Jack O’Connor joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to serve as Director of the National Industrial Practice Group and as a principal in the firm’s Long Island office.
Mr. O’Connor is a commercial and industrial brokerage veteran with more than 38 years of experience, having held executive positions with a number of national commercial brokerage companies.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. O’Connor was a senior managing director at CBRE’s Long Island office, an executive vice president and managing director of the Long Island office of Grubb and Ellis, as well as managing his own firm – Island Realty – based in Melville.
In 2002, Mr. O’Connor was awarded the “Broker of the Year” award by the Association for a Better Long Island and the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society for his part in the disposition of Enterprise Park at Calverton’s 492-acre industrial core, which included more than 800,000 square feet of commercial space in 18 buildings.
He was named as a “Long Island Power Broker” by CoStar in 2004.
He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Long Island Business News in 2008, and was also honored as “Man of the Year” by Touro Law School at their Golf outing.
In 2010, The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society honored him with the Distinguished Leadership Award.
Also in 2010, Newmark recognized him as the “Industrial Broker of the Year.”
He was honored in 2012 for the Top Office Lease in Suffolk County by Long Island Business News, as well as receiving the “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award from ABLI/CIBS.
Mr. O’Connor exclusively represents Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven.
His professional affiliations include: Dowling College, Trustee; Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology, Board of Directors; Stony Brook Community Fund; Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, Advisory Board; Real Estate Board of New York; and member of Hauppauge Industrial Association.
Education: Mr. O’Connor earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. John’s University School of Business, where he majored in accounting.