Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), a leading global commercial real estate advisory firm, has expanded its domestic capabilities by adding on-the-ground expertise in St. Louis, Mo., a strategic Midwestern metropolitan area for clients, through its Kansas City, Mo.-based partner Newmark Grubb Zimmer. Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Carlson, local top producers with over 25 years of experience between them, have been hired to lead the office.
“St. Louis is a major Midwest market with manufacturing, health care, defense research and development, and high-tech aviation as big drivers of growth, and many of our global clients have needs in this market,” said Michael Sheinkop, executive vice president and regional managing director for the Midwest at NGKF. “It’s a natural and strategic progression for NGKF to have a supportive and complementary partner in the market that can provide the full range of resources that our clients have come to expect from us.”
Newmark Grubb Zimmer has been offering its services throughout the Midwest, the U.S., and around the globe for more than 65 years as one of the most established commercial real estate firms in the region. By partnering with NGKF in May 2014, Newmark Grubb Zimmer has benefited from the firm’s expanded full-service platform, securing new business opportunities and providing clients with multi-market solutions along with additional expertise in leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, retail, consulting, program and project management, property and facilities management, and valuation and advisory services, among others.
“Together, Newmark Grubb Zimmer and NGKF have made a significant impact on Missouri’s commercial real estate industry,” said Newmark Grubb Zimmer Senior Vice President and Principal Mark C. Long SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP. “Tapping Kevin and Mike, who are well respected in the industry and come with extensive local knowledge and impressive track records, to spearhead our operations in St. Louis, will bolster our footprint throughout the state, as we continue to add talent and resources. This will be our second new office in eight months.”
“Newmark Grubb Zimmer’s people, research, and industry knowledge along with NGKF’s highly reputable national and international capabilities bring a new level of enriched resources to area clients,” said Mr. McLaughlin, executive managing director and principal. “It is a distinctive combination melding regional expertise with a global reach.”
Mr. McLaughlin previously served as vice president with Balke Brown Transwestern, where he specialized in office leasing and sales in the city’s major business markets. In 2010, he earned the distinction of top producer at the company. Before his 7-year career at Balke Brown, Mr. McLaughlin worked at CBRE’s St. Louis office for 7 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in finance.
Mr. Carlson, executive managing director and principal at NGKF, spent 15 years with Sansone Group, most recently as a senior executive director. He has been named a “Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate” by the St. Louis Business Journal every year from 2001 to the present. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Missouri.
About Newmark Grubb Zimmer
Newmark Grubb Zimmer (www.NGZimmer.com) is a full-service commercial real estate company providing a range of services including sales and leasing, property and facilities management, owner representation for public and private development projects, and public-sector consulting. Its staff boasts an array of experience in design, construction, valuation, finance and legal matters.
Regularly recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the region, Newmark Grubb Zimmer manages more than 6.3 million square feet of office, medical, industrial and retail property, and serves as corporate real estate advisor for an assortment of local, regional, national and international companies.
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 12,000 professionals operate from more than 330 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.
NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.