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NKF Enhances its Regional Service Offering with the Expansion of Prominent Valuation & Advisory Team in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Minneapolis, MN (06/27/2019)

1:00 PM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has announced its continued expansion throughout the Minnesota and Wisconsin markets with the addition of six talented Valuation & Advisory (V&A) professionals. Recent additions to the Minneapolis, Minnesota office include Senior Vice Presidents Sean Butts, MAI, John Kubes, MAI, AI-GRS; Senior Appraiser Sierra Hamilton and Senior Analyst Ryan Palmer. In the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office, Colleen Krueger joins as first vice president and Matthew Andersen joins as an analyst.

These professionals join NKF under the management of Senior Managing Director and V&A Market Leader, Michelle D.M. Koeller MAI, MRICS. The V&A territory under Koeller's leadership includes Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and Nebraska. Possessing an average of 21 years of experience between senior professionals, the regional V&A team offers deep knowledge of core property types as well as specialty properties.

"Growing NKF's team of V&A professionals further increases the company's momentum of strategic growth in the Northern Midwest Region," stated NKF Executive Vice President and Central Market Leader Kevin McCabe. "In her role as Market Leader, Michelle Koeller identified professionals with extensive experience, personal integrity, a client service philosophy and specialized focus which will complement our regional service delivery and add significant depth to our V&A offering."

"These professionals have experience with core asset types and special use properties - including retail specialty, multifamily, leisure and hospitality uses as well as religious facilities, agricultural land, assisted and senior living facilities," added Koeller, who joined NKF in 2017. "Additional expertise includes eminent domain/condemnation proceedings and net leased investments. This varied knowledge adds significantly to our client service offerings in the region." The regional V&A team comprises 12 Valuation & Advisory professionals including four with MAI designations.

An eminent domain specialist, Sean Butts brings 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, with his practice focused on the Twin Cities metropolitan area and greater Minnesota. He has performed valuations and market studies on a wide variety of properties including office buildings, shopping centers, multifamily residences, hotels, golf courses, churches, industrial properties and vacant land, which have been used for financing, litigation support, and condemnation, among other uses. Butts' prior experience includes owning his own practice as well as serving as an asset manager at CSM Corporation.

With more than 20 years of appraisal experience, John Kubes specializes in retail, providing appraisal and consulting services for a wide range of property types, including shopping centers, mixed-use assets, manufacturing facilities, medical clinics, multifamily, office buildings, recreation facilities, and vacant land. Previously, Kubes worked for four years as chief appraiser for MidWestOne Bank and served for nearly three years as valuation services director in the Minneapolis office of Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services.

Bringing 20 years of experience to her role at NKF, Colleen Krueger has extensive experience valuing and consulting on a broad range of property types. Her experience includes neighborhood and community shopping centers, manufacturing, single and multi-tenant warehouse, R&D, flex industrial facilities, office buildings and vacant land. Krueger served as an independent contractor for Hilco Valuation Services prior to joining NKF and was also an independent contractor for Valbridge Property Advisors from 2010 to 2015.

Sierra Hamilton brings eight years of industry experience and provides valuation and advisory services for assets including agricultural land, assisted living facilities, hotel, industrial, medical office, mixed-use projects, multifamily, net leased investments, office, proposed developments, religious facilities, retail, and other special purpose properties. Prior to joining NKF, Hamilton worked as a senior appraisal officer at MidWestOne Bank for more than three years and before that she worked for Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services.

In analyst roles, the team includes Senior Analyst Ryan Palmer and Analyst Matthew Andersen, both supporting the efforts of regional V&A professionals.

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.

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