Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has brought real estate veteran Phil Brodkin on board as executive vice president, managing director to oversee the firm’s three Los Angeles offices. Brodkin joins the firm from Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, where he served as director of real estate. As managing director, Brodkin will drive recruitment of top talent, further build the firm’s market share, as well as support enhanced infrastructure development to support expansion.
“We’ve been focused on recruiting a number of talented individuals who have propelled the NGKF brand in Los Angeles. Phil will be concentrating on client service, operations and talent development across our three offices located in Downtown, Century City and El Segundo,” said Greg May, regional managing director, NGKF.
During his tenure at Regus, Brodkin oversaw strategic growth throughout the Western United States. In that role he handled the expansion for approximately 1.5 million square feet of space for new Regus locations, as well as managing the real estate for their current portfolio, and developing and maintaining brokerage and landlord relationships. Prior to Regus, Brodkin spent nine years at CBRE as a trusted advisor for both owners and occupiers of commercial office space. His work encompassed all aspects of landlord advisory, tenant representation, and investment acquisitions.
“NGKF’s entrepreneurial culture is really appealing and a big part of my decision to join the firm,” said Brodkin. “I look forward to bringing my broad experience from both the tenant and broker side of the business to my role. NGKF brings a new and fresh approach to brokerage, and that is what I look forward to helping to build upon even further across LA. It’s a great time to join NGKF with all of the success and momentum the company has throughout the US and specifically on the West Coast.”
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 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 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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