Byrnam Wood was founded in 1992 to serve clients wherever their space may be located.
We draw on our early experience as developers, and our long role as tenant advisors and negotiators. We act for clients without the conflicts of interest inherent to all major firms in our industry.
Occupier leasing services comprise an average of 10% of revenues for large multinational real estate brokerages, which derive most of their revenues from landlord services, investment transactions and other facilities and operational services.
Byrnam Wood's founding principle was to devote 100% of our effort and expertise to occupier’s leasing needs, thereby eliminating the conflicts of interests in traditional brokerage models. Our clients are never concerned that Byrnam Wood may represent (or seek to represent) the opposing party to a deal.
As a private firm owned by its principals, Byrnam Wood is immune from reporting and transactional cycles. We focus exclusively on the long-term interests of our clients.
Our team includes veterans of several large brokerage firms, who found the "automated" approach of such firms ineffective, inflexible and unfulfilling. They came to Byrnam Wood because of our reputation for passionate advocacy, and our intelligent, aggressive and creative approach to serving clients.
Unlike many “boutique” brokerages, Byrnam Wood’s approach has attracted some of the most recognizable occupiers as clients in a wide range of sectors, including Walmart, Nike, Wilmer Hale, Warburg Pincus, The New York Times Company, and many others. Based in New York City, we work globally on behalf of our clients, and frequently travel to wherever client interests are located.
In terms of peer recognition, Byrnam Wood has won seven “Most Ingenious Deal” awards (conferred by the Real Estate Board of New York), which underscores our outsized market presence. Perhaps more meaningfully, we were the only real estate advisor retained (by the insurers / re-insurers) for the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack insurance lawsuit, the largest real estate litigation in history.