Jonathan serves as a partner in Transwestern's New York office. He is responsible for overseeing Agency Leasing in Manhattan.
Prior to Transwestern, Jonathan served as managing director for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as an accomplished landlord representative with a focus on the Midtown and Midtown South submarkets. His portfolio was comprised of more than seven million square feet with assignments including Empire State Realty Trust's Empire State Building and One Grand Central Place; Equity Office Properties' 229 West 43rd Street and 5 Bryant Park; and SL Green Realty Corp.'s 125 Park Avenue.
Jonathan's recent successes include more than 260,000 square feet leased at the Empire State Building and over 150,000 square feet leased One Grand Central Place on behalf of Empire State Realty Trust. Additionally, he represented Equity Office Properties in leasing over 480,000 square feet leased at the former New York Times Building, 229 West 43rd Street.
Agency clients have included Chetrit Group, Deka First Real Estate USA, Empire State Realty Trust, Equity Office Properties, Koll Bren Schreiber Realty Advisors, Macklowe Properties, Shorenstein Properties, SL Green, Stellar Management and Trizec Properties.
In addition to landlord representation, Mr. Tootell has successfully represented tenants throughout Manhattan, including Gawker Media at 114 Fifth Avenue for 60,000 square feet, Argonaut Capital Management, Declaration Management & Research LLC, OfficeLinks, Phaidon Global, Playboy Inc., Pixable, SAS Institute Inc. and Zillow.com.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Tootell was a broker at Cushman & Wakefield and a vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he represented eight buildings comprising more than 5 million square feet.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION
Jonathan is a licensed salesperson in New York. He is also a member of The Real Estate Board of New York and the 2015 Chairman of The Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association of New York.
Jonathan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, where he double majored in real estate and marketing. He is an avid golfer and slalom water skier.