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Ron Burkhardt

Managing Director

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Ron Burkhardt joined Newmark Knight Frank in 1994 as a vice president of the Washington, DC, office. Now situated as a managing director in the firm's West Los Angeles office, he continues to specialize in national tenant representation and corporate services, providing his clients with real estate-related professional and technical support. Mr. Burkhardt focuses on lease and purchase transactions including: facility acquisition, financial analyses, market research, lease negotiations and sublease representation.

Mr. Burkharadt is also a prominent member of NKF's national non-profit division. In this capacity, he works with such clients as Autism Speaks, Inc., the California Society of CPAs, Los Angeles Education Partnership, Make-A-Wish Foundation and National Immigration Law Center. He has also represented corporate tenants such as Amazon.com, DeVry, Inc., John Paul Mitchell Systems, Net App Inc., Neutrogena and Woodside Natural Gas in their leasing requirements.


  • Anti Defamation League
  • Armanino (RBZ, LLP)
  • Autism Speaks
  • Bayard Advertising
  • DeVry University
  • Exceptional Children's Foundation
  • Found Animals Foundation
  • Lido Advisors, LLC
  • Los Angeles Education Partnership, LLP
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Neutrogena
  • Rocket Fuel, Inc.
  • System One/Compliance Staffing

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Burkhardt was a senior leasing associate at Berens Asset Management Company, Inc. During his three years at Berens, Mr. Burkhardt focused on tenant representation and corporate real estate services. During his last year at Berens, he was recognized as the top producer in office leasing.

Mr. Burkhardt is the recipient of 2012 Social Sustainability® Champion Award and is the first corporate real estate director to receive this award, issued to those passionate about bettering the workplace and who lead with a social conscience. Individuals selected advocate a call to action in their fields of expertise regarding the importance of serving non-profit organizations locally and nationally and as stewards of the environment through efforts that mitigate climate change.  

In addition, Mr. Burkhardt is a member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA). He also sits on the boards of ANEW Foundation, New Horizons, The Nonprofit Advisory Council (NAC), Starlight Children's Foundation (Global Finance Committee) and A World Fit For Kids.

Mr. Burkhardt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business at Roger Williams University. 

Ron Burkhardt
Ron Burkhardt
Managing Director
1875 Century Park East
Suite 1380
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States
T  310.201.2064

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Services
  • Financial Analysis
  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Lease Auditing

Years of Experience
20 years