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Charlie Withers Joins Newmark Cornish & Carey

San Francisco, CA (01/06/2017)

9:45 AM

Newmark Cornish & Carey today announced consummate real estate professional Charlie Withers has joined the firm as executive managing director. The 13-year veteran specializes in both project leasing and tenant representation and has represented clients in more than four million square feet of lease transactions and $800 million in aggregate sale transactions.

Notably, Mr. Withers is among San Francisco's top advisors for building owners executing full-scale creative renovations. Recently completed projects include 140 New Montgomery, 55 Hawthorne, 115 Sansome, 20 California Street, The Warfield and 116 New Montgomery.

"We are pleased to welcome Charlie to the Newmark Cornish & Carey family," said Bryan Courson, regional managing director of Newmark Cornish & Carey. "He has earned a tremendous reputation throughout the city and has cultivated deep ties within both the landlord and tenant communities."

Clients value Mr. Withers' expertise in complex lease negotiations, specialized market research, and creative space conversions. Mr. Withers completed several high profile lease transactions in the city including Uber's 200,000-square-foot lease at 555 Market Street, Yelp's 150,000-square-foot and 140,000-square-foot leases at 140 New Montgomery and 55 Hawthorne Street, respectively, and Docusign's 140,000-square-foot lease at 221 Main Street. In addition, he was an advisor on the recent sales of 55 Hawthorne, 115 Sansome, 140 New Montgomery, 400 Montgomery and 838 Grant.

"I could not be more excited to be joining the entrepreneurial and collaborative team at Newmark Cornish & Carey," said Mr. Withers. "Their knowledge of the San Francisco market, especially in the world of creative buildings, is unparalleled, and I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the energy here and help build something truly dynamic."

Most recently, Mr. Withers was a senior vice president at CBRE.

About Newmark Cornish & Carey
A dominant regional real estate force since 1935, Newmark Cornish & Carey has an expansive reach as part of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Regionally, Newmark Cornish & Carey has more than 280 agents in 13 strategically located offices throughout Northern California, creating a powerful platform from which to deliver superior services locally, while upholding its core values of integrity and knowledge. For further information, visit www.newmarkccarey.com.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF'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; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

NGKF 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.