Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has announced the addition of Bradley J. Feld, one of Los Angeles’ most accomplished brokers, as Vice Chairman in the Southern California region. Feld brings to the firm almost three decades of high-profile representation of landlords and tenants for many of the region’s most recognized names in entertainment, along with several million square feet of transactions for media, technology, healthcare, financial, professional, legal and Fortune 500 tenants. In this new role, Feld will focus on building a best-in-class landlord/agency and large tenant representation practice.
“Brad is one of the most prolific brokers in Los Angeles, having been recognized consistently as a top performer by the industry, the media, and his peers. He brings an immense breadth of large transactional experience, market knowledge and relationships to NGKF. I look forward to his determined, laser focus to build a broader institutional landlord and tenant representation practice for NGKF in Los Angeles,” said NGKF Regional Managing Director Greg May.
NGKF President James D. Kuhn added, “Brad is one of the top three landlord brokers in Los Angeles. His arrival at NGKF is a game changer.”
Feld joins NGKF from Madison Partners where he served as partner and before that Cushman & Wakefield where he served as executive vice president, representing large institutional landlords, as well as leading national corporate service accounts and large tenant representative assignments. His institutional ownership experience includes such clients as Deutsche Bank/REEF, Worthe Real Estate Group, Shorenstein Properties, JP Morgan, Watt Investment Partners, Federal Realty, Clarion Partners, Kilroy Realty, EOP and NYLIC Real Estate Investors, among others.
Feld’s impressive entertainment industry experience encompasses a “who’s who” list of firms including Viacom Inc., Paramount Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions, E! Entertainment Television, Comcast Entertainment Group, MTV Networks, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon Animation, Screen Actors Guild - PPP, CBS Studios, The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Televentures, Showtime Networks, South Park Animation and Aaron Spelling Entertainment. Some of his high-profile transactions include: 400,000-square-foot headquarters lease for E! Entertainment, 355,000-square-foot Call Center lease for Health Net, 350,000-square-foot lease with Yahoo! on behalf of Worthe Real Estate Group, 250,000- square-foot lease with Electronic Arts on behalf of EOP, 200,000-square-foot lease with Universal Music Group on behalf of Clarion Partners, multiple 200,000-square-foot leases for Pacific Bell Directory, and multiple leases in Burbank totaling more than 325,000 square feet for Nickelodeon.
This year alone he has negotiated transactions on behalf of the Media Studios ownership that include a 125,000-square-foot lease with Disney, 80,000-square-foot lease with Hasbro Toys, and a 15,000-square-foot lease with DreamWorks. Over the course of his career, Feld has successfully represented multiple, one million-square-foot low-rise entertainment/media campuses at the Wilshire Courtyard and Media Studios.
“NGKF is on a remarkable growth trajectory, with an exciting entrepreneurial environment. Going forward, this is the right platform to best serve my clients, with a proven commitment to support the brokers. I look forward to the opportunity to work with NGKF to build upon its already impressive landlord and tenant representation practice, by offering our clients thoughtful and strategic advice, the highest quality service and attention to detail,” Feld shared.
Feld is a consistent name on many of the region and media’s top broker lists, including having been named Broker of the Year four separate times by the Los Angeles Business Journal, a consistent CoStar Power Broker, and recipient of the prestigious Lease Deal of the Year from BOMA. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles.
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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