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NKF Expands Capital Markets Platform with Pacific Northwest Leadership Hire

New York, NY (08/30/2017)

9:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that it has hired Vice Chairman, Pacific Northwest Capital Markets Nicholas Kucha to bolster its West Coast Capital Markets team. Kucha will be focused on Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon and will help lead the western operation along with Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Commercial Capital Markets Northern California Steven Golubchik and President, West Coast Capital Markets Kevin Shannon. The move strengthens NKF's Capital Markets operation on the West Coast and ensures continued, seamless cooperation between all the professionals while providing best-in-class service, market information, and execution through a client-centric model.

Kucha will contribute his expertise to Golubchik's focus on the Bay Area, and will form a strategic partnership with Shannon in the Seattle and Portland markets to help best serve their clients. His established presence in Seattle and Portland will tie in to collaborative, team-oriented services across the West Coast which will provide the most opportunity for clients to access and purchase more product. This client-centric approach permeates through NKF's entire Capital Markets culture. Specializing in major commercial equities and industrial institutional sales, Kucha possesses over a decade of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on office and industrial assets. He comes to NKF from HFF, where he was a senior managing director and the co-head of the Portland office.

Kucha transacted on over $1 billion of Capital Market transactions in the Seattle and Portland markets in 2016, making him one of most active and prolific producers in the Pacific Northwest. His diverse range of clients and notable assignments that have contributed to his success have all been instrumental in building his career to this point.

"This hiring to bolster NKF's Capital Markets operation nationally is a testament to the firm's continuous mission to seek out the best talent available," said Golubchik. "As our partnership with Nick begins, we know our collaboration will result in success for our clients not just for the West Coast team, but for the organization overall."

"Nick's leadership will enable us to further facilitate our collaborative Capital Markets initiatives on the West Coast," said Shannon. "His added expertise and specialization in the Seattle and Portland market areas will vastly extend our reach and once again strengthen our platform, enhancing our services for clients by adding best-in-class professionals."

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

NKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.