Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Solidifies its South American Presence with New
Offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru
NEW YORK, May 19, 2014
NEW YORK, May 19,2014 /PRNewswire/ --Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has added 50
senior-level advisors in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, while
augmenting its capabilities within the Americas as the global economic
recovery takes hold, CEO Barry Gosin announced.
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"The economies of these rapidly developing South American countries are seeing
organic growth in energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing,
mining and other burgeoning industries, and are attracting intensive
investment from outside the region," said Mr. Gosin. "As NGKF clients
increasingly seek out strategic opportunities in Latin America, we continue to
boost our presence with the premier real estate advisors in the major markets.
These additional executives have amassed an impressive record of success in
executing the highest caliber of service on the global stage, and will be the
force behind growing NGKF's platform in South America."
Seasoned top-level executives heading the offices are: Domingo Speranza,
president of Newmark Grubb BACRE in Argentina; Marina Cury, president of
Newmark Grubb Brazil; Camilo Fonnegra, president of Newmark Grubb Fonnegra
Gerlein in Colombia; and, Manuel Ahumada and Jorge Didyk, managing directors
of Newmark Grubb Contempora Servicios Inmobiliarios in Santiago, Chile and
Lima, Peru, respectively.
According to Milton Chacon, NGKF regional manager for Latin America, their
extensive resume of global clients has included industry heavyweights such as
ExxonMobil, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Unilever, Sony, Avon and
Nokia, along with major landlords like Hines and Brookfield.
"We've added substantial resources across our global platform to advise
clients every step of the way," said Mr. Chacon. "From valuation, appraisal
and acquisitions to consulting, site selection, project construction and
property management, our broader LatAm coverage is strengthened by this deep
bench of stellar professionals."
"NGKF seeks out only the top producers for growth and collaboration, as we
have done in carefully selecting these South American executives," Mr. Gosin
says. "Attracting the best people in the business yields creativity and
superior client service, and our consistency in delivering those results,
across property types and markets, is the chief reason we have grown to become
one of the leading and most advanced of the global real estate firms."
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real
estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and
independently-owned offices, NGKF's 12,000 professionals operate from more
than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five
With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the
most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF's full-service platform
comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate
tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services
including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt
placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage
services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and
development management, and property and corporate facilities management
services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
NGKF 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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