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Jennifer Essner

Senior Managing Director

CA RE License #01442525

Jennifer Essner joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2018 as a senior managing director in the San Francisco office, where she focuses on corporate real estate transaction advisory services for global, national and Bay Area portfolio accounts as well as acquisitions and dispositions of commercial property. She represents occupiers of office, industrial and R&D property types. Prior to NKF, Ms. Essner was an executive director at Cushman & Wakefield. She joined C&W following its 2015 merger with DTZ and began her career in real estate at Cassidy Turley in 2004.

Partial List of Significant Transactions
  • More than 400,000 SF of leased transactions for confidential technology/R&D company
  • NSG: 1 million SF industrial building and 185-acre sale disposition land in Lathrop, CA
  • Autonomous vehicle and robotics company: 125,000 SF leased in Foster City, CA
  • Patelco Credit Union: 65,000 SF sale disposition of two-building office portfolio in San Francisco plus 56,000 SF relocation to Pleasanton
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company: 240-location office/retail portfolio
  • PG&E: 8 million SF portfolio with 230 locations throughout CA
  • Sale disposition of 1-acre development parcel in downtown Oakland at 19th and Broadway
Professional Achievements
  • Bay Area Power Women in CRE, Bisnow, 2018
  • Top 5 Producer, Cushman & Wakefield, 2015
  • Pursuit of Excellence Award, Cushman & Wakefield, 2010
  • Dealmaker of the Year, Cassidy Turley, 2007
Professional and Personal Affiliations
  • CoreNet Northern California
  • Candidate for CCIM designation, CCIM Institute
  • Board member, Glorietta Elementary School
  • Member, Middlebury College Alumni Association
  • Former member, Junior League of San Francisco

Education
Ms. Essner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College, where she majored in French and minored in geography. She also studied abroad at Paris Nanterre University in Paris, France.

Jennifer Essner
Jennifer Essner
Senior Managing Director
One Bush Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
T  415.445.5185


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Areas of Specialization
  • Occupier Services
  • Tenant Representation
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • R&D
  • Land

Years of Experience
14 years