Turning Fear into Fortune with Chris Okada, President & CEO, Okada & Company

Chris OkadaChris Okada is the CEO of Okada & Company, a privately-held, full-service commercial real estate brokerage and investment company based in New York City. To date, the Okada & Company has completed more than $1.5 billion of commercial sales and leasing transactions.

Chris is also the founder of The Okada Acquisition Company, which focuses on acquiring prime office, retail, and multi-family properties in the Midtown and Midtown South submarkets of Manhattan.

His insights have been featured in publications like The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesCrain’s New York, and many others. And he’s also the author of “From Fear to Fortune”, a special industry report on the decline and resulting opportunities in post-pandemic Manhattan real estate.


The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge.

Hosted by Aaron Y. Strauss, Managing Partner at A.Y. Strauss

Aaron Y. Strauss is one of the leading legal advisors in the commercial real estate industry, providing insight and guidance for billions worth of transactions during his career. As our firm’s founder and managing partner, he has positioned A.Y. Strauss as one of the region’s most respected law firms for commercial real estate owners, lenders and sponsors, serving the needs of our clients with the utmost in care, integrity and transparency.