About Us

JBA was founded in 1993 by Jonathan Bernstein. His family has been in ownership/management/brokerage since 1932. A native New Yorker who grew up knowing every inch of the city from the Broker’s point of view, Jonathan is the fourth generation of his family to dedicate his life to the real estate business. When opening JBA he decided from the beginning that it would be a boutique not a large company. Our core values of transparency,
integrity and attention to each client’s needs have been our guidestar from the first day we opened.


We have represented numerous prestigious clients, and have sold nearly $500 million worth of commercial property, including the Daily News Building. "Our business philosophy is 'win-win, or we don’t make the deal. Ideally, we aim at an agreement that benefits everybody. If everyone doesn’t come out happy, we haven’t done our job."


We have represented many Landlords and Tenants over the last 26 years including Stellar Management, The Witkoff Group, Corcoran, St. Lukes Hospital, Wework, Cinedigm, Harvard Press and other clients we have had the pleasure to work with and help make their transactions as smooth and easy as possible.