Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson


New York, New York

Leadership Position:


Chapter: NAIOP New York City

Robert C. Jackson was the Executive Vice President, Investment & Advisory Services. In this role, Mr. Jackson advised the firm’s Co-CEOs on development and investment strategies. Mr. Jackson was previously Executive Vice President, Core Holdings and Real Estate Services, where he oversaw the leasing and portfolio management for The Rockefeller Group’s core holdings including 1221 and 1271 Avenue of the Americas and 745 Seventh Avenue. Prior to that position, Mr. Jackson was Chief Investment Officer, Development, for the company.

Mr. Jackson has participated in some of The Rockefeller Group’s most significant sales, including 1251 Avenue of the Americas; the Lucent and Delta buildings in Miramar, Florida; and, in New Jersey, the AT&T Buildings and Building 105 at Rockefeller Group Corporate Park in Florham Park, the Pearson Building and the neighboring Crate and Barrel Buildings at Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone/8A, and the west section of the International Trade Center in Mount Olive.

Mr. Jackson was also part of the team that arranged The Rockefeller Group’s acquisition of Time Inc.’s 45% interest in 1271 Avenue of the Americas. His broad real estate background has included working to secure the co-development transaction with Morgan Stanley for 745 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan as well as the construction loan and permanent loan financing for Embarcadero Center and Embarcadero Center West in San Francisco.

Mr. Jackson joined The Rockefeller Group in 1974, serving in the company’s Finance Department as auditor and then as financial analyst until his transfer to Rockefeller Group Development Corporation (RGDC) in 1981. In 1983, he was appointed Assistant Vice President of RGDC and Vice President in 1988. He was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2005, and Executive Vice President in 2013.

Mr. Jackson holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Montana and an MBA in Finance Administration from Pace University School of Business.