Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has added Alex W. Bergeson as managing director, joining Vice Chairman Brad Feld in the greater Los Angeles area. Bergeson specializes in landlord agency office leasing, tenant representation and investment sales.
Bergeson comes to NKF from CBRE, where he began his career in 2012 as a research and valuation analyst. Over time he transitioned into brokerage where he handled a 1.5-million-square-foot office landlord agency portfolio on behalf of institutional ownerships including Intercontinental Real Estate Corp., The Swig Co., TA Associates, Legacy Partners, Sunset Sierra Properties, Atlantic Pearl Investments, Jamison Services, Associated Television International, Basic Media Properties and the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation.
Bergeson executed more than 120 lease transactions valued in excess of $80 million in total consideration. Bergeson also sourced and executed approximately $170 million of commercial investment property sales. Most notably he handled a $49 million medical office disposition on behalf of Guardian Life and a $21 million Beverly Hills land disposition on behalf of a local high-net-worth private family.
Bergeson will be an integral part of Feld’s focus on building a best-in-class landlord/agency and large tenant representation practice for NKF in Los Angeles.
“Alex stands out as a next-generation leader in brokerage. His extensive training in a variety of real estate disciplines and his ability to understand the interaction of multiple LA submarkets will complement our team greatly. He has excelled during the course of his career demonstrating a strong understanding of the Westside, Lower Westside, Miracle Mile, Hollywood and Burbank markets and the intricacies of lease and investment sale negotiations,” shared Feld.
“I am thrilled to be part of such an experienced and accomplished team that is re-energizing the NKF agency leasing platform. Brad Feld is one of the top tenant rep and landlord agency brokers in Los Angeles and NKF is on a remarkable growth trajectory,” said Bergeson.
“NKF continues to attract new talent such as Alex who joins our growing roster of longstanding market leaders due to its outstanding entrepreneurial platform. What’s exciting is that there is more to come as we continue to build Los Angeles market share,” said Phil Brodkin, executive vice president, managing director, NKF.
Bergeson is an active member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA) and the Pepperdine University Alumni Association. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and competed with their NCAA Division I Water Polo team.
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.
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