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Steven J. Cousart

Executive Vice President, Managing Director

Mr. Steven Cousart joined Newmark Knight Frank in December 2014 at the company's Philadelphia office. He brings with him 34 years of commercial real estate wisdom alongside his extensive experience in providing uncompromising client advocacy, strategic real estate planning and implementation, sophisticated lease negotiations, project leasing, investment property disposition and many other skills acquired during his long and successful career in brokerage. In his role as executive vice president, managing director, Mr. Cousart will focus on aligning the goals and objectives of local brokerages with NKF's overall strategic direction, working toward strengthening the NGKF brand while continuing to increase shareholder value. He will also provide leadership of day-to-day operations for NKF's regional offices in Center City Philadelphia and Wayne, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Marlton, New Jersey.

Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Cousart served as first vice president at CBRE, where he advised and represented office tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Before CBRE, he spent 17 years with Grubb & Ellis and received numerous recognitions for his superior sales production.


  • Bentall Kennedy (US) LP
  • Berwind Property Group (now Equus Capital Partners)
  • GE Asset Management
  • Invesco Real Estate
  • KBS Realty Advisors
  • Keystone Property Group
  • PNC Realty Housing
  • Roch Capital
  • Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association
  • Trammell Crow Company


  • Unisys Corporation - 60,000 SF
  • TransUnion - 56,320 SF
  • Mannigistics, Inc. -  44,000 SF
  • United National Insurance - 35,000 SF
  • Focal Communications - 32,000 SF
  • Career Education Corporation - 30,000 SF
  • Sprint Communications - 25,000 SF


  • Board member, Main Line Arts Center, 2006 - 2012
  • Member, Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), 2004 - 2006
  • Business Volunteer of the Year, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, 2003
  • Co-chairperson, Voice Foundation Gala, 1999 - 2002
  • Licensed real estate broker, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Licensed real estate salesperson, state of New Jersey

Mr. Cousart earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University.

Steven J. Cousart
Steven J. Cousart
Executive Vice President, Managing Director
1735 Market Street
Suite 3900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
T  215.561.8300

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Areas of Specialization
  • Project Leasing
  • Tenant Representation
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Disposition

Years of Experience
34 years