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ATR NEW YORK, NEW YORK Howard Ecker
ATR NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Howard Ecker has over forty years of experience representing tenants internationally.
Mr. Ecker started his career in commercial real estate working for Cushman & Wakefield as the original leasing agent for the John Hancock Center where he was a member of the leasing team that negotiated the anchor tenant, J. Walter Thompson, prior to its completion. After leaving Cushman & Wakefield, Howard joined Arthur Rubloff & Co., where he became the head of the office leasing department, the youngest member of the Board of Directors, and the year he left (1975), the largest producer. During his tenure at Arthur Rubloff & Co., he worked on various major projects, key examples being the development and leasing of the Time Life building, Commerce Plaza in Oak Brook, and First National Bank of Dayton. At the Time Life Building he represented Sears in their 250,000 square foot lease. At Commerce Plaza he represented General Electric. During his time at Arthur Rubloff he represented National Tea Company and National Car Corporation.
In 1975, he founded Howard Ecker + Company, which was the first company in Chicago devoted exclusively to representing tenants. During a period of almost 20 years Mr. Ecker developed a national reputation for being the tenant’s best advocate representing law firms, i.e. Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon and Beermann Swerdlove. In 1996, the Company was merged with Jupiter Realty Corporation to create Jupiter Realty Services. Howard Ecker + Company now operates as a separate entity. Mr. Ecker is a member, served on the Board of Directors, and was the founding President of the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association, an association of the top 100 office leasing brokers in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. He has also been a member of the Urban Land Institute since 1993.
The following is a list of anchor tenant leases represented exclusively by him. HALO, The Associates, DDB Needham, First Chicago, Avondale Savings and Loan, Sears-Time Life Building, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon, Clausen Miller, United Airlines, J. Walter Thompson, Brown & Root, Drexel Burnham, Equity Residential, BDO Seidman, D.A. Davidson, National Tea Company, Burrell Communications, IDEX Corporation, Rodman & Renshaw,, Continental Insurance, Borg Warner, and Ameriquest.
Mr. Ecker graduated from Tulane University in 1966 with a degree in Russian History, and attended DePaul Law School.
Pamela Parasugo joined the New York office of Howard Ecker + Company in 2010. Pamela specializes in representing corporate tenants in commercial lease transactions.
Pamela joined Howard Ecker + Company after working for nine years at Tishman Speyer, one of the leading owners, developers and operators of first-class real estate in the world. While at Tishman Speyer, she spent over five years leasing several Class A office properties in downtown Chicago as the owner’s representative and three and a half years as the Asset Manager of a 13 million square foot New York area office portfolio which included iconic properties such as 200 Park Avenue | The MetLife Building and Chrysler Center. Prior to working at Tishman Speyer, Pamela spent 6 years as a member of Arthur Andersen's Real Estate Services Group. Pamela’s background not only provides for a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and local market, but also allows her to uniquely represent her tenants with a true understanding of how the landlord is thinking about the transaction.
Pamela graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.