For over four decades, Peter Riguardi has navigated the intricacies of New York commercial real estate, carving a path for unparalleled achievement in the ever-evolving landscape. Beyond his proven track record leading some of the city’s most coveted projects, it is his vision, astute understanding of business operations and attention to market dynamics that has positioned him as one of New York’s most influential real estate executives. Throughout his career, Peter has been a part of defining and at times, redefining the New York City skyline. He has led transformative projects in New York’s most pivotal moments from the rebuilding of Downtown after 9/11 to the redefining of Midtown west by way of the Hudson Yards development and other new developments across New York City. Many of his transactions are ranked as New York’s largest and most complex, including some of the only transactions completed during the pandemic.
As chairman and president, Peter additionally co-leads JLL’s Tri-State region, with responsibility for 2,700 professionals across seven offices. An innovative leader, Peter has been instrumental in shifting JLL from the traditional brokerage model to an advisory model, similar to the function of an investment bank. That new ethos and dedication to deep, strategic relationships with investor and occupier clients, along with recruitment of top talent in key disciplines, and investments in new technology and services catapulted JLL to the market leader in the New York Metropolitan area. Since Peter joined JLL, the company has more than quadrupled market share, revenue and increased profitability substantially.
Peter followed his late father Edward Riguardi into the business at GVA Williams Real Estate in 1983, forming their own firm Colliers ABR Inc (now Colliers International) in 1994, before Peter joined JLL in 2002.
Peter resides in the Flatiron District of New York. In addition to real estate, Peter is a partner in a wine and olive oil business, located in Mirabella, Italy. Peter is also a partner with Peak Real Estate, a multifamily investment and operating company in New York City. A baseball enthusiast, Peter is also part owner of Baseball America, the leading research paper for the sport.