NGKF Capital Markets continues to add proven expertise nationally with the addition of Executive Managing Director David Milestone. Milestone will be responsible for originating and executing debt transactions throughout the Western U.S., in consort with NGKF Capital Markets West Coast President Kevin Shannon.
Milestone joins NGKF Capital Markets after a 12-year stretch as a senior member of Eastdil Secured’s debt placement practice. He was instrumental in growing the debt business to $60 billion in annual volume. Milestone’s capital markets knowledge and experience is extensive, having personally executed more than $30 billion of financing transactions throughout his career, primarily on behalf of institutional clients.
“David is an important and strategic addition to our growing capital markets platform. He is a highly respected debt and equity professional who is a tremendous complement to our team, and his multi-market experience will be an asset to all of NGKF’s capital markets professionals,” said Shannon. “We will continue to aggressively expand our capital markets prowess on the West Coast with talented and nimble market professionals.”
According to Milestone, “I’m looking forward to growing NGKF’s debt capabilities on the West Coast. The addition of several highly productive and dominant investment sales professionals across the country demonstrates NGKF’s commitment to the business and presents a tremendous opportunity to align the debt and equity platforms in service to our clients.”
NGKF Executive Vice President and Regional Managing Director Greg May noted that the entrepreneurial culture of NGKF continues to attract the very best talent akin to Milestone. “The momentum felt throughout our firm is exciting. The opportunity and focus is to bring more best-in-class talent together under the NGKF brand. Our current and future clients will benefit greatly from the addition of deeper capability and experience throughout the West Coast,” he shared.
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