- Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader Real Estate Solutions
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 973 852 8117
- F: +1 646 632 3893
- 56 Livingston Avenue
- Suite 400
- Roseland, NJ, 07068
- United States
- T: +1 973 852 8100
- F: +1 973 364 8464
- B.S., Accounting
- M.B.A., Economics
- M.B.A., International Business
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New Jersey
- Certified Public Accountant Florida
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Legislative Member
- National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC)
- National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit)
- International Real Estate Trade Organization (IRETO)
- Zell-Lurie Real Estate Institute at Wharton - Real Estate MBA program Mentor
- Merger Integration
- Transaction Advisory
- Real Estate
Bruce Schonbraun is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Leader of the Real Estate Solutions practice, providing counsel on strategic real estate matters, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, real estate investment trust (“REIT”) transactions and capital markets transactions. He has more than 35 years of experience in real estate, and is a nationally recognized real estate leader and business advisor to the public and private real estate sectors.
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, 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 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 holds a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. in both economics and international business. He 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, the National Association of Real Estate Companies, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the International Real Estate Trade Organization, 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 for his deep expertise, winning the Industry Service Award presented by the NAIOP in 2001 and the Torch of Learning Award at the Lautenberg Cancer Research Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem presented by President Clinton, also in 2001.