Brock Emmetsberger

Senior Managing Director


Mr. Emmetsberger is a Senior Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales in Chelsea, the Meatpacking District and the West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan. He is active in marketing properties on an exclusive basis to prospective investors, and working closely with owners and brokers to successfully close deals. Since 2004, he has been involved in more than $1,000,000,000 worth of property transactions in New York City. Previously, Brock was First Vice President of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield on December 31, 2014.

Born in Manhattan and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Mr. Emmetsberger graduated from Miami University's Richard T. Farmer School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, majoring in Finance. During college, he was an active member of the student government as well as his fraternity, the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi. He completed a study abroad business program in Europe focusing on international accounting principles and business law, and also spent a semester at the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.

Mr. Emmetsberger began his real estate career in 2003 when he joined Massey Knakal as an Information, Technology and Office Administrator. He was later promoted to a Senior Associate to Partner James Nelson before being named Sales Director of Chelsea in 2006.

On an annual basis, he has regularly participates in 20% of all commercial property sales transaction in Chelsea and has set records repeatedly for multifamily and land pricing in the neighborhood.

Major Transactions

-Hotel Development Site (113-117 West 24th Street) - $67,000,000

-The Milan (118-22 West 23rd Street) - $39,250,000

-239 Tenth Avenue, corner High Line development site - $23,500,000

-Union Square loft building - $19,000,000

-Two-building, 83-unit portfolio in Midwood Brooklyn - $10,000,000

Professional Recognition

-Massey Knakal Award representing overall values Company-Wide, 2008, 2010, 2014

-Real Estate Weekly’s Commercial All Stars


-Bachelor of Science in Business, Miami University


  • Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation (MKCF), President
  • Catalog for Giving
  • CoreNet NYC
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Small Property Owners of New York


    West Chelsea Rezoning: Ten Years Later
    Five years ago I wrote about the changes brought about by the West Chelsea Special District rezoning. In addition to spurring mixed-use development, the implementation of the Special District has preserved the integrity of West Chelsea’s commercially zoned properties while fostering the growth of the area’s various galleries.View Article

    Next stop for Chelsea land prices: $1,000/BSF?
    It was just over a decade ago that Manhattanites started digesting the reality of paying $1,000,000 for 1,000 glorious square feet of dwelling space. Shortly after, Manhattan landlords accepted the fact that prime retail, office and multifamily properties located in the Island’s most desirable neighborhoods would surpass this same quotient. Is it possible that $1,000 per buildable square foot, as a norm, is just around the corner for a patch of unimproved land?View Article

    Is the Current Sample of Comparable Sales Relevant?
    Since comparable sales are lagging indicators to begin with, a significant sampling from the third and fourth quarters of 2008 is now all but relics of better days. Without relevant comparable sales, the next applicable indicator would be recent neighborhood contract signings for similar properties.View Article

Brock Emmetsberger
Senior Managing Director
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Notable Recent Transactions

118-122 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011/$45,000,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Mixed-Use User Buildings, Development/Conversion Sites, Apartment Buildings, Chelsea, New York


132-142 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001/$37,500,000 Development/Conversion Sites, Chelsea, New York


31 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012/$8,500,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Mixed-Use User Buildings, Commercial Buildings, NoHo, New York


727 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10010/$8,150,000 Commercial Buildings, Chelsea, New York


212 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011/$5,950,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Mixed-Use User Buildings, Apartment Buildings, Chelsea, New York