Brandon Polakoff

Principal, Executive Director of Tri-State Investment Sales
Capital Markets Group Investment Sales

  • New York
  • 530 Fifth Avenue
  • 4th Floor
  • New York, NY 10036 US

Brandon Polakoff is a Principal and Executive Director of Tri-State Investment Sales in Avison Young’s New York City office. He is recognized as one of the youngest Principals in the company as a result of his outstanding performance since joining the firm in 2018. 

In 2023, at age 33, Brandon received the “Graeme Young Award” as the #1 producer across all service lines worldwide. 

Previously, Brandon worked in the Investment Sales Group at Cushman & Wakefield in New York. He has been involved in sales with an aggregate value of $5 billion.

In 2018, Brandon was named one of Commercial Observer’s 30 Under 30 Top Leasing and Sales Professionals and was a recipient of Connect Media’s Next Generation Award. In 2019, he was named one of New York Real Estate Journal’s Ones to Watch and Real Estate Weekly’s Rising Stars. In 2020, he was named one of Crain's New York Rising Stars in Real Estate. In 2021, he was named one of Globe Street’s 50 Under 40 Top Commercial Real Estate Professionals. In 2022, he was named one of Crain’s New York Notable Leaders in Real Estate. In 2024, he was included in Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list, a very notable recognition among NYC real estate professionals.

Since inception in 2018, Brandon has been the top producer for Avison Young Tri-State Investment Sales. Additionally, Brandon has received Avison Young’s “Circle of Excellence Award” as one of the top producers across all service lines worldwide every year since 2019, his first full year with the firm (~5,000 employees across 100+ countries). 

Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Trinity College and participated in the Business Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2010. At Trinity, Brandon was a member of the varsity men's lacrosse team and was named to the 2012 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Team and 2012 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.


  • 2018 - Connect Media Next Generation Award
  • 2018 - Commercial Observer 30 Under 30 Top Leasing and Sales Professionals
  • 2019 - New York Real Estate Journal Ones to Watch
  • 2019 - Real Estate Weekly Rising Stars
  • 2020 - Crain's New York Rising Stars in Real Estate
  • 2021 - Globe Street 50 Under 40 Top Commercial Real Estate Professionals
  • 2022 - Crain's New York Notable Leaders in Real Estate
  • 2018 - 2023 - Top Producer / Avison Young Tri-State Investment Sales
  • 2019 - 2023 - Avison Young “Circle of Excellence Award” - Top US & Global Producers (across all service lines)
  • 2023 - Avison Young “Graeme Young Award” - #1 US & Global Producer (across all service lines)
  • 2024 - Commercial Observer Power 100

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