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Patrick M. Duffy

Vice Chairman

Patrick M. Duffy joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2002 and currently serves as a vice chairman. Mr. Duffy has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, during which he has focused on providing tenant representation services, financing and long-term strategic planning. Mr. Duffy has structured headquarter transactions for many significant corporations and professional service firms in most major cities throughout the United States. Additionally, he has structured in excess of 1 million square feet of build-to-suit transactions.

Since 2015, Mr. Duffy has negotiated transactions in excess of 2 million square feet of space. His national experience in negotiating complex transactions with many different types of ownership groups and financial institutions allows him to advise his clients from a unique perspective.

Mr. Duffy is consistently recognized as one of the nation's leading tenant advisors. Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Duffy was senior vice president at the Studley Company.

Mr. Duffy has structured transactions on behalf of companies such as:

  • Baker & Taylor: 900,000 SF
  • Lennar Corp.: 500,000 SF
  • Catepillar Financial: 312,000 SF
  • Acuity Brands: 250,000 SF
  • Assurant, Inc.: 200,000 SF
  • The Scripps Research Institute: 200,000 SF
  • Citibank: 170,000 SF
  • Burger King: 150,000 SF single-tenant, build-to-suit
  • Brookdale Senior Living: 140,000 SF
  • Deaconess Clinic: 100,000 SF, build-to-suit
  • Carnival Corp.: 90,000 SF
  • Davenport & Company: 90,000 SF
  • Siemens: 85,000 SF

As a principal member of the NKF Law Firm Advisory Group, Mr. Duffy has negotiated transactions for many of the nation's leading law firms. Representative clients include:

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP: 600,000 SF
  • Cole Scott & Kissane P.A.: 200,000 SF
  • McGuire Woods: 160,000 SF
  • Frost Brown Todd: 130,000 SF
  • Kean Miller LLP: 110,000 SF
  • Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A: 110,000 SF
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP: 100,000 SF, lead tenant, build-to-suit
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP: 90,000 SF
  • Womble Carlyle: 80,000 SF, lead tenant, build-to-suit
  • White & Case LLP: 75,000 SF
  • Greenberg Traurig: 50,000 SF
Patrick M. Duffy
Patrick M. Duffy
Vice Chairman
3424 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States
T  404.926.1106
Fax: 404.926.1101


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Areas of Specialization
  • National Real Estate Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Debt/Equity Structures
  • Financing/Sale Leaseback
  • National Law Firm Representation
  • Build-to-Suits
  • Municipal Incentive Negotiations

Years of Experience
30 years