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Alison Cavanaugh

Managing Director

Alison Cavanaugh joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 and currently serves as managing director in the company's Boston office, where she focuses on the representation of tenants and landlords in lease transactions. Ms. Cavanaugh has worked with many local, national and international companies to secure the best real estate solution. 

Prior to joining NKF, Ms. Cavanaugh worked for Cushman & Wakefield's downtown brokerage team with a concentration in tenant representation and landlord representation. She previously worked for more than 12 years at Cassidy Turley where she focused on tenant representation.  

Working tirelessly on her client's behalf, Ms. Cavanaugh keeps the process on track yet provides a high level of service.  She can respond quickly to provide detailed financial analysis, lease comments and any other support/reporting documentation. Ms. Cavanaugh's "can do" responsive attitude allows her to remain a key resource to the client on all lease questions/issues during the life of the lease. 


  • Akamai Technologies
  • Iora Health
  • Boston Private
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Putnam Investments
  • Charles Schwab
  • Teradata
  • Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP
  • Wellington Management Company
  • GMO



  • HAVAS (Arnold) at the Burnham Building, Boston (115,000 SF)
  • AIR Worldwide at 131 Dartmouth Street and Copley Place, Boston (80,000 SF)
  • Acquia at 53 State Street, Boston (75,000 SF)
  • Convexity Capital Management at Hancock Tower, Boston (58,000 SF)
  • American Tower Corporation at 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston (32,000 SF)
  • Summit Partners at 222 Berkeley Street, Boston (39,000 SF)

PROFESSIONAL affiliations:

  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Boston
  • Member, Commercial Brokers Association (CRA)
  • Licensed real estate broker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ms. Cavanaugh graduated from Babson College in 1996 and lives in the suburbs north of Boston with her husband and two active young girls.

Alison Cavanaugh
Alison Cavanaugh
Managing Director
225 Franklin Street
33rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
United States
T  617.863.8541

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord Representation

Years of Experience
16 years