Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Joins Earth Hour 2013 Celebration
Company and clients show support across national property management portfolio
NEW YORK, March 18, 2013
NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF)
Property Management Services employees and clients will join millions of
people across 152 countries and territories in switching lights off for an
hour to show unified concern for and commitment to the environment. Now in its
seventh year, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.
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The largest symbolic mass participation event in the world, Earth Hour
promotes awareness and inspires environmentally responsible actions that
endure beyond a single day. NGKF's property management professionals will
support Earth Hour 2013 by turning off non-essential lights and electrical
equipment in its U.S. offices and encouraging tenants in the properties they
manage on behalf of clients to participate.
"We recognize the importance of treating our natural resources with the
greatest respect so they remain available for future generations," said Randy
Buddemeyer, president of NGKF Property Management Services. "Strategies to
maximize energy efficiency, recycle materials and limit waste are an integral
component of our management efforts and, if implemented correctly, can also
result in measurable cost savings. We are proud to unite with others who
recognize the importance of environmentally responsible practices."
In addition to powering down equipment and lights on March 23, NGKF is asking
its property management professionals, property owners and tenants to think
beyond the hour and pledge their support through Earth Hour's "I Will If You
Will" campaign. I Will If You Will fosters greater participation, inspiring
family, friends, colleagues or even entire organizations to take ongoing,
positive steps to protect the planet, such as planting a tree, refusing
plastic water bottles or biking to work.
For dozens of NGKF professionals who have earned the LEED AP, LEED Green
Associate, Green Advantage, Certified Green Broker, Certified Energy
Management Professional and/or Renewable Energy Professional designations,
environmentally responsible practices are top of mind every day. These
professionals work with NGKF clients to ensure building owners and tenants
understand and implement sustainable solutions at their buildings.
For example, the company's proprietary Roadmap to Sustainability tool
incorporates participation in the EPA's Energy Star program, as well as low-
to no-cost solutions and LEED certification guidelines to benchmark the
performance of properties. In addition, NGKF is a member of the U.S. Green
Building Council and participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project, annually
measuring and seeking to reduce its carbon footprint by teaming with many of
its vendors to facilitate the adoption of environmentally friendly products
and services in support of its workforce.
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 340 offices in established and
emerging property markets on five continents.
With roots dating back to 1929, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's strong foundation
makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. Its
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
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a
leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial
and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.
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