Elizabeth (Liz) Hart serves as President of Leasing for North America, overseeing the Company’s operating businesses in the U.S. and Canada. She is responsible for driving the strategy of Newmark’s leasing business and serving leasing advisors and clients across the company. Hart is a member of Newmark’s Executive Committee, an internal corporate management steering committee, and reports to Chief Executive Officer Barry Gosin.
In her current role, Hart works closely with the Company’s professionals to identify and leverage cross-platform synergies, improve efficiencies and drive Newmark’s leasing revenue growth while helping to recruit and retain industry-leading talent. Additionally, Hart works alongside Newmark’s Chief Information Officer to leverage the Company’s sophisticated technology infrastructure and identify opportunities for and solutions to benefit advisors and clients.
Hart’s experience representing technology companies, from single entrepreneurs to members of the Fortune 50, enables her to anticipate the specific real estate challenges a company faces at each stage of its growth cycle and the type of workplace culture that companies seek to cultivate. Hart is also well-versed in zoning and entitlement processes, giving her insights on the urban future that she shares with Newmark’s clients. She has represented numerous large-block developments and helped reposition large-scale projects that have transformed skylines.
Hart also served on the leadership team spearheading Newmark’s Technology & Innovation Practice Group, a group of specialized advisors focused on the Technology, Advertising, Media and Information (TAMI)/Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector. She has worked with numerous tenants in the sector to resolve their complex real estate issues and with landlords to redevelop their buildings to attract innovation tenants.
Since joining Newmark in 2005, Hart rose to one of the top-ranked women nationally in the commercial real estate brokerage industry and is a champion for the benefit and value of working with diverse and inclusive teams. In her previous role as Vice Chairman, she completed transactions totaling close to 35 million square feet and over $4.2 billion in value on behalf of owners and tenants, was a regular Top Five Producers in Newmark’s San Francisco office and ranked among the Top Producers in the Bay Area.
- 50 under 40, Globe Street
- Most Influential Women in Business, SF Business Times
- Bay Area Power Women, Bisnow
- Chairman’s Circle, Newmark
- Sale of the Year, SF Business Times,
- Superlative Deal of the Year, SF Business Times, March
- Superlative Deal of the Year San Francisco, SF Business Times,
- Most Influential Women, SF Business Times
- Broker of the Year, SF Business Times, 2015, 2019
- Deal of the Year, SF Business Times, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Hart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.