NAI Platform
14 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Suite 100

Albany, NY United States 12211
t518 465 1400 ext. 208 m518 428 1164 f518 465 1441
Felton
McLaughlin, CCIM, SIOR
Associate Broker

Specialties: Investment, Office

Scope of Service Experience
McLaughlin specializes in office, tenant representation, multi-family, investment properties
and 1031 exchanges.
Background & Experience
Since joining NAI Platform in 2005 and where he was named top producer in 2014 and 2015, Felton McLaughlin has focused on office, investment, and re-development properties in the Capital Region. Areas of focus include Albany, where he was on the board of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District for 6 years and the Mayor’s ReZone Albany Commission, as well as Colonie where he was Chairman of the Colonie Business Council for two years. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers of the Capital Region (CIREB) and currently serves as President. As a private investor owning investment properties in Albany’s Center Square, he has also focused on investment properties. Before joining Platform, he was a partner in a Capital Region real estate investment group. Because of his background with technology start-ups, he has also been active in High Peaks Venture Partners and the Al-Tech Technology Acceleration Fund dedicated to funding start-up companies in the region. Prior to his move to the Capital Region, Felton spent 15 years in and around New York City working in the technology industry with start-up companies supplying investment-oriented databases and software to Wall Street securities firms. While at Multex.com (now part of Reuters), he helped launch a real-time equity research service for investment managers which grew into a $100 million business. Prior to Multex, he worked at Thomson Financial 6 years and for 3 years at Shearson Lehman Brothers.
Education
McLaughlin received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Duke University in 1983.
He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and received his CCIM designation in 2013. In 2016, Felton completed his Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation.
Professional Associations & Designations
Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers (CIREB)
Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR)
National Association of Realtors
NYS Association of Realtors
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)


Community Involvement:
President, Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Brokers (CIREB)
Director, Historic Albany Foundation
Director, Albany Business Roundtable
Advisory Committee, ReZone Albany Commission
Board member, Al-Tech Technology Acceleration Fund
Past Board member, Downtown Albany BID
President, Buckingham Pond Conservancy
Past Chairman, Colonie Business Council
Transaction History
PURCHASE - 110,000 SF 6 Building Industrial Portfolio / 10-20 Hemlock Street / Latham, NY / $3,975,000
PURCHASE - 60,000 SF 2 Flex Buildings for Office HQ & Apprentice Trade School / Empire State Carpenters Union / 14-16 Corporate Circle / Albany, NY / $3,650,000
PURCHASE - 250,000 SF School for Multifamily Redevelopment / Philip Livingston School / 315 Northern Boulevard / Albany, NY / $2,500,000
PURCHASE - 12,000 SF Medical Office Building / 523 Western Avenue / Albany, NY / $825,000
PURCHASE - 61,000 SF Distribution Facility / Don’s Moving Co. / 981 Broadway / Albany, NY / $700,000
PURCHASE - 18-Unit Apartment Building / 390 Madison Ave LLC / 390 Madison Ave / Albany, NY / $690,000
PURCHASE - 4,700 SF Office Building / Conway & Kirby Law Firm / 413 Kenwood Avenue / Delmar, NY / $510,000

SALE - 275,000 SF Office Building / 800 North Pearl Street LLC / 800 North Pearl Street / Albany, NY / $6,300,000
SALE - 194,000 SF Former Corporate HQ / Reed Elsevier, Inc. / 1275 Broadway / Albany, NY / $3,000,000
SALE - 30,000 SF Sunset Lanes Bowling Center / Sunset Recreation, Inc. / 1160 Central Avenue / Colonie, NY / $2,760,000
SALE - 80,000 SF Multi-tenant Office Building / Dawn BV-II LLC / 155 Washington Avenue / Albany, NY / $2,700,000
SALE - 31-Unit Apartment Building / 357 Morris LLC / 357-363 Morris Street / Albany, NY / $2,400,000
SALE - 63,000 SF Brick Mill for Multifamily Redevelopment / Brown Bag LLC / 122 2nd Street / Watervliet, NY / $600,000
SALE - 5,900 SF Office Building / 756 Madison Ave LLC / 756 Madison Ave / Albany, NY / $575,000
SALE - 17,500 SF Mover’s Warehouse for Entertainment Use / Don’s Moving Co. / 897-899 Broadway / Albany, NY / $535,000
SALE - .75 Acre Development Site for McDonald’s Restaurant / Fagan Estate / 168-174 Hoosick Street / Troy, NY / $513,000
SALE - 2,250 SF Office Building / 69 Sand Creek LLC / 69 Sand Creek Road / Colonie, NY / $320,000
SALE - 2,300 SF Office Building / Seidner Estate / 1977 Western Avenue / Guilderland, NY / $265,000

