Senior Vice President, Brookfield Properties
Alireza (Ali) Esmaeilzadeh is a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Properties. He is responsible for the Asset Management and Leasing of the Brookfield Brooklyn commercial portfolio, as well as other NYC assets, such as the New York Times building and the Tata Innovation Center at CornellTech.
Mr. Esmaeilzadeh has been responsible for the overall marketing of the office portfolio, leading negotiations and execution of 2.5 million square feet of office, retail, academic, medical and critical facilities/data center leasing transactions and guiding the design and construction management of over 800,000 square feet of office and critical facility space, totaling +$100 million.
In addition to his responsibilities for the operating portfolio, Mr. Esmaeilzadeh is and has been actively involved in several ground-up development opportunities, including the 240,000 square foot Class A office building on the CornellTech campus on Roosevelt Island and various development opportunities in Downtown Brooklyn.
Prior to joining Brookfield Properties, Mr. Esmaeilzadeh headed the NYC offices of Forest City Enterprises, and pervious to that, he was a banker at Scotia Capital, the Investment Banking Division of Scotiabank in Toronto, Ontario.
Mr. Esmaeilzadeh received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with honors from Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada, where he received his Bachelors of Commerce. He is also an alumni of the CORO Leadership NY 2013 class.
Mr. Esmaeilzadeh proudly serves on the Brooklyn Hospital’s Board of Trustees and is a founding member of the hospital’s Young Leadership Council. He is also a Board member of Brooklyn Horizons, a program dedicated to the disadvantaged kids of Downtown Brooklyn, as well as the Greenpoint Manufacturing Design Center. He is also the Chair of the MetroTech Business Improvement District, and a member of the boards of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Times Square Alliance and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.