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A Global Leader in Commercial Real Estate

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's 12,000 professionals operate from more than 330 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Strategic Thinking, Effective Execution

NGKF's full range of services includes leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, property and facilities management, program and project management, and valuation and advisory services. Our integrated platform provides clients with a single-source solution for every phase of occupying or owning a property - from strategic planning, site selection, design, construction and initial occupancy to ongoing cost-effective operations and dispositions. Taking a consultative approach, we assist clients in effectively managing their real estate operations and portfolios, creating and executing long- and short-term strategies that deliver reduced occupancy costs, increased efficiency and, ultimately, maximized value.

NGKF's brokerage professionals have broad experience across all commercial property types, including office, industrial, retail, multi-housing, hospitality and healthcare. We work closely with tenants and landlords to assess the impact of real estate trends and how the broader business climate may affect an organization's critical business needs and overarching goals. For clients with real estate capital concerns, NGKF Capital Markets provides strategic solutions for our private, corporate and institutional clientele, maintaining direct relationships with a broad investor and lender base, including local, national and offshore entities, both public and private. Our expansive capital markets platform includes institutional sales, debt and equity financing, and loan sale advisory services.

To serve corporate accounts at the highest level, NGKF Global Corporate Services (NGKF GCS) provides seamless, beginning-to-end solutions to clients internationally. Looking beyond real estate, the NGKF GCS approach takes a holistic view of our clients' overall objectives, from supply chain needs and optimization of internal corporate real estate functions to the implementation of general profitability strategies across an entire account. Combining strategy and execution within a unified team, our specialists provide crucial local expertise and an in-depth understanding of their respective markets.

NGKF's property and facilities management services focus on operational efficiency, tenant retention, competitive procurement of goods and services, and programs to maximize property values. As the manager of 500 million square feet worldwide, including headquarters and Class A office space, industrial, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, data centers, retail properties, medical buildings and multi-housing assets, we understand the property issues our clients are facing in the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability and other smart building practices, and we work with them to implement practical, cost-effective solutions.

Addressing the market's demand for accurate and comprehensive commercial property information, NGKF provides valuation and advisory services for all property types. Structured around high-quality data, state-of-the-art technology and proprietary systems, our professionals excel in analyzing and interpreting timely market information for clients.

Whether selecting a business location, improving a property or portfolio's operating efficiency, identifying investment opportunities or increasing occupancy, NGKF is equipped with the people and processes to help its clients achieve their business objectives. Our professionals are supported by specialized practice groups, highly respected proprietary market research, sophisticated marketing support and industry-leading technology, ensuring our clients' needs are clearly understood and the most effective solutions are delivered.

A Strong Foundation

NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com/.

BGC entered the commercial real estate services industry with the acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank in October 2011, and further expanded the real estate platform through the acquisition of the assets of Grubb & Ellis Company in April 2012. Today, the combined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, driven by a shared entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to superior client service, is one of the most dynamic and innovative service providers in the industry.

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