Sang Hong joined Newmark in 2018 as director, workplace strategy and human experience. Based in the firm’s New York headquarters, Mr. Hong is responsible for creating, implementing and sustaining workplace strategies that help clients to improve employee engagement, optimize their assets and drive transformational change. He focuses on workplace strategies and analytics, space programming and layout strategies, best practices and trends, corporate interior design and program management.
A design professional with more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Hong has worked with some of the most prominent companies in finance, law, advertising, commercial development and nonprofit. He designs workplaces that are not only aesthetically appealing but also aligned with the client’s business strategies. His global education and work experience bring an international sensibility to his designs.
Prior to Newmark, Mr. Hong worked for nine years at Gensler. As an associate workplace designer, he led the design teams and worked with clients and consultants through each project phase, including due diligence, program analysis, design strategy and development, budget reviews, bidding and construction. Mr. Hong programmed and designed more than 4 million square feet of office space for clients from various industries. He also mentored junior designers.
Prior to his real estate career, Mr. Hong served in the Republic of Korea Army’s 203rd Special Assault Brigade in 2006. The previous year, he served with the ROKA’s 11th Security Brigade in Arbil, Iraq.
Partial Client List
|1199 SEIU||Mitsubishi Corporation International|
|BBR Partners ||Morgan Lewis|
|Ericsson ||Nomura Securities|
|Jump Design ||Omnicom|
|Kramer Levin ||Weil|
|Langan Engineers ||ZS Associates|
|Madison Square Garden|
In 2014, Mr. Hong received the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA’s) award for the Design & Construction of a New Facility (100,000 - 300,000 square feet), for a project completed on behalf of Nomura Securities.
Mr. Hong is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Mr. Hong earned a Master of Science degree in real estate development from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology.