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Bruce Schonbraun

Bruce Schonbraun

  • Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader Real Estate Solutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 973 852 8100
  • F: +1 646 632 3893
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    • 750 Third Avenue
    • 27th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10017
    • United States
    • T: +1 646 632 3800
    • F: +1 646 632 3893

Bruce Schonbraun is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Schonbraun is the Co-Leader of the Real Estate Solutions practice. He is a nationally recognized real estate leader and business advisor to the public and private real estate sectors, providing counsel on strategic real estate matters, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (“IPOs”), real estate investment trust (“REIT”) transactions and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Schonbraun was the founder of The Schonbraun McCann Group (“SMG”), which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2008. Prior to founding SMG, Mr. Schonbraun was associated with Price Waterhouse & Co.

Mr. Schonbraun has authored numerous articles and is a much sought-after resource to the press on a wide variety of real estate matters related to capital markets, finance, strategic business planning and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Schonbraun has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Dow Jones News Service, FOX National Business News, Bloomberg – Business & Financial News, Real Estate Forum, Real Estate New York, Real Estate New Jersey, Commercial Property News, Real Estate Portfolio, Private Equity Real Estate, National Real Estate Investor, The Institutional Real Estate Letter, REIT Street, Crain's New York Business, Development, The Real Deal, The Star-Ledger, New Jersey Business, NJBIZ, The Daily Record and Nikkei News (Japan).

Mr. Schonbraun holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in both Economics and International Business. He has instructed at both the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and the Graduate School of Business at Seton Hall University on subjects related to real estate merger and acquisition strategies and federal taxation of real estate transactions. Mr. Schonbraun is a Certified Public Accountant in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

A member of the board of various charities and community groups, Mr. Schonbraun is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and was recently recognized as a Distinguished Trustee at the United Hospital Fund’s 2018 Tribute to Hospital and Health Care Trustees. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (“NAIOP”), the National Association of Real Estate Companies (“NAREC”), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and the International Real Estate Trade Organization (“IRETO”), as well as the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Institute at Wharton, where he has served as a mentor in the Wharton Real Estate M.B.A. program. Mr. Schonbraun has been recognized by the NAIOP for its “Industry Service Award,” and a number of publications have named him among their “Who’s Who” of business leaders. Mr. Schonbraun received the “Torch of Learning Award” from the Lautenberg Cancer Research Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, presented to him by President Clinton.

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