Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) Capital Markets continues its nationwide expansion with the addition of market-leading investment advisors Steven Golubchik, Grant Lammersen and Edmund Najera. The hiring of this consummate group of professionals bolsters the NGKF Capital Markets presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and amplifies the growing national platform.
Together, Golubchik and Lammersen will lead Commercial NGKF Capital Markets, Northern California and continue to be top tier capital markets providers teaming with Najera. They will build upon the outstanding market presence created by NGKF Capital Markets elite executives Dan Cressman, Kyle Kovac and Mike Taquino who remain drivers of investment capital in San Francisco.
“The strategic acquisition of premier talent is a top priority for NGKF Capital Markets nationally,” said U.S. Head of NGKF Capital Markets, Robert Griffin. “By hiring industry heavyweights and investing in a more robust platform, NGKF Capital Markets has established a leading presence in the primary investment markets of Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, and now, the San Francisco Bay Area.”
“This is a game changer for the NGKF San Francisco Bay Area Capital Markets team and really keeps our company’s momentum going in all of the important coastal gateway markets nationally,” said Kevin Shannon, West Coast president of NGKF Capital Markets. “In less than five months, NGKF has become a dominant investment sales force from Seattle to the San Francisco Bay Area to Southern California. Our collaborative culture between our capital markets professionals on both coasts continues to attract top talent.”
“We are excited to be part of the national movement to grow NGKF Capital Markets,” said Golubchik. “The pace of expansion is exciting, and certainly speaks to the core strength of the firm. We see limitless potential as part of this industry-leading national platform where we are activated and empowered to provide clients seamless service throughout the United States.”
“We are thrilled to unite with the leading market-movers assembled nationwide through NGKF Capital Markets,” said Lammersen. “We are fully mobilized and committed to collaborating as one across the gateway markets in key coastal cities throughout the nation to best serve our clients.”
Golubchik joins as a vice chairman of NGKF Capital Markets and co-head of Commercial Capital Markets, Northern California, and is responsible for institutional-grade investment property sales concentrating on office and industrial assets located throughout the Western United States. Among HFF’s original hires, Golubchik grew the office to 40 employees as the co-head of the San Francisco office. He was recognized as one of the top five West Coast producers annually for the past several years and has handled in excess of $7 billion in transactions representing more than 27 million square feet throughout his career.
Lammersen joins as a vice chairman of NGKF Capital Markets and co-head of Commercial Capital Markets, Northern California. With over two decades of experience, Lammersen focuses on business development, property marketing, property underwriting and valuations. Over the past 15 years he has completed more than $8 billion in investment sales of office, retail, multi-family and industrial properties located throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining NGKF Capital Markets, Lammersen served as an executive director at Cushman & Wakefield, a senior leader of its top investment team.
Najera joins NGKF Capital Markets as an executive managing director. During his 15-year career, he has focused on office and R&D investment sale advisory throughout the Silicon Valley and Peninsula markets, completing more than $11.6 billion in transactions. Najera was part of the team that represented Hudson Pacific in acquiring Blackstone Group LP’s 8.2 million-square-foot Silicon Valley portfolio for $3.5 billion. The second partner at Eastdil’s Silicon Valley office, he spent nearly 10 years building the firm prior to moving to HFF where he was a managing director.
About Newmark Cornish & Carey
A dominant regional real estate force since 1935, Newmark