Further strengthening its roster of power players, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has added Executive Managing Director Will Adams and Senior Managing Director Norman Lee to its downtown Los Angeles office.
“I am honored to bring both Will and Norman on board as the firm aggressively expands its Southern California footprint. This highly regarded and talented team greatly accelerates our tenant rep and agency leasing expertise in downtown LA,” said Greg May, regional managing director, NGKF. “The ongoing expansion of our organization and superstar talent that has joined our ranks stems from the strength of our entrepreneurial culture and leadership.”
In just the last six months, NGKF has added nearly 50 brokers and employees to its Southern California offices, representing an 18 percent increase in its regional workforce.
Adams joins NGKF from CBRE where he was a senior vice president for nine years and previously a senior managing director with Studley for 17 years. Over the course of his career, Adams has earned a reputation as a top leasing broker extensively representing companies in the financial, entertainment and legal sectors. In the last few years, Adams has been involved in securing and servicing portfolio business with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, JPMorgan Chase, and East West Bank, while spearheading high profile assignments for Alibaba, Cal State Los Angeles, and Tribune.
Lee comes to NGKF from CBRE where he worked as a first vice president for four years. Prior to his work at CBRE, he was a managing director with Studley. Utilizing data analysis and predictive analytics, Lee has accumulated sale and leasing transactions totaling more than 4 million square feet over the past 13 years. His customized, data-driven approach has been instrumental in winning portfolio exclusives in the banking and financial services sectors including names like East West Bank and Hanmi Bank.
“Los Angeles is an exceptionally dynamic and ever-changing marketplace. We value the strength of the NGKF platform to further benefit our clients and allow us as service providers, to exceed their business objectives,” noted Adams. “We’re excited to join the team and look forward to helping NGKF grow its presence in Southern California.”
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 12,800 professionals operate from more than 370 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.
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.
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