NEW YORK CITY—CBRE has promoted Paul J. Amrich, a 16-year commercial real estate veteran, to vice chairman.

Amrich, 39, is the youngest New York City brokerage professional to achieve CBRE’s highest producer ranking and is currently the youngest vice chairman in the company. He focuses on landlord and tenant representation, as well as the strategic advisement of select capital sources in New York City. During his career Amrich has completed more than eight million sq. ft. of leasing transactions.

He has been a member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle (Top 100 Producers) every year since arriving at CBRE in mid-2006. His accomplishments in 2011 included leasing more than 600,000 sq. ft., adding two new properties to his portfolio and consulting for several capital sources in select marketplaces.

Amrich joined CBRE in 2006 from Cushman & Wakefield, where he began his career in 1996. Today, he represents more than nine million sq. ft. of office space on behalf of some of New York’s landlords, including Principal Investors, Rockpoint Group, Savanna Funds, Paramount Group, RXR, Broadway Partners, Macklowe Properties, Normandy Realty, TIAA-CREF, Madison Capital, SAFRA and Westbrook Partners.

Amrich was promoted to executive vice president in January 2008. In the same year, he completed two of Manhattan’s top 50 largest leases (SunGard at 340 Madison for 125,000 sq. ft. and Burberry at 444 Madison for 70,000 sq. ft.).