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Aaron Katz

Chairman, Law Firm Advisory Services

Aaron Katz joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2004 and currently serves as chairman of Law Firm Advisory Services in the company's Washington, DC, office. Mr. Katz advises global law firms in their strategic real estate planning and implementation. A 30-year corporate real estate veteran, Mr. Katz has completed more than $4 billion in transactions involving more than 6 million square feet. 

Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Katz was affiliated with CB Richard Ellis, following that firm's acquisition of Insignia/ESG. At Insignia/ESG, Mr. Katz co-founded the Law Firm Advisory Group and was named the firm's top producer of 2001 for the Mid-Atlantic region.


As a tenant representative:

  • 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Venable LLP, 248,302 SF
  • 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 213,231 SF
  • 3175 Hanover Street, Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, CA, Cooley LLP, 129,678 SF
  • 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA, Cooley LLP, 100,765 SF
  • 1300 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC, Weil, Gotshal & Manages LLP, 90,000 SF
  • 1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 74,802 SF


  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Cooley LLP
  • Fleischman and Walsh LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Venable LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manages LLP


  • Life member, Multi-Million Dollar Commercial Leasing Club, Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR),1991 - present
  • Forum Fifty Top Leasing Brokers, Real Estate Forum, 2006
  • Hot Brokers, Commercial Property News, 2004
  • Transaction of the Year, Washington Business Journal, 1999 and 2001
  • Top Broker Award, GWCAR, 1992, 1996 and 1999
  • Member, Pillar Society of Duke Medicine
  • Licensed real estate broker, District of Columbia

Mr. Katz received his bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University.

Aaron Katz
Aaron Katz
Chairman, Law Firm Advisory Services
1899 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
United States
T  202.292.0135

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Areas of Specialization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tenant Representation
  • Law Firm Advisory

Years of Experience
30 years