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NKF Names Jack Hoskins as Senior Managing Director for Tampa Market

Experienced Commercial Broker Focuses on Tenant Representation

Tampa, FL (02/28/2018)

10:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), today announced that Jack Hoskins has been named senior managing director of its Tampa office. A 20-year corporate real estate veteran, Hoskins' focus includes tenant representation in the office, law firm, regional headquarter and shared service center sectors.

"Hoskins is a marquee hire as we expand our Tampa footprint and position the region for growth and market share," said John Esposito, senior managing director. "He is an established player with an incredible track record and a strong client following. He will thrive in our global platform and entrepreneurial environment."

Hoskins joined Newmark Knight Frank after serving as senior vice president for 16 years with CBRE, where he assisted companies in developing and implementing facility strategies. Regularly named a "top producer" for CBRE and a member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle, Hoskins has extensive experience in renegotiating existing leases and analyzing relocation alternatives.

"NKF is a powerhouse real estate company with a deep commitment to serving clients in all segments of Tampa's dynamic commercial markets," said Hoskins. "Our team has the knowledge, skill and creativity to structure favorable transactions utilizing a financial approach."

Hoskins' lease transactions include some of the largest companies in the Tampa market, including Provest (60,000 square feet), Florida Medical Quality Assurance (40,000 square feet), MMA Financial (34,000 square feet), Holland & Knight (50,000 square feet), Allstate Insurance Company (127,000 square feet), Ford Motor Credit (120,500 square feet), The Mosaic Company (169,000 square feet), AECOM (72,000 square feet), Fifth Third Bank (50,000 square feet), and DLA Piper (41,000 square feet).

Professionally, Hoskins is a member of CoreNet, REIC and the Urban Land Institute. He also is a past board member for St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School. Hoskins is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank ("NKF"), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. ("Newmark"), is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Newmark has over 4,600 employees in over 120 offices. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 15,000 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. We offer a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers across the entire commercial real estate industry.

Our investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting and, under trademarks and names like Berkeley Point and NKF Capital Markets, government sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. Our occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management. We enhance these services and products through innovative real estate technology solutions and data analytics designed to enable our clients to increase their efficiency and profits by optimizing their real estate portfolio. We have relationships with many of the world's largest commercial property owners, real estate developers and investors, as well as Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

Newmark, which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "NMRK", is a publicly traded subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc. ("BGC"), 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 "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 "BGCA".

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