Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announces that Executive Managing Director Derek Myers has joined its Houston office to expand the company’s tenant representation service line in the Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio markets. Myers, a top tenant advisor, has relocated from NGKF’s Manhattan office, further reinforcing the company’s growing footprint in the Texas market.
Myers’ extensive industry expertise and professional relationships will be instrumental as NGKF expands its coverage in key markets across Texas. A native Houstonian, Myers offers over 20 years of experience in sales development and corporate advisory services, focusing on assisting multinational corporations, developers, law firms, national retailers and private equity firms with strategic planning, merger and acquisition due diligence, cost reduction analysis and lease negotiations. With private equity clients including The Gores Group, Starwood Capital, Platinum Equity and 3G Capital, he has completed more than 120 due diligence projects.
“NGKF has been increasingly active on behalf of clients nationally, growing service lines in key markets like Washington DC, Boston, Southern California and, of course, Texas.” commented Neal Golden, vice chairman of NGKF. “We will continue to focus on deepening our bench strength in Texas and Derek’s tenured experience, expertise on market economics and market flexibility, are weighted advantages in this strategy.
Myers has had a lengthy career representing portfolios that expand globally, working primarily with Fortune 500 corporations, major law firms and financial institutions to analyze real estate portfolios, develop financial modeling and provide analysis of industry best practices. He currently manages global real estate portfolios for clients including Signet, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Unify.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) 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 12,800 professionals operate from more than 370 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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