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Newmark Knight Frank Recognized as a Leading Outsourcing Provider; Ranked Among The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® 2012 Global Outsourcing 100®

New York, NY (02/27/2012)

Global real estate services firm Newmark Knight Frank has been recognized by The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) in the organization's list of the 2012 Global Outsourcing 100®. The global outsourcing organization annually recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors based on applications evaluated by an independent panel of judges.

"This honor recognizes our continued effort to take a consultative approach to create value for clients," said Barry M. Gosin, Chief Executive Officer of Newmark Knight Frank. "Our approach is to take the outsourcing model beyond real estate with a view of our client's overall objectives. Value creation has been a prime goal for everyone in the current economy, and our firm's ability to effectively meet clients' needs has resulted in our substantial growth throughout the current economic cycle."

"We have seen tremendous growth, maturity and expansion of services among outsourcing service providers as we publish this 7th annual list of "best of the best" globally," said IAOP Managing Director of Thought Leadership, Jag Dalal, COP. "Judges were impressed with the depth of provider and advisor's relationships with their clients as shown through the references provided. Clearly, their clients appreciate the value they receive from their engagements. Intense competitiveness of the outsourcing world is also evident and shows continuing maturity and growth of the industry."

"In today's economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing end users to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs," said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. "The Global Outsourcing 100® and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors® lists are essential for companies who are looking for proven leaders and rising stars."

"Our business model combines skill sets, technology and analyses typically performed by a consulting firm with real estate advisory services to execute what we recommend for clients," said Michael Ippolito, Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. "We offer a full array of complementary, integrated services and disciplines, developed to provide a single-source solution for every phase of occupying or owning a property. Our platform ensures a high level of service for clients, and we are committed to providing the in-house intellectual capital required to deliver effective solutions to complex problems."

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.IAOP.org.

About Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank is one of the largest real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank together operate from more than 240 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. With a combined staff of more than 7,000 and revenues last year exceeding $993 million, this major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com.

Newmark Knight Frank is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.