NGKF Capital Markets continues to add to its powerhouse Southern California team with the addition of Senior Managing Director Brunson Howard in its San Diego office. Howard, a 10-year industry veteran, brings his extensive capital markets experience and deep institutional relationships to his new role where he will be focused exclusively on investment sales for office, industrial, and R&D property across Southern California.
Howard will join NGKF Capital Markets as a member of the team lead by Kevin Shannon, who now serves as West Coast President of NGKF Capital Markets. In January 2016, NGKF brought Shannon and 14 capital markets professionals on board, propelling NGKF Capital Markets to the top of the ranks on the West Coast.
“We are continuing to build one of the leading capital markets groups on the West Coast. Brunson is a great addition to our Southern California region and brings with him many long term client relationships and significant market knowledge. He will further expand our presence and ensure future growth on the West Coast,” said Greg May, regional managing director, NGKF.
Prior to joining NGKF Capital Markets, Howard was a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group and the Senior Managing Director of the San Diego region. Brunson’s commercial real estate experience has been multi-disciplinary including both investment sales and landlord representation. Prior to his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, Brunson began his career at Burnham Real Estate, where he specialized in representing owners and investors of institutional real estate throughout Southern California. Howard began in real estate following a career as a Marine aviator where he flew a variety of aircraft including AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters and F/A-18D strike fighters.
“This is a unique and dynamic time in our industry and for NGKF in particular. The entrepreneurial spirit of this organization is simply unmatched and the leadership has built a very special and highly competitive platform for today’s marketplace. I am truly excited to be part of the Shannon team and to work alongside all of my new teammates and colleagues both here in San Diego and throughout Southern California,” said Howard.
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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