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Art Ross SIOR

Senior Managing Director

Art Ross, SIOR, serves as a senior managing director in the Hartford, Connecticut office of Newmark Knight Frank, where he specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial properties throughout the Northeast. Mr. Ross brings to his position nearly 30 years of industrial real estate experience. Since joining the company in 2015, he has focused on growing its Industrial Services division in New England, especially southern New England, and in New York. As a tenant representative, landlord representative and sales agent, he has completed 5.3 million square feet in industrial transactions for Newmark Knight Frank.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Ross has represented landlords in some of the largest industrial assignments in New England, including:

  • Textron, Inc.: Sold eight manufacturing facilities totaling 2.6 million SF
  • Katy Industries portfolio: Sold, leased or subleased 2.5 million SF in 16 properties across six states and Canada
  • Winstanley Enterprises portfolio: 1.1 million SF in North Springfield, VT; Brattleboro, VT; Westbrook, ME; Chicopee, MA; East Hartford, CT; and Farmington, CT
  • MS York LLC: Leased 725,531 SF at 200 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY, to Tall Timbers Distribution, Eaton Electric and Crown Tank, and later sold the 800,000 SF property on behalf of the landlord
  • Niagara Bottling Company: Site search resulting in 46-acre acquisition in Bloomfield, CT, to support the construction of a 450,000 SF bottling plant
  • XPO Logistics: Two leases in New Hampshire totaling 151,000 SF

In addition, Mr. Ross has represented numerous other property owners to sell industrial, flex, warehouse and manufacturing properties on their behalf, ranging in size from 53,300 square feet to 1.7 million square feet, across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Among the owners he has represented are Belden Corporation, New Boston Fund, St. Johnsbury Development Fund, Fortis Property Group, Sherrill Manufacturing, Groveton Acquisitions, LLC, Lancaster Colony and Timbar Packaging.

As a tenant representative, Mr. Ross has represented a broad range of industrial clients in both single and multi-market transactions. Noteworthy tenants include Packaging Corporation of America for 97,703 square feet in Westfield, Massachusetts; Velux America for 49,266 square feet in Windsor, Connecticut; and Airgas on several assignments, most recently for 14,080 square feet in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Ross was vice president and a partner at Hart Corporation, one of the nation's leading real estate firms for industrial facilities in non-metropolitan areas. His responsibilities included overseeing Hart's real estate services in New England and New York. Mr. Ross had worked at Hart Corporation in its Northeast regional office since 1989.

Mr. Ross was a recipient of the CoStar Power Broker Award in 2015 and 2016. In 2006 and 2008, he received the Largest Dollar Transaction award from Hart Group International, an affiliation of Hart Corporation and some of the world's leading industrial real estate brokers.

An active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Connecticut Chapter, Mr. Ross serves as the chapter vice president and head of public relations. Along with fellow SIOR Connecticut Chapter members, he frequently volunteers in construction projects for Habitat for Humanity. He has also served for the last 10 years as the director of public relations for the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Ross holds real estate broker's licenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Art Ross SIOR
Art Ross SIOR
Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
10 Tower Lane
Avon, CT 06001
United States
T  860-678-2222

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Areas of Specialization
  • Industrial Tenant Representation
  • Industrial Landlord Representation
  • Industrial Property Sales
  • State Incentives Negotiations

Years of Experience
29 years