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Our Ownership and Affiliated Companies


Newmark Knight Frank is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.

Led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick, BGC entered the commercial real estate services industry with the acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank in October 2011, and further expanded the real estate platform through the acquisition of the assets of Grubb & Ellis Company in April 2012. Today, Newmark Knight Frank is one of the most dynamic and innovative service providers in the industry.

Cantor Fitzgerald, formed in 1945 as an investment bank and brokerage business, became known for its innovation in computer-based bond brokerage, the quality and success of its institutional distribution business model, and as the market's premier dealer of government securities. Since that time, Cantor has continued to set the pace in innovation to become a premier global financial services firm. Today, Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank, recognized for its strengths in the equity and fixed income capital markets, its global distribution model, and for its expanding presence as the leading independent middle market investment bank serving the marketplace with investment banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate financing.


Affiliated Companies

Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE) is a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company focused on originating high quality loans through its established national lending platform. Services include Fixed and Floating Rate Loans, Subordinate Financing and Investment Management.

Spring11 was founded in the spring of 2011 to provide commercial real estate consulting and advisory services. The company is headquartered in Manhattan with offices in Atlanta, London, and Chennai, India. Spring11 has a diverse client base including CMBS originators, investment banks, B-piece buyers, and equity investors.

E Smith Advisors
E Smith Advisors is a real estate solutions and services company with operating units which allow for a broad scope of business opportunities developed to suit our clients' needs. In partnership with Newmark, a leading global commercial real estate advisory firm, E Smith Advisors, a minority-owned entity, accesses a global platform across more than 400 offices worldwide and offers integrated services delivered by expert teams to a diverse portfolio of clients.