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Ted Hobson Joins Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as Senior Managing Director

Columbus, OH (07/25/2013)

9:00 AM

Ted Hobson joins Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) as a senior managing director in the Columbus, Ohio office. An experienced corporate tenant advisor and office property leasing and sales specialist, Mr. Hobson has consistently been recognized as a top producer over a 30-year long career.

"Newmark Grubb Knight Frank provided an opportunity to join a large, growing international firm that maintains a strong entrepreneurial culture," said Mr. Hobson. "I'm excited to join the firm, and expand my platform and services to my existing corporate accounts and owners of commercial real estate."

"With his talent, relationships and experience, Ted will be an excellent addition to our team," said NGKF Senior Managing Director Benton Benalcazar.

Prior to joining NGKF, Mr. Hobson spent 16 years with Columbus brokerage Carey Realty Partners Inc. and 10 years with CBRE in its Columbus office.

Recent career highlights include many local and national tenant representation assignments. He was a partner in several development projects for a local hospital system, and he sold the 124,000-square-foot Airport Office Park to Bergman Real Estate, later bringing the project from 30% to 90% occupancy while acting as its exclusive leasing agent.

Mr. Hobson graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and a Certified Commercial Investment Member.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, NGKF employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 340 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. Its integrated services platform includes leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, consulting, program and project management, property and facilities management, and valuation services. A major force in the real estate marketplace, NGKF serves the local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

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