Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services has added 11 executives possessing diverse expertise to its real estate advisory team recently named to the Leaders category in the 2012 Global Outsourcing 100® by The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®).
“We are committed to growing and investing in the in-house intellectual capital required to deliver strategic integrated solutions to our clients,” said Michael Ippolito, chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. “These professionals represent our continued dedication to bringing together key individuals with the expertise to support Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s consultative outsourcing model, which goes beyond real estate and looks at our clients’ total operating expenses.”
Kenneth W. Maly joins the firm as a managing director, bringing a background in economic development, community development and land development planning. A former principal with Vierbicher Associates in Madison, Wis., Maly has experience in leading multi-disciplined teams to complete real estate development and planning projects for both private and public sector clients. His specialties include market analysis, GIS, economic development, incentive negotiation, development entitlement and community planning. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with the International Economic Development Council.
Douglas Demers, Theodore Soltis and Amber Schneider join Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services in Seattle.
Douglas Demers, a senior managing director based in Seattle, leads consulting teams that assist clients in reducing risk, maximizing returns and making quality property decisions. Before joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Demers was the founding principal of the Colliers International Advisory Services Group, a strategic consulting team and global practice group, a managing principal with Perkins+Will and a senior vice president at HOK. He brings nearly three decades of experience in advising Fortune 100 companies, educational and healthcare institutions on the alignment of real estate with business plans, development solutions, workplace strategies, building planning and design.
Theodore Soltis, a new senior managing director with the Global Corporate Services team, focusing on program management and client advocacy, has extensive expertise in analysis, research and project delivery. Most recently with Colliers International as a team leader undertaking facilities and capital planning, Soltis previously delivered office and research laboratory projects for Merck & Co. Inc. in almost 20 worldwide locations including the EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Amber Schneider, a director with the consulting team, specializes in facility and real estate planning and design, workplace strategy and project management. In her previous position with Colliers International, she also advised on adaptive re-use projects and provided services to a client list that includes Access Business Group (Amway) and Fidelis Secure Home. Her experience as an architect spans a variety of mixed-use developments, many within the gaming and hospitality industry.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank also strengthens its Global Corporate Services presence in Denver, Colorado, with the addition of a nationally recognized seven-member corporate advisory services team formerly with Grubb & Ellis. Tim Harrington and Victor Frandsen join as executive managing directors. Rounding out the team are Alan Polacsek, senior managing director, Toby Sutherland, director, Greg Falcone and Rob Boydston as associate directors; and, Tina Decker as executive team manager.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Harrington was a senior leader in the Grubb & Ellis Tenant Advisory Group. A consistent top producer, he qualified for the company’s Circle of Excellence 14 times and was Grubb & Ellis’ top broker by volume for the Denver office in 2010. Notably, he was awarded the Hal Ellis Award, which is considered the company’s highest recognition exemplifying “professional excellence, leadership and high ethical standards.”
Victor Frandsen, with more than 20 years experience in the real estate investment market, also consistently ranked as one of Grubb & Ellis’ top professionals in the Denver market. Throughout his career, Victor has completed more than $600 million in investment transactions and over 10 million square feet of leasing transactions.