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John D. Busi MAI, FRICS


John Busi, MAI, FRICS, joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2016 as president of NKF's Valuation & Advisory Group. One of the most respected figures in property valuation globally, Mr. Busi is leading NKF's effort to grow its due diligence, valuation and advisory practice both through acquisitions and recruiting top talent. Working alongside some of the most talented capital markets professionals in the industry, Mr. Busi will drive the development of an innovative approach to valuation that leverages technology and real-time analytics, with a focus on aligning next-generation technologies with best-in-class valuation and due diligence professionals.

Mr. Busi joined Newmark Knight Frank after 35 years at Cushman & Wakefield, where he held a number of leadership positions within its valuation and advisory practice. Most recently, as president and global lead of C&W's valuation and advisory division, Mr. Busi oversaw more than 600 valuation professionals operating in 71 offices in the Americas. He focused on increasing the global reach of C&W's valuation business and increasing the functionality of its platform. Mr. Busi was also a member of Cushman & Wakefield's global operating committee.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Busi has distinguished himself as one of the foremost innovators in the valuation business. Under his leadership, C&W expanded its valuation platform by adding a property tax division and a due diligence division, and increased its sophistication by adding 20 new specialty practice groups. He also launched a state-of-the-art technology initiative and built an industry-leading quality control platform.

Mr. Busi's appraisal and consulting assignments have included Class A office building and regional malls; cooperative, condominium and rental apartment buildings; feasibility and market studies; development sites and assemblages; special use industrial properties; transferable air rights; and investment properties throughout the United States.


  • Spirit of C&W award, Cushman & Wakefield, 2007
  • Person of the Year, Metropolitan New York Chapter, Appraisal Institute, 2001


  • Metropolitan New York Chapter, Appraisal Institute

        President, 2003
        Officer, 1999 - 2004
        Chairman, admissions committee, 1996 - 1998
        Director, 1995 - 1998

  • Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
  • MAI designation, Appraisal Institute

Mr. Busi earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration at Long Island University.


John D. Busi MAI, FRICS
John D. Busi MAI, FRICS
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States
T  212.372.2326

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Areas of Specialization
  • Valuation & Advisory
  • Due Diligence
  • Property Tax
  • Financial Reporting

Years of Experience
35 years