LEASE - 92,000 SF Class B Office Space / 5-Year Lease / Maximus Inc. / 833 Broadway / Albany, NY
LEASE - 80,000 SF Class B Office Space / 3-Year Lease Renewal / Riverview Assets LLC / 150 Broadway / Menands, NY
LEASE - 75,000 SF Class A Office Space / Regeneron Pharmaceuticals / 1 Global View Drive / North Greenbush, NY
LEASE - 69,000 SF Class A Office Space / 10-Year Lease / NYS BOCES / 900 Watervliet Shaker Road / Latham, NY
LEASE - 48,000 SF Class B Office Space / 5-Year Lease Renewal & Expansion / Riverview Assets LLC / 150 Broadway / Menands, NY
LEASE - 36,000 SF Class A Office Space / 7-Year Lease / Maximus Inc. / 11 Corporate Woods Blvd / Albany, NY
LEASE - 27,000 SF Class A Office Space / 5-Year Lease / SolutionSet, Inc. / 30 Tech Valley Drive / East Greenbush, NY
LEASE - 23,500 SF Class A Office Space / 7-Year Lease / Virtusa, Inc. / 400 Jordan Road / Troy, NY
LEASE - 21,900 SF Class B Office Space / 10-Year Lease / Riverview Assets LLC / 150 Broadway / Menands, NY
LEASE - 12,800 SF Class A Office Space / 10-Year Lease / Wells Fargo Advisors / 30 South Pearl Street / Albany, NY
LEASE - 12,000 SF Class A Office Space / 5-Year Lease / Rose & Kiernan / 99 Troy Road / East Greenbush, NY
LEASE - 11,000 SF Class A Office Space / 5-Year Lease / ACE Insurance / 13 Cornell Road / Latham, NY
LEASE - 10,600 SF Class A Office Space / 5-Year Lease / Amica Insurance / 1 Park Place / Colonie, NY
LEASE - 10,000 SF Class A Office Space / 5-Year Lease / Northern Rivers Family Services / 200 South Pearl Street / Albany, NY
LEASE - 9,000 SF Class A Office Space / 7-Year Lease / Crown Castle, Inc. / 3 Corporate Drive / Halfmoon, NY
LEASE - 8,800 SF Class A Office Space / 7-Year Lease / Chas. H. Sells, Inc. / 1 Columbia Circle / Albany, NY
LEASE - 8,000 SF Angela’s Bridal Shop / 126 State LLC / 126 State Street / Albany, NY
LEASE - 7,900 SF Class A Office Space / 6-Year Lease / Virtusa, Inc. / 400 Jordan Road / Troy, NY
LEASE - 7,000 SF Class B Office Space / 7-Year Lease / Continental Placer, Inc. / 2 Winners Circle / Colonie, NY
LEASE - 7,000 SF Class B Office Space / 7-Year Lease Renewal / PSI, Inc. / 104 Erie Blvd / Schenectady, NY
LEASE - 3,100 SF Optometry Office & Optical Store / Greenbush Eye Center / 99 Troy Road / East Greenbush, NY
LEASE - 2,400 SF Photography Studio / Bloom & Bee / 2123 Western Ave / Guilderland, NY
LEASE - 1,800 SF Yoga Studio / Key 2 Joy / 1021 Watervliet Shaker Road / Latham, NY
LEASE - 1,200 SF New Pioneer Bank Branch / Harmony Mills South LLC / 90 State Street / Albany, NY

