Senior Vice President
Jonathan J. Dean serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Leasing for Helmsley Spear, LLC, which was founded in 1866 and is America’s oldest continuously operating real estate company. Mr. Dean also serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Leasing for Swig Equities, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Dean is directly responsible for the leasing activity of all commercial office properties for Swig Equities, which total almost 3 million square feet.
Mr. Dean has been an active player in commercial real estate in New York City since 1986. He began at Cushman & Wakefield where he pursued a career balanced between landlord and tenant representation leasing in excess of 2.5 million square feet and attained the title of Senior Director. During his 20 years he represented notable landlords such as Swig Equities, LLC, Brookfield Properties, HRO International, REEF, HJ Kalikow & Co., Forest City Ratner and Kennedy Wilson. He also worked with and represented GMAC, Gensler, Hawkins Delafield & Wood among others in a variety of industries. In 1993, Mr. Dean was the recipient of C&W’s Top Producer Salesperson Award in its Downtown Manhattan office and became a member of the Million Dollar Club for the year 2000.
Prior to joining Helmsley Spear and Swig Equities, he served as Managing Director of Jack Resnick & Sons and was responsible for leasing and tenant relations for 9 office buildings totaling 3.5 million square feet. Among his most notable achievements was the lease up of the 365,000 square foot 250 Hudson Street that had been mostly vacated for a dramatic renovation and repositioning in the Hudson Square marketplace. Notable tenants Mr. Dean signed on were Daniel J. Edelman for approximately 140,000 square feet, Lowe Worldwide advertising for 40,000 square feet, the image company Corbis for the entire 4th floor and Writers Guild of America East.
He also was active on the steering committee for establishing the Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) and led the executive search committee for a president for the BID, was a member of the interim board of directors, and the finance and marketing committees.
Mr. Dean has been a member of the Real Estate Board of New York since 1987 and graduated from The University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Mr. Dean resides with his wife and three children in Morristown, NJ.