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Elizabeth Hart

Vice Chairman

CA RE License #01499002

Elizabeth Hart joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2005. She specializes in working with tenants and landlords to resolve their complex real estate issues. Ms. Hart began her real estate career advising technology and venture clients and is now responsible for, among other things, working with landlords on redeveloping their buildings to attract technology tenants.

Ms. Hart's experience representing technology companies, from single entrepreneurs to members of the Fortune 500, enables her to anticipate the specific real estate challenges a company faces at each stage of its growth cycle. Her experience working at a startup provides her with insight on how decisions are made and the type of culture that startups seek to cultivate. Ms. Hart is also well versed in San Francisco's zoning and entitlement processes, giving her insights on the city's future that she shares with her clients.

Ms. Hart was one of the Top Five Producers in Newmark Knight Frank's San Francisco office in 2007 and from 2010 to 2017. She ranked among the Top 20 Producers in 2011 and Top 10 Producers from 2013 to 2017. In November 2015, she was named one of the Top 20 US Office Leasing Brokers by Real Estate Forum.

Partial List of Lease Transactions
  • Uber Technologies: 1 million SF+
  • Stripe: 300,000 SF
  • Pinterest: 150,000 SF
  • Zendesk: 130,662 SF
  • Open DNS: 121,042 SF
  • Pier 38 LLC Incubator: 111,364 SF
  • Illumina Inc.: 97,057 SF
  • BitTorrent: 60,181 SF
  • Box, Inc.: 49,502 SF
Personal Affiliations

Ms. Hart is on the board of 1 Brush Initiative, a nonprofit focused on public art projects and art education in San Francisco. She also co-produced Last Glimpse, a travel and adventure show that visited places on Earth impacted by complex environmental issues.


Ms. Hart earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
Vice Chairman
One Bush Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
T  415.445.5109
Fax: 415.445.8885

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Development

Years of Experience
14 years