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NKF Helps Raise over $150,000 at Stamford Boys & Girls Club Corporate 5K Race

Stamford, CT (06/16/2017)

8:00 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is proud to announce it helped raise over $150,000 as the presenting sponsor for the Stamford Boys & Girls Club Corporate 5K Race on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. The event boasted participation from over 2,000 runners and walkers and 50 corporate sponsors, all supporting the organization's mission to enable youth, especially those most at risk, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is a dedicated youth facility that is open daily, managed by a professional staff and available and affordable to all youth. The group has provided after-school activities and development services to the youth of Stamford, Connecticut since 1927, servicing more than 1,600 children, ages six to 18. The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford's focus is to offer programming in the core areas of character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. The money raised from the Corporate 5K Race covers the cost of summer camp for hundreds of kids living at or below poverty level.

When NKF moved its regional office to Stamford two years ago, employees expressed an interest in getting involved with local charities in its new city. After surveying the needs of the community and the organizations that tend to those needs, it was clear to NKF that the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford changes the lives of the hundreds of children of all ages by inspiring confidence, a sense of competence, usefulness, influence and belonging in a positive and encouraging environment. NKF Executive Vice President and Managing Director James Ritman has since joined the Club's Board of Directors and has encouraged the engagement of his employees with the Club as well.

"As a company, Newmark Knight Frank helps firms invest in real estate, invest in their people and invest in their corporate culture," said Ritman. "We look at the Boys & Girls Club as investing in the youth of Stamford, and investing in the future of Stamford." An NKF team of over 50 employees, clients, family and friends attended the event to walk, run or volunteer as needed on the day of the race.

NKF Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Michael Cottle spoke during the sponsor reception preceding the race. "Everyone talks about corporate culture," Cottle said in his remarks. "Supporting the Boys & Girls Club reinforces NKF's corporate culture in a way that also supports the youth of our city. It's heartwarming to see our team share our success with the community, impacting generations of families."

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 14,100 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; 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.

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.