AUDIT - 200,000 SF Property Audit / School Merger Feasibility Analysis / CBA & LaSalle Institute
AUDIT - 182,300 SF Lease Audit / Generated Seven-figure Savings for Client / TransWorld Entertainment
AUDIT - 16,000 SF Lease Audit / Generated Six-figure Savings for Client / O’Connell & Aronowitz
Strategic Clients
Crown Castle, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Empire State Carpenters Union
Riverview Center / Hampshire Properties
New York Conference of Mayors LLC
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.
O’Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
TransWorld Entertainment Corp.
Omni Development, Inc.
Virtusa, Inc.
Reed Elsevier, Inc.
Winn Development Cos.
Client Testimonials

“When our office lease was coming to an end and it was time to consider moving to new space or negotiating an extension of our existing lease, we retained Felton McLaughlin and Platform Realty to represent us. It was one of the best decisions we have made. Not only are we very happy with our space and the terms of our lease, and not only did we save a lot of money under the terms they negotiated for us, but we also saved countless hours of attorneys' time that was better spent doing what we do best, and leaving to Platform what they do best. We would hire them again in a heartbeat.”
- O’Connell and Aronowitz, President • Jeff Sherrin

“Felton McLaughlin was an invaluable resource to us in our search for historic properties to rehabilitate and I look forward to working with him on other locations. We are actively seeking to purchase multi-family properties in the Capital Region in the 100-300 unit range. Please forward any suitable properties to Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform.”
- Winn Development, Vice President • Rachel Edwards

“Felton and Peter plowed through every one of the very many obstacles to this deal, and without their concentrated guidance, this transaction would have fallen apart at any one of multiple points.”
- Attorney • Kevin Luibrand Esq.

“Felton McLaughlin and Joe Sausto, with Platform Realty Group, were able to find a bonafide buyer when no other real estate broker in the Capital District was able to do so. They both did a remarkable job of moving this transaction forward from preliminary contract negotiations to the eventual closing on the property. Felton and Joe were able to take a very difficult property to sell and turn it into a viable purchasing opportunity for the right buyer. I would highly recommend Platform Realty Group as a company, and Felton McLaughlin and Joe Sausto individually.”
- 800 North Pearl Street Associates, LP, General Partner • Mark Simmons

“We are very excited to find such a beautiful venue to host our customer's experience when searching for the perfect gown. Felton McLaughlin from NAI Platform was exceptional to work with. He listened to all of my needs for my business and the customers experience to find the perfect space. He used a very professional and fair approach to balance both the needs of the Landlord's and tenant's. For my next business adventure, there is no other I would go to other than Felton.”
- Angela's Bridal Shop • Janet Cooper

“The acquisition of 14-16 Corporate Circle in Albany, NY as a new local headquarters facility had many complexities requiring much more than a typical purchase —and an ERISA-compliant pension fund is complex on its own. Felton McLaughlin and Dan Slote are highly qualified agents whose market expertise got us the results that we were looking for by representing our interests, and helping us to obtain our goals.”
- James R. Hayes, NY Training Director • Northeast Carpenters Fund

“NAI Platform and specifically Felton McLaughlin and Dan Slote were partners in the marketing of 1275 Broadway in Albany NY and were instrumental in making this deal happen in a timely manner. This transaction was complicated due to the seller’s HQ being located outside the United States. Felton and Dan handled the logistics and negotiations on a seamless basis even with the time difference with the seller. Felton and Dan were helpful in assisting us in seeing the future potential of the property and how it fit our needs and consolidation plans. Due to their factual presentation of the transaction and the property we were able to acquire a 10-acre 190,000 SF property in less than 4 months.”
- Gary J. Kochem, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer • Albany Medical Center

“NAI Platform impressed us with their market knowledge and experience in solving high-tech companies’ growth need. I would highly recommend their office team of Felton McLaughlin, Daniel O’Brien, and Joe Sausto to other companies in our situation.”
- Robert Gaito, Chief Executive Officer • SolutionSet

“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform was a valuable resource throughout the entire transaction and I would highly recommend Felton McLaughlin in the Albany market as well as Colliers International who handles our office leasing needs on a national basis. ”
- Elizabeth Masters, District Manager, New England and Upstate NY • Crown Castle, Inc.

