Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Expands Latin American Presence with Mexico City's Alles Group

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Expands Latin American Presence with Mexico City's
                                 Alles Group

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alles Group Mexico City, one of the
largest independent commercial real estate services firms in Mexico City, has
joined the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) family, expanding NGKF's presence
in Latin America. Effective immediately, the company will do business as
Newmark Grubb Mexico City, giving NGKF an important presence in one of
Mexico's most active real estate markets and broadening its services
throughout the region.

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As one of the world's top five metros by population, multinational
corporations are increasingly viewing Mexico City as a vital hub for their
operations, and development activity across all sectors is strong. This
includes mixed-use projects in the CBD, retail centers throughout the
metropolitan area, and modern industrial and logistics facilities at the
outskirts of the city. The manufacturing sector, in particular, is booming,
led by the export of autos.

"Mexico City is increasingly in demand by property investors and corporate
users of real estate, and it is a key international city that has been
underserved with respect to the office and retail sectors," said Barry M.
Gosin, NGKF's chief executive officer. "Driving forces like globalization and
'backshoring' of industry from Asia to North America, combined with greater
economic diversity, are accelerating capital investment throughout the region,
and thus commercial property.

"Newmark Grubb Mexico City is a strong local partner that will immediately
help us grow our capability in the region," stated Mr. Gosin. "The firm's
professionals embrace our 'strategy to implementation' client service approach
and share our commitment to delivering high-quality market information and
innovative real estate solutions."

Established in 1997, Newmark Grubb Mexico City is led by founding partner
Giovanni D'Agostino, president, in conjunction with executives Jay Mulay and
Harold Murray. The firm's 25 professionals provide a full suite of services
with a focus on tenant and landlord representation and investment sales for
office, industrial and retail property.

Mr. D'Agostino said, "Mexico is poised for substantial growth in the coming
decade in all aspects of commercial real estate, including capital markets.
Our clients' real estate needs are becoming more sophisticated every day, and
our decision to join the NGKF platform was driven by the company's ability to
offer a full spectrum of services – everything from global corporate services
to leasing and management to investment sales and capital markets advisory.
There is no other firm in the industry that can compete on this level."

Newmark Grubb Mexico City's local professionals and their clients will have
access to NGKF's global resources and relationships, and to unparalleled
capital markets expertise and capabilities through NGKF's parent company BGC
Partners, Inc., and BGC's relationships with Cantor Fitzgerald and Cantor
Commercial Real Estate.

In addition to Mexico City, NGKF has a presence in Northeast Mexico, Central
Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexico border via Select Regional Solutions.

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 .

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