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Diversity and Inclusion

It is not enough to build a diverse and inclusive culture from within. We think big. We want more.

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) strives to make commercial real estate an extraordinary industry. We have ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion across our firm, employee network, client relationships and community. In building a valued and desirable workplace, we make conscious efforts to listen to, lift up and celebrate our employees, partners and clients while investing in a diverse and inclusive culture that champions and expects respect. In making these strides, we:

  • Build an entrusted, entrepreneurial organization to deliver the absolute best value to each other and our clients
  • Help our team members achieve their true potential
  • Foster an environment where anyone from any background can feel empowered enough to contribute and succeed
  • Participate in events, groups, activities and opportunities to promote and highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion beyond our organization

With commitment from NKF’s executive leadership team and strong employee network, we look forward to continuing our investment and expanding our diversity efforts. Here are a just few of the ways that we are making an impact and difference today.

NKF NOW Network

NKF NOW Network

NKF’s Network of Women (NOW) represents our commitment to the recruitment, development and retention of women across our organization. It provides NKF’s female demographic opportunities and tools to make new professional contacts, find mentors and develop their careers at NKF and beyond.

NKF sponsors Achilles Athletes at 2018 Miami Marathon

NKF sponsors Achilles Athletes at 2018 Miami Marathon

NKF is committed to the Achilles International’s mission to empower athletes with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events to promote personal achievement. Learn more

NKF is proud to be part of the solution at Bennet College

NKF is proud to be part of the solution at Bennet College

NKF actively supports and contributes to Bennett College's goal of maintaining its accreditation with SACSCOC. Stand with Bennet

NKF Shines the Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion in Recent GCS Blog

NKF Shines the Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion in Recent GCS Blog

This recent GCS blog post focuses on social cohesion in the workplace, specifically building a culture of diversity and inclusion. Learn more

IAOP Women’s Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity Chapter

IAOP Women’s Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity Chapter

NKF is a proud co-leader of IAOP Women’s Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity Chapter. Learn more

NKF’s Multifamily Capital Markets – Debt & Structured Finance Team’s wide-raging D&I Initiatives

NKF’s Multifamily Capital Markets – Debt & Structured Finance Team’s wide-raging D&I Initiatives

NKF is helping to shape future leaders from diverse backgrounds. Initiatives include membership and active participation in the Mortgage Bankers Association Path to Diversity Scholarship Program and sponsorship of the Artemis Summer Enrichment Program and Analyst Development Program.

Crain’s New York Honors Women in CRE in 2018

Crain’s New York Honors Women in CRE in 2018

Congratulations to NKF Chief Administrative Officer Alison Lewis, whose leadership and accomplishments earned her a place in Crain's list of “Notable Woman in Real Estate in NYC." Learn More

Laura Stumm Receives Women in RE Award

Laura Stumm Receives Women in RE Award

The entire NKF team congratulates Senior Managing Director Laura Stumm for being named a 2018 Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Award winner! Learn more

Two NKF Leaders Named Power Women of Real Estate by DCA Live

Two NKF Leaders Named Power Women of Real Estate by DCA Live

Congratulations to NKF Vice President Kassi Saridakis and Associate Morgan Monroe! Both were named 2018 Power Women of Real Estate by DCA Live. Learn More