Newmark is pleased to announce the hire of David Berke as a senior managing director in its New York office. Berke specializes in tenant representation with a focus on clients representing a wide range of industries, including fashion, financial services, construction, accounting and media.
Berke comes to Newmark from Cushman & Wakefield, where he worked for a decade, most recently as a managing director in the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office. He played an instrumental role in deals representing Weill Cornell Medical College / New York-Presbyterian Hospital at 156 William Street, Downtown’s first-ever medical office structure; Vevo, LLC, in a 36,000-square-foot lease at 4 Times Square; Workday, in a 21,401-square-foot New York headquarters expansion at the Empire State Building; and Bank Hapoalim, in a 48,000-square-foot lease at 1120 Avenue of the Americas.
Additionally, Berke represented Sterling National Bank in its 35,000-square-foot banking headquarters renewal at 500 Seventh Avenue; Argus Software, Inc. in a 19,795-square-foot disposition at 380 Madison Avenue; and Atlantic-Pacific Capital, for their first Manhattan office at 535 Fifth Avenue. Berke has also acted as landlord representative for 1221 Avenue of the Americas and 1120 Avenue of the Americas.
“David has gained an impressive reputation in tenant representation and is an accomplished, value-added professional,” said President James D. Kuhn. “He is an excellent fit for our organization and we look forward to David becoming an integral part of the exceptional culture that we have built at Newmark.”
Before Cushman & Wakefield, Berke worked as an associate at The Vortex Group, where he completed numerous transactions as a tenant representative. He played an integral role on the team responsible for securing space at 747 Third Avenue for Eye Mall Media’s first Manhattan office. Berke has held numerous leadership positions with the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA), including chairman in 2012, vice chairman in 2011, and secretary in 2010.
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