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Art Leichner

Managing Director

Art Leichner is an experienced managing director at Newmark Knight Frank's Dallas office, where he specializes in real estate consulting and strategic planning services that align his clients' facility and real estate needs with their business strategies. With an extensive background in drafting and design, Mr. Leichner brings to his position a wealth of expertise that extends well beyond commercial real estate.

Mr. Leichner joined NKF in 2018, upon the firm's acquisition of acclaimed tenant representation firm Jackson Cooksey, which he joined in 1992. He was instrumental in the development and expansion of many client services offered by the firm, most notably the implementation and development of sustainable energy solutions, comprehensive municipal concession negotiations, strategic planning and construction administration as well as other facility-related services.

Partial Client List

  • A.G. Edwards
  • Bell Helicopter/Textron Corp.
  • EMPLOYERS Insurance
  • Hitachi America, Ltd.
  • Marriot Hotels
  • Philips Company
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Seiko Instruments, Inc.
  • Trane/American Standard
  • Union Pacific

Professional Achievements

  • Power Broker award, D CEO
  • Heavy Hitter, Dallas Business Journal
  • Deal of the Year Award, Stemmons Corridor Business Association
  • Top Producer, CoStar Power Broker Awards

Personal Achievements

  • Certified Design Professional
  • American Sailing Association (ASA) certified catamaran/power boat captain
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certified

Personal Affiliations

  • Volunteer coach, Plano Youth Soccer Association
  • Camp counselor, Plano Independent School District
  • Supporter, St. Andrews Seven Loaves Food Pantry

Education
Mr. Leichner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Texas.

Art Leichner
Art Leichner
Managing Director
12770 Merit Dr.
Suite 760
Dallas, TX 75251
United States
T  972.934.9757
Fax: 972.980.0490


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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Asset Management
  • Contract Review
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Lease Administration
  • Process Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Integration
  • Training & Development

Years of Experience
26 years