About Aspire Associates

New York Commercial Real Estate Advisors specializing in landlord Representation & tenant representation

Aspire Associates LLC is a downstate New York based Commercial Real Estate advisory firm. We aspire to identify exceptional opportunities for both tenants and landlords in the increasingly complex commercial leasing markets of the New York Tri-State region and offer expert advice to retailers, property owners, developers, and investors.

In addition to specializing in commercial retail opportunities such as retail stores and restaurants, Aspire Associates has extensive experience in developing and implementing real estate strategies for non-profit organizations, educational institutions, medical offices, and general office users.

Our services include

  • Retail Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord Representation
  • Community Facility Leasing 
  • Medical Office Leasing 
  • Investment Sales
  • User Sales 

Our Team

Matthew Gorman
Managing Director
Licensed Real Estate Broker

Matthew is the founder of Aspire Associates, a commercial real estate advisory firm in the New York metropolitan area.  Matthew has been involved in the ownership and management of real estate brokerage firms since his founding of New Street Realty Advisors, LLC in 2006.  Prior to New Street, Matthew worked for over a decade at CB Richard Ellis, and its predecessor, Insignia/ESG.   

In addition to the operating of real estate brokerage companies, Matthew owns several real estate assets, and taught graduate and undergraduate real estate classes for over 10 years at New York University’s Real Estate Institute.

Matthew graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA and from New York University with a Masters in Real Estate Development.

Christopher Bruggers
Senior Director
Licensed Real Estate Broker

With 12+ years of experience dealing in all facets of the real estate business, Chris is well equipped to handle the most challenging real estate assignments.  Chris has represented both institutional landlords from Columbia University to small private landlords, alongside corporate and individual tenants. 

Most recently, Chris has played an integral role in Kumon North America’s effort to restructure its real estate portfolio in New York City, and closed over 10 deals for them over the past two years. 

Chris is a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, having obtained a BS in Political Science after which he returned to New York to quickly establish himself as a member of the real estate community in New York City.  After living in New York City for nearly 10 years, Chris moved along with his wife to the Village of Tuckahoe in Westchester County where he continues to broaden his knowledge of real estate by serving as a member of his cooperative board.   Chris and his wife also own and manage an investment property in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.