“Dan Slote and Felton McLaughlin ably guided us through every one of the very many obstacles to this deal and we would highly recommend them to anyone needing the expertise required in complex acquisitions.”
- Jacob Reckess, Vice President • PAZ Healthcare

“While sad to see my bowling business closing down next year, I look forward to seeing this property re-used for a new 30,000 SF supermarket that is growing by leaps and bounds. Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform was a valuable resource throughout the entire transaction. Knowing that publicity could be damaging to my business, he had a difficult task in privately marketing this property. Not only did he find the perfect buyer for it, he was also instrumental in assisting my attorney Victor Caponera in obtaining a variance from the Town planning board for the new use. I would highly recommend Felton McLaughlin to anyone requiring commercial real estate expertise in a complex transaction such as this one.”
- George Hoffman, Owner • Sunset Bowling Lanes

“We have worked well with Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform on a number of high profile leases over the years. He has an excellent reputation handling complex transactions and is very knowledgeable about downtown Albany. ”
- David Swawite, President and Chief Operating Officer • Omni Development, Inc.

“NAI Platform and Richards Barry Joyce impressed us with their market knowledge and experience in solving high-tech companies’ growth needs. I would highly recommend Felton McLaughlin in the Albany market and Dean Atkins who handles our office leasing needs on a national basis. ”
- Eric Brown, Chief Operating Officer • Virtusa, Inc.

“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform has been a valuable resource for us in leasing multiple office suites in our 64,000 SF office building and we look forward to working with him in the future.”
- Joseph Vitale, Executive Vice President • Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

“NAI Platform provided invaluable advice and market knowledge in negotiating this complex transaction which involved a doubling of the tenant’s space to 69,000 SF and a new 10-year term at 900 Watervliet Shaker Road in Colonie. As an investment firm who owns properties all over North America, with interests in Asia and Europe, the invaluable local expertise that we needed and obtained from the team of Daniel O’Brien, Felton McLaughlin, and Joe Sausto was and remains much appreciated. In short, we couldn't have done it without ya!! In fact, we were so pleased with the level of service provided by NAI Platform on the brokerage side of their business that we also decided to hire Platform Management to handle property management duties.”
- Marc Penso, Vice President and General Counsel • Morgan Browning Capital

“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform impressed us with his market knowledge and experience in assisting us throughout the process. In a difficult leasing environment for downtown office space, we found a desirable tenant for our 16,000 SF office building.”
- James A. Cohen, Partner • Mesick, Cohen, Wilson & Baker Architects, LP

“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform was very professional and easy to communicate with. Felton understood our goals and did not waste time with spaces that did not fit our desired location or use. Felton was able to help negotiate a new lease that met our needs in a timely efficient manner. I would highly recommend Felton of NAI Platform to anyone considering new space or re negotiating a lease.”
- John Tranter, District Manager • Professional Service Industries, Inc.

“The sale of this Victorian-era office building was a unique transaction with interesting complexities. Felton was indispensable in what turned out to be a seamless, surprisingly rapid sale. I chose him among multiple options because he diligently pursued my business over the years, offering me assistance at several important points in advance of even having a contract with me. My judgment about his likely skills turned out to be quite on-target.”
- Dr. Jeffrey P. Wittmann • Center for Forensic Psychology

“Nobody could believe how quickly we were able to get an acceptable offer on our office building in Guilderland. And with Felton McLaughlin’s guidance, we made the right choice in selecting which buyer would have the highest probability of closing quickly with the fewest financial and zoning hurdles to clear. Felton and his firm are a reputable group. I would highly recommend NAI Platform as a company and Felton McLaughlin individually.”
- Marilyn Seidner • Clover Group Architects

“We’ve worked with Felton on two office moves over the last several years and have found him very knowledgeable of the downtown office market. He took time to really understand the type of space we wanted and presented us with several attractive options. Felton consistently responded to our questions and asks in a timely, informative manner and was a pleasure to work with. We’d highly recommend him. ”
- Michael Lasch, Managing Director • Pine Street Capital Partners