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Newmark Knight Frank Honors Top Performers

New York, NY (01/04/2010)

Newmark Knight Frank honored several members of the firm at the company's annual New York City holiday party, held on December 11, 2009.

"We are happy to recognize the top-performing individuals in all of our service lines with these awards," says COO Joseph Rader.

Executive Managing Director Howard Kesseler of the New York headquarters office of Newmark Knight Frank has earned the firm's Broker of the Year designation for 2009. It is his fourth time in the past five years.

In another repeat performance, Charles V. Tabone, managing principal and partner heading up Newmark Knight Frank's Long Island office, was named the firm's 2009 Industrial Broker of the Year. This is the fourth time Tabone has earned this recognition since he's been at the firm.

Others recognized include John Shaunfield, principal of Newmark Knight Frank's Dallas office, who was named National Office Broker of the Year. Based in the firm's New York office, senior managing director Jason Pruger was recognized as the company's Retail Broker of the Year. This is the fourth time Pruger has earned this designation since he's been at the firm.

Also for 2009, Newmark Knight Frank recognized Jordan Gosin as New York Associate Broker of the Year; Ben Birnbaum (of the firm's New York headquarters) as Retail Associate Broker of the Year; and Ryan Hickey (of the firm's Atlanta office) as Regional Office Associate Broker of the Year.

Along the additional service lines, Newmark Knight Frank named Matthew Ryder the 2009 Consulting Employee of the Year and Tom Hundelt as its Project Management Employee of the Year. 2009's Facilities Management Employee of the Year award went to Safet Cobaj, and Steve Smith was recognized as Property Management Employee of the Year.

Newmark Knight Frank's Brokerage Support Employee of the Year award went to Libby Gilbert. Corinn Pravato received the company's 2009 Administrative Assistant of the Year award.

And, in special recognition of his 25 years of dedicated service, senior managing director Andy Udis was honored for his continued commitment to Newmark Knight Frank.

About Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank is one of the largest independent real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from over 200 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. Last year, transactions were valued at more than $32 billion with annual revenues of over $811 million. With a combined staff of more than 6,300, this major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of owners, tenants, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com