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IAOP® Cites Newmark Grubb Knight Frank As A Leading Provider Of Outsourcing Services

New York, NY (03/19/2013)

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) has elected Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to the Leader category for The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® service providers list.

"As 2013 begins to see moderate growth in the economy, choosing the right outsourcing partners will be more important than ever," said IAOP® Chairman Michael Corbett. "The Global Outsourcing 100® and the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors® lists help companies easily identify partners that will help them emerge as leaders."

"Being named to the Global Outsourcing 100® is an exceptional honor for our company," said Michael Ippolito, chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. "It's especially rewarding for our firm to be recognized by an organization of global reach that includes such a comprehensive mix of industries."

IAOP® annually conducts an independent assessment of the capabilities of outsourcing service providers and advisors, and based on this assessment, publishes The Global Outsourcing 100® and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors® and various sub-lists. Each company selected for The Global Outsourcing 100® is recognized by IAOP® on its website (www.iaop.org) and at various events and programs throughout the year.

Judging was based on a set of measurable standards as well as an evaluation by a panel of industry-recognized outsourcing leaders led by Jagdish Dalal, managing director of Thought Leadership, IAOP® and chairman of the judges' panel. Leaders, for the purposes of these assessments, are companies with more than U.S. $50 million in revenue for their most recent fiscal year, or more than 5,000 employees.

"As applicants continually raise the bar and as the outsourcing industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, competition is tougher," said Mr. Dalal. "Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100® and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors® is a great achievement, particularly given the strong competition, and we are proud to recognize Newmark Grubb Knight Frank for its excellence."

In 2012, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank was recognized in the following subcategories:

• Best 10 list of Companies With Most Company Presence
• Best 10 list of Number of Centers Worldwide
• Best 10 list of Leaders - Technology (Hardware or Software)
• Best 10 list of Leaders - Corporate Services
• Best 20 list of Leaders - Telecommunications
• Best 20 by Region Served: United Kingdom
• Best 20 by Region Served: U.S.A. Employees
• Top List Climbers Year-to-Year

About International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
IAOP® is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With a global community of more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is the leading professional association for organizations and individuals involved in transforming the world of business through outsourcing, offshoring, and shared services.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank 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, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank'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, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank serves the local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com.

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