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NKF Announces Industry Veteran Jason Perla as Head of Newly Established New York Consulting Group

New York, NY (08/22/2018)

9:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that Jason Perla will lead its recently established New York Consulting Group. Perla and his team will be responsible for incorporating financial analysis and consulting expertise into the firm's New York projects. This team is the first of its kind at NKF and will provide dedicated resources, strategic consulting and industry expertise.

An 18-year veteran of the real estate business with more than 15 million RSF of transactions to his name, Perla brings significant transactional experience to this new practice within NKF. Most recently, Perla worked at Savills Studley, where his responsibilities included strategic planning, financial modeling and lease negotiations. During his tenure, Perla consulted on the firm's highest profile leasing transactions throughout the tri-state area.

"I am thrilled to be joining the NKF family in this new capacity," said Perla. "NKF is committed to strategically building up our new team and broader network, in a progressive and forward-looking manner that centers on client strategy, innovation and expertise."

"Having Jason as part of the team is critical to the success of this new platform," said NKF Chief Executive Officer Barry Gosin. "His added experience will help Newmark Knight Frank remain competitive and provide strategic capacity for our platforms and practice groups on a global scale."

Prior to Savills Studley, Perla worked as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers in the global real estate group where he analyzed investment opportunities in selected office, residential and retail center projects for the firm's private equity fund.

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank ("NKF"), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. ("Newmark Group") (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world's leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 16,000 professionals operate from approximately 430 offices on six continents. NKF's investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting, government-sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. 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. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com. Newmark Group is a publicly traded subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc. ("BGC") (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.

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