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Newmark Knight Frank Adds Senior Housing Investment Experts Rob Black and Sean McNee

San Diego, CA (07/05/2017)

8:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has announced the addition of Rob Black and Sean McNee as senior managing directors. McNee and Black are recognized as national investment sales leaders within the senior housing and care industry. Black brings 21 years of commercial real estate experience to NKF and McNee is a 17-year commercial real estate veteran.

"There is no better time for NKF to build upon its burgeoning healthcare practice. With the graying of America this niche has become, along with technology, a growth area in real estate. Rob and Sean have built strong reputations in this area and their expertise is a solid addition to the work of Todd Perman and Garth Hogan, who specialize in hospital and medical office buildings," said James D. Kuhn, president, NKF.

"Rob and Sean are true leaders in their area of expertise. I am excited to bring them to the NKF platform to further expand their dominant national senior housing investment platform," said Greg May, executive vice president, regional managing director.

Black comes to NKF from Cushman & Wakefield where he worked exclusively in the senior housing and care industry. Black has been consistently recognized as a top producer throughout his career. While assisted living and memory care community sales have been his mainstay, Black also has deep knowledge and experience with the disposition of independent living communities, CCRCs, and skilled nursing facilities.

Black added, "We look forward to joining NKF and using the San Diego office as the headquarters for our national practice. We appreciate the firm's support and see this as the right time to grow our national senior housing business. We look forward to leveraging our wide-ranging institutional relationships in order to drive market activity."

McNee has dedicated his entire career to the senior housing and care industry and offers experience on both the dispositions as well as the operations side of the industry. Cutting his teeth on one of the nation's first dedicated senior housing brokerage teams, McNee has witnessed the ebbs and flows of the market and understands its nuances. McNee has been a leader at dedicated senior housing brokerage teams at Eastdill Secured, Grubb & Ellis, and most recently at Cushman & Wakefield. He has been involved with over $2 billion in senior housing transactions.

"We are quickly approaching a golden age for senior housing. The vast population of baby boomers are entering into retirement and that volume has made senior housing investment a lucrative opportunity now and for the future. This concentration of capital and unprecedented demand has resulted in communities that offer better accommodations and care than ever before. Additionally, management companies are leveraging technology to help with their efficiencies. This combination is helping improve the quality of and extend the lives of seniors today. The net result is a highly competitive lucrative product type that is based on resident needs as they age." McNee shared.

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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.

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