Newmark Knight Frank Devencore and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Are Proud to Welcome Gregg Wassmansdorf to the Greater Toronto

Newmark Knight Frank Devencore and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Are Proud to 
Welcome Gregg Wassmansdorf to the Greater Toronto Area West
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Newmark Knight Frank
Devencore and its international partner Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
are pleased to announce that Gregg Wassmansdorf has joined their
rapidly expanding Global Corporate Services team as Senior Managing
Director, Consulting. He specializes in real estate and location
strategy, economic incentives, and delivering both advisory and
transactional real estate services to large companies.  
Mr. Wassmansdorf, a LEED-accredited professional through the U.S.
Green Building Council, comes to Newmark Knight Frank Devencore from
Colliers International, where he founded the Location Advisory &
Incentives Practice. In this capacity, he led site selection,
incentives procurement, consolidation, and strategic planning
assignments for clients in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. His clients
include a range of Fortune 100 companies including those in financial
and business services, aerospace & defense, auto parts & advanced
manufacturing, consumer products, and life sciences. 
"We are delighted to be able to welcome Gregg to our team," said Jean
Laurin, President and CEO of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore.
"Throughout his career he has demonstrated a deep-rooted talent for
helping national and international clients develop and implement
comprehensive real estate solutions that maximize opportunity and
minimize risk. Over the past 14 years, Gregg's advisory expertise and
transactional skills have generated tens of millions of dollars in
client savings. Bringing Gregg into the fold adds a game-changing
asset to our Global Corporate Services group."  
Mr. Wassmansdorf will be based in Newmark Knight Frank Devencore's
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West office and will serve as a key
resource for the company across North America and internationally. 
"Gregg's appointment gives our Global Corporate Services group a
comprehensive presence in Toronto and Canada as a whole," said Robert
Hess, executive managing director, Consulting, in Newmark Grubb
Knight Frank's Global Corporate Services practice. "We can now
provide our clients a suite of integrated strategic services that do
not currently exist anywhere else in these markets." 
The firm's Global Corporate Services group is an integrated platform
that provides beginning-to-end corporate services solutions to
clients on an international level. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global
Corporate Services combines strategy and execution within a unified
team, integrating skill sets, technology tools and analyses typically
performed by separate consulting, real estate, architecture, and
project management organizations. Recently, Nokia Siemens Networks
and Moneygram International chose Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global
Corporate Services as their global real estate supplier.  
"As a company, we are committed to providing our clients with a
portfolio of solutions that respond exactly and completely to their
needs on a local, national and global level," said Michael Ippolito,
chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services.
"Gregg's multifaceted industry experience and broad-based skillset
makes him the perfect addition to our cutting edge platform and helps
cement our position as the operations and real estate industry
About Newmark Knight Frank Devencore  
Devencore is the Canadian partner of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one
of the largest real estate service firms in the world. Newmark Knight
Frank Devencore is Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and
brokerage exclusively representing office, industrial, and retail
space users. With offices across the country, Newmark Knight Frank
Devencore offers its Canadian and global clientele comprehensive
services that are individually designed to ensure executive real
estate decisions are supported by effective strategies and
professional execution. To learn more about our capabilities, please
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank 
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial
real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and
London-based partner Knight Frank, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank employs
more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 300 offices
in established and emerging property markets on five continents. 
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's integrated services platform includes
leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and
capital markets, consulting, program and project management, property
and facilities management, and valuation services. A major force in
the real estate marketplace, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank serves the
local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords,
investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit 
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(NASDAQ:BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing
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