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Robert Griffin

Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets

One of the nation's top capital markets executives, Robert E. Griffin, Jr. joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 as Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets. He leads a capital markets team offering multiple specialties, including the marketing and sale of office, industrial, retail, medical and multi-family assets. In addition to servicing his clients in Boston, Mr. Griffin focuses on expanding the Capital Markets platform and establishing top-tier teams in gateway cities throughout the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Houston. Mr. Griffin also heads Newmark Knight Frank's Capital Markets' Boston operation. 

Mr. Griffin leads one of the nation's most successful capital markets groups, which offers a complete gamut of specialties including office, industrial, retail, medical and multi-family assets. He also works closely with NKF's Boston-based leasing teams on many of their complex, high-profile assignments. Mr. Griffin's team-based, 360-degree approach and extensive experience advising many of the country's major corporations and financial institutions have been game changers for every client with whom he has had the opportunity to work.

In his 35-year career, Mr. Griffin and his team have closed more than 800 transactions with total consideration nearing $65 billion. Clients include many of the country's leading institutions, such as Beacon Capital Partners, Boston Properties, Equity Office, Fidelity, Jamestown, JP Morgan, MetLife, MIT, Normandy, O'Connor Capital, Prudential, RREEF, Shorenstein, TA Associates Realty and TIAA-CREF.

Mr. Griffin previously served as president of the New England Area for Cushman & Wakefield, where he built one of the nation's most successful capital markets groups and was a key adviser to the firm's Boston area leasing teams.


  • Member, Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • Member, Children's Hospital Boston Board of Trustees
  • Guest lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate
  • Guest lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Mr. Griffin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin
Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets
225 Franklin Street
33rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
United States
T  617.863.8611

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Areas of Specialization
  • Capital Markets
  • Leasing

Years of Experience
35 years