellis has topped the CoStar Group’s list of office dealmakers in Manhattan. Of the 50 leases ranked by CoStar, CBRE was involved in 28 during 2009, representing either the tenant or owner. A CBRE spokesman tells that despite the difficult leasing environment in ’09, this was the firm’s second-best showing ever on the list, topped only by the 34 deals CBRE arranged in 2007.

CBRE also brokered six of the top 10 office leases on the year-end CoStar list, and arranged four of the top 25 investment sales across the five boroughs, as compiled by Real Capital Analytics. Matthew Van Buren, executive managing director at CBRE, chalks up his firm’s strong showing to its market share, its track record and the “industry icons” it numbers among its roster, including Mary Ann Tighe, CEO of the New York tristate region, and Stephen Siegel, global chairman.

To Van Buren, ’09 was “a tale of two years.” The first few months of ’09 were in many respects a continuation of the uncertainty that cast a pall over the market in the latter part of 2008. “You saw a lot of very short-term deals getting done,” he tells

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