Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to grow its Southern California presence with the addition of Senior Managing Directors Christopher High and Steve Bruce in San Diego. High and Bruce expand NGKF’s presence throughout San Diego County, as well as nationally, in the areas of landlord representation, tenant representation, and investment sales exclusively for the office property sector. They are also joined by associate Conor Evans and senior marketing coordinator Savannah Arce.
The new NGKF office property team represents more than 2.1 million square feet of office space. Some of its landlord clients have included Bixby Land Company, Bollert LeBeau, Clarion, Cruzan, Cypress, DRA Advisors, Equity Office Properties, Hines, JP Morgan, Kilroy Realty, LBA Realty, LNR, Shea Properties, TA Associates, TIAA and Westbrook.
“NGKF is deeply committed to the San Diego market and focused on growing our presence throughout the area,” said NGKF Regional Managing Director Greg May. “Chris and Steve will play a major role in building a landlord advisory practice that will be closely aligned with our robust Capital Markets group. In the past 12 months NGKF has more than doubled the number of brokers in San Diego and we look forward to continuing our plans of attracting top-tier producers”.
High specializes in multi-tenant and corporate headquarter office leasing with an emphasis on strategic landlord services in the San Diego markets and also concentrates on countywide tenant representation. Some of his tenant representation clients have included Akamai, Cymetrix, DataQuick, Fish & Richardson, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, MaxLinear and Novartis. Immediately prior to joining NGKF, High served as a director at Cushman and Wakefield.
Bruce represents landlords and tenants in the leasing, sale and acquisition/disposition of office space throughout San Diego. Prior to joining NGKF he served as a director at Cushman & Wakefield. With over 12 years of commercial real estate brokerage experience, Bruce’s clients include both institutional investors and private investors and his background spans various product types. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at San Diego State University.
“NGKF has been rapidly expanding both its agency and capital market dominance across the West Coast and the country,” said High. “We appreciate the opportunity to join NGKF and to be part of an exciting time of growth for the firm.”
“We are thrilled to combine the institutional sophistication of NGKF with an entrepreneurial approach. This, without question, is the right platform for our team,” added Bruce.
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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