The New York AIR Society Committee is proud to present the 2012 Irving Borenstein Memorial Award to
Peter G. Riguardi
President, New York Operations
Jones Lang LaSalle
As President of the New York region for Jones Lang LaSalle, Peter Riguardi leads all operations for the company in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas. He is responsible for broadening the company’s New York platform by developing key client relationships, leading major projects, maintaining senior real estate industry contacts and political relationships, and recruiting new talent. He oversees a team of approximately 1,700 professionals in seven offices throughout the tri-state area.
Under Mr. Riguardi’s leadership, Jones Lang LaSalle has established itself as a market leader in the New York metropolitan region, and the company’s market share, revenue, and profitability have all increased substantially. Mr. Riguardi developed and implemented a program to expand the New York Leasing and Brokerage Business and Investment Sales Team, which included attracting top talent from the industry and combining it with its strong base to form a market leadership team. Mr. Riguardi serves on the Board of Governors for The Real Estate Board of New York and is an active member of the organization’s senior leadership. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Regional Plan Association, the Board of The Rabin Medical Center of Israel, and is a member of The Partnership for the City of New York. Mr. Riguardi has been a leading New York City broker for over 25 years, with many of his completed transactions ranking as New York’s largest.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle in September 2002, Mr. Riguardi was Vice Chairman and Principal of Colliers ABR Inc., a company that he helped form in 1994. He began his real estate career at GVA Williams in 1983, where he was the youngest Senior Vice President in the firm’s history. During his 28-year career in commercial real estate, he has been actively involved in several of the largest and most noteworthy transactions in metropolitan New York City. Mr. Riguardi is consistently ranked by the New York Observer as one of New York’s most influential real estate executives.
Mr. Riguardi holds degrees in marketing and finance from Iona College. He is a member of the Iona College Board of Trustees. In the past several years, Mr. Riguardi has been an honoree for The Rabin Medical Center of Israel, Met Council, Muscular Dystrophy, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Special Olympics, United Way, and The Police Athletic League.
Mr. Riguardi is married with four sons and resides in Rumson, New Jersey and New York City. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling in Europe when he is not in the office.