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BGC Partners : Cantor Fitzgerald and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Hosted Inaugural Data Center Executive Symposium in New York City

New York, NY (10/28/2014)

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Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, hosted its inaugural Data Center Executive Symposium on Tuesday, September 30th at The JW Essex House in New York City. The conference highlighted developments and emerging trends in the data center sector. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with top industry leaders, investors and venture capitalists through individual presentations, panel discussions and one-on-one meetings.

Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., said, "Cantor and NGKF's Data Center symposium provided clients and institutional investors with valuable information and insight around some of the industry's most interesting trends. The level of innovation in the data center sector is accelerating, and with it the opportunity for increased levels of partnerships and coordination. Our ongoing commitment to bring together strategic and financial investors is paramount to creating new opportunities for our institutional clients."

David Toti, Senior REIT Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, and Bryan Loewen, who leads NGKF's global data center group, said in a joint statement: "This event showcased the top thought leaders in the industry who gave a candid and considered assessment on the state of data center business today. The overall consensus among participants and attendees is that there will continue to be an ever-expanding reliance on technology and explosive need for storage, resulting in positive growth for the data center business model."

"At both Cantor and NGKF, we remain committed to delivering quality content that provides real business acumen and market-leading value to our institutional investors and corporate clients," added Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Participating companies included Compass Data Centers, DuPont Fabros Technology, StructureTone, Emerson, Digital Realty, CyrusOne, 451 Research, CoreSite, Sabey, CCRE, T5 Partners, Carter Validus Advisors, QTS, and BCP Distributions.

About Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, commercial real estate finance and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 22 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cantor Fitzgerald has approximately 1,600 employees serving clients through over 30 locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information please visit www.cantor.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 12,000 professionals operate from more than 330 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. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.