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Stephen Sunderland

“API Optimal Spaces offers more than a traditional brokerage firm. The services we offer are more personalized to clients’ needs.”

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About API Optimal Spaces Inc.

At API Optimal Spaces, we interact closely with our clients and strive to provide them with valuable commercial real estate options and solutions that will save them both money and time. While the best commercial real estate agents in New York City will only work with 50,000 square feet requirements and larger, we treat and give all our clients the same attention and dedication in providing them with detailed office, retail, and industrial space listings in New York City, including buildings for sale and long-term real estate solutions.

As one of the top 20 commercial real estate brokers in New York City, we offer our clients complete lists of all available commercial spaces. We fit your exact requirements, including comparisons with surrounding sub-markets and a summary of costs, rent, electricity, etc.

Stephen Sunderland, Senior Managing Director

Stephen Sunderland has over thirty years of commercial real estate experience with a background of successfully leasing more than 2,500,000 square feet of commercial real estate. His father was a successful architectural designer who built over 50,000,000 square feet of shopping centers, best known for his design of two of the largest malls in the world: Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall. Stephen’s father was a mentor and influence on his career.

Stephen possesses a background and expertise spain the commercial real estate industry. He has represented publicly traded and private firms locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in office, retail, and industrial spaces.

Real Estate Expertise/Experience:

  • Founder and owner of five companies
  • Expert in acquisitions, renovations, leasing, and analysis of commercial real estate
  • Expert in New York City commercial real estate — rented over 2,000,000 SF
  • Expert in not-for-profits/schools — rented over 200,000 SF
  • Expert in development deals
  • Expert in deal structuring leasing analysis and negotiations

Educational Background:

  • New York University, Executive MBA – 1994
  • Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Economics – 1984
  • 20+ continuing education classes in real estate


API Optimal Spaces Inc.

57 W 38th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018 - USA
Phone: 212-258-2700
Fax: 212-409-8846

Corporate Headquarters

API Global
401 Alberto Way, Suite 5
Los Gatos, CA 95032 - USA
Phone: +1-408-402-5123
Fax: +1-408-402-5271

Partnership Inquiries

Phone: +1-408-402-5123