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NKF Announces New Hire Aaron Kaufman in New York City Office

New York, NY (12/20/2017)

9:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that it has hired Plaza District specialist Aaron Kaufman as an associate director to join the NKF team of Executive Managing Director Robert Emden and Managing Director David Emden at the firm's New York City office.

Kaufman has joined NKF's New York City office to augment the Emden team with his deep expertise in Manhattan's Plaza District and in Rockefeller Center. Throughout his career, he has been active in the community and has lived in the Plaza District - even working in Rockefeller Center early on - offering a unique perspective that has informed the deals he has completed in the area. He will be focusing on a wide range of transactions, including both tenant and landlord representation. Kaufman previously spent time at Transwestern, Vicus Partners, and Tishman Speyer, where he actively managed over one million square feet of Class A office space, including 630 Fifth Avenue, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (the GE Building), and Radio City Music Hall.

"We are incredibly excited to have Aaron join our team and to have him contribute immediately to our projects in and around the Plaza District," said Emden. "Aaron's addition to our team is a natural fit, and will result in a new synergy that will help us immediately expand our presence in the area. The chemistry between our team members and the collaborative nature of our work is a terrific fit for everyone involved."

Kaufman has previously been named to Commercial Observer's "30 Under 30" list, and is a member and former board member of the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association (YMWREA), as well as the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). A select few of his notable clients include Patek Phillipe, SThree, and The Grace Foundation.

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. 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. NKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing, corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, property and corporate facilities management services, valuation and advisory services, and capital markets services provided through its NKF Capital Markets brand. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

NKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., 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 (NASDAQ: 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 (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.