Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to welcome 21 highly experienced advisors - 16 to bolster its Mexico City office and a team of five to amplify its Monterrey presence. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s acquisition of Newmark Grubb Mexico City in October of 2016.
Leading professionals joining the Mexico City office include industrial tenant-representation expert Senior Managing Director Patricio Dominguez Patlan, PIC, AMPI and Managing Directors Alejandro Perez Gonzalez focusing on capital markets; Ivan A. Solano F, CCIM, PIC, AMPI, concentrating on office; Jose Carlos Loaeza, CCIM with expertise in retail; and Guillermo Garrido Molina, PIC and Jorge A. Fabris Palacios, both industrial specialists. These six market leaders bring with them a group of 12 real estate professionals, all from Colliers International, to expand NGKF’s Mexico City service in the areas of capital markets and leasing advisory with focus on office, industrial, retail, and land.
Additionally, two decidedly accomplished senior professionals, Global Corporate Services Director Jose Antonio Hagg, focusing on Global Corporate Services (GCS) in Latin America, and Managing Director Juan Carlos Diaz, with tenant and corporate real estate advisory expertise, join NGKF from Cushman and Wakefield.
In the Monterrey, Mexico office, anchor hire Managing Director Armando De La Fuente, SIOR, CCIM, is a veteran of office brokerage with many high-profile accomplishments in the industrial and land sectors. Mr. De La Fuente brings with him four teammates, all coming from the Alles Group, where the team has handled the leasing for two of the most iconic mixed-use developments in Northern Mexico - Arboleda and Pabellón M. They also represented the U.S. Consulate on its Monterrey land requirement.
“The addition of these prominent professionals to NGKF’s Mexico City office is a crucial step in our Latin American regional growth strategy,” commented Kevin McCabe, executive vice president and regional managing director. “The world’s twelfth-largest metropolitan area by population, Mexico City is also a regional hub for many multinational corporations and is poised for substantial commercial real estate growth in the near future. Our increasing footprint in the area broadens NGKF’s capabilities to offer complete real estate services to our clients and strengthen our global footprint.”
“We are indeed fortunate to have expanded NGKF’s presence in the region with the addition of these leading professionals,” added Giovanni D’Agostino, president, Mexico, and regional managing director, Latin America. D’Agostino, a founding partner of the former Newmark Grubb Mexico City (also formerly Alles Group Mexico City), joined NGKF in 2016 upon the acquisition of the premier tenant advisory firm. “These individuals are all leaders in the industry and offer extensive experience in a wide spectrum of services, as well as significant client rosters.”
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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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