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  • Jonathan Wasserstrum

    SquareFoot Founder/CEO Jonathan Wasserstrum began his career in commercial real estate as part of the International Capital Group at industry leader Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he advised foreign and domestic clients on more than $3 billion worth of transactions globally. He attended Columbia Business School, where he earned his degree in May 2012. He also has a BA in Economics from Emory University.

  • Michael Colacino

    Michael Colacino was named president of Savills Studley in 2002 and served in that role until December of 2018. Prior to that, he served as a consultant, strategic planner and provider of specialized brokerage services.

    His corporate clients included Time Warner, for which he served as broker on its acquisition and development of the Columbus Circle site and on Time Warner’s relocation to Hudson Yards.

    For the first ten years of his real estate career, Michael was a programmer and systems architect for real estate and facility management software, and he provided systems consulting services for Merril Lynch, Citibank, Tishman Speyer and Metropolitan Life.

    Michael has served on the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Board of Governors and the Advisory Board of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton. Michael is a board member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Association. He has been published in Industrial Engineering, Real Estate Forum and Real Estate Review, in which his article “Monte Carlo Simulation: Stochastic Contracting in Landlord and Tenant Lease Portfolios” appeared. He is a member of the American Real Estate Society, which accepted his paper “Serial Probability Recursion as a Method to Assess Rental Rate Turning Points” for presentation a their 2017 conference. His interests include game theory and behavioral economics, and he authored a (sadly-unpublished) paper on both titled “Final Offer Arbitration, Game Theory, and Real Estate.”

    Michael graduated cum laude from Harvard College, class of 1979. He has been on the faculty of New York University, from which he has a M.S. in Real Estate and from which he graduated first in a class of 180. In 2008, he received the NYU Real Estate Institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also studied operations research and statistics at the graduate level at NYU’s Stern School.

  • Jonathan Tootell, SquareFoot Broker

    Jonathan Tootell

    SquareFoot NY Market Lead Jonathan Tootell started his career in commercial real estate as an analyst at Cushman & Wakefield. He worked his way up to becoming a successful broker at C&W, Newmark Knight Frank and Transwestern where he focused on agency leasing and has a client roster including family owned buildings to the largest REIT’s in the country. He graduated from the University of South Carolina (Columbia) where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team.

  • Patrick Braswell, SquareFoot broker

    Patrick Braswell

    After working in commercial real estate for 15+ years (and starting and selling 2 CRE companies), Patrick joined SquareFoot in 2021 as the Head of the Southeast. His primary focus is representing companies in their search for the ideal office. As a result of Patrick’s experience running his own businesses and making strategic real estate decisions, he brings a unique perspective to evaluating how a company’s business strategy aligns with its office space.

    Patrick received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Clemson University (Go Tigers!). He has a beautiful wife, 3 children, and a puppy named Rocky. Patrick splits his time between the Nashville and Atlanta office. When he’s not finding awesome office space for his clients, Patrick is coaching his kids, reading books, playing pickleball with his wife, and playing golf.