Edward D. Andrews is the Managing Director of Andrews Real Estate Advisors; He has thirty-seven years’ experience in commercial real estate.

He brings to the benefit of his clients special insight into the office space leasing process resulting from his representation of both tenants and landlords in the real estate market. His clients also benefit from his sophisticated real estate financial acumen in consequence of his Masster in Real Estate Science.

He began his N.Y.C real estate career in 1985 at Cross & Brown Co., a Metropolitan Life Insurance subsidiary. While at Cross & Brown Co., he performed tenant representation work as well as the role of property manager and leasing agent for corporate office building owners. For Zurich American Insurance at its 59 John Street office tower, a 100,000 s.f. building located in the downtown NYC insurance district, he acted as leasing and property manager. In addition, Mr. Andrews acted as leasing agent for 63 Wall St., owned by Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the largest private investment banks in the US, and the U.S. Trust Company building at 45 Wall St..

He has transacted more than 250 leases representing tenants in the NYC office space market. Among these tenants are the American International Group, Home Insurance Co., Axel-Johnson Ore and Metals, and The Hallwood Group.  In the area of property sales, he sold the 65 Liberty St., the former NY Chamber of Commerce building to the International Commercial Bank of China. For the Maryland Insurance Group, he has performed the valuation of the 59 John St. (NYC) land and renegotiation of the building’s ground lease.

In 1992, Edward Andrews joined Newmark Real Estate Services in N.Y.C. where he continued in his roles of tenant leasing specialist and property manager and leasing agent for Zurich American. While at Newmark he also represented G.E. Capital in the leasing of its 600,000 s.f. office buildings at 111 and 115 Broadway.  

Mr. Andrews is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has a Master of Real Estate Science from New York University. He possesses the U.S. Green Building Association LEED AP certification attesting to an understanding of green building practices.  The credential contributes to his tenant representation work since he is qualified to advise on the environmental health and efficiency of office buildings.

He is a founder and board member of the Congress for the Urbanism NY State Chapter, an organization dedicated to the development of sustainable cities, towns, and neighborhoods. He has served on the N.Y Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee where he had the distinction of recruiting the largest number of new Chamber members. He is a past board member of the International YMCA for which he led the annual fundraising campaign, and currently, is a board member of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York that is the steward of Fraunces Tavern.

His interest in the arts and buildings is reflected by his memberships in The National Arts Club, The Players, NY Landmarks Conservancy, Historic New England, Vernacular Architecture Forum, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also is a member of the Badminton Club of the City of NY and the Amateur Comedy Club. He enjoys exploring the countryside of the British Isles and Portugal.