Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Craig Robinson has joined the firm as CEO of Global Corporate Services. Based in New York, Craig will lead the firm’s integrated offering and solutions for occupier clients around the globe, including sales, operations, strategic acquisitions and overall platform growth. This announcement follows a series of significant client-centric investments NGKF has recently made in the occupier platform, particularly in areas of technology innovation and strategic consulting, which the firm will continue under Craig’s leadership.
Prior to joining NGKF, Craig was president of U.S. operations for Colliers International Group Inc. where he had responsibility for over $1B in annual revenue, 5,600 real estate professionals, and all day-to-day aspects of the business including sales and operations for corporate services, brokerage, property and facility management, project management, valuations and capital markets. Craig was also responsible for acquisitions and served on the firm’s global executive operating committee.
Prior to Colliers, Craig was President of Corporate Services for Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield) where he led the firm’s global outsourcing solutions for corporations, healthcare organizations and public institutions. Craig also held numerous Corporate Services leadership roles at CBRE and Trammell Crow Company, as well as currently serving as an advisor to Traverse Venture Partners, a VC firm focused on investing in real estate technology growth companies.
“NGKF is committed to being an undisputed global leader in occupier solutions - but doing so in a progressive and forward-looking manner that centers on client strategy, innovation and technology. This is the future of the industry,” said Craig. “Further, the firm has the capital resources, entrepreneurial culture and leadership commitment to bring this vision to fruition. I could not be more excited to join the team.”
“Growing Global Corporate Services is our firm’s number one priority,” said NGKF CEO Barry Gosin. “Craig’s leadership track record in building, scaling and innovating businesses in the occupier sector makes him an obvious and exciting partner to take our platform to the next level.”
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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) 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.
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