One of the real estate industry’s leading research experts, Jonathan Mazur, has joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) at its New York City headquarters as director of capital markets research. Mr. Mazur will steer NGKF Capital Markets’ research platform, supporting investment sales and institutional client requirements nationally. Formerly with Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Mazur will be responsible for establishing capital markets research standards and supporting business development initiatives. He’ll oversee the gathering of capital markets data, identify trends, and disseminate the latest information on the capital markets through white papers, think pieces and other reports.
“We are committed to providing the most comprehensive and current capital markets information to our clients,” says Jimmy Kuhn, president of NGKF and head of NGKF Capital Markets. “A thorough knowledge of real estate capital markets have always been a critical piece of what we offer,” Mr. Kuhn comments. “It’s a challenge to collect the most up-to-date, relevant data, and present it to our clients in a way that’s maximally useful and comprehensible. The bar has been raised considerably in the past several years with the collapse of the CMBS industry and the general scarcity of capital. We have tremendous confidence in Jonathan Mazur and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have him on our team.”
Mr. Mazur is known for providing customized current and historical market analysis and reports. His clients have included SL Green, Mack Cali, Trinity Real Estate, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Carlyle Group and Goldman Sachs. He’s noted for his work with the Real Estate Board of New York and the Department of City Planning on its East Midtown rezoning plan.
A trusted resource for major media, Mr. Mazur served as the director of New York research at Cushman & Wakefield prior to joining NGKF. In that position, he was co-leader of a team of specialists who were tasked with analyzing commercial real estate market trends to support existing clients and attract new business. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Mazur was a financial trader for Blackwood Trading, LLC, where he was responsible for executing trades and managing an active portfolio of securities.
“I’m thrilled to join NGKF and I look forward to running the company’s capital markets research platform,” says Mr. Mazur. “The study of public and private debt and equity is amazingly complex and intricate-and fascinating. With the support of NGKF’s proprietary tools and information sources, as well as with its research team, I look forward to improving on what is already a world-class research platform.”
Mr. Mazur holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University, and is a licensed salesperson in New York.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, NGKF 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, NGKF’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, NGKF serves the local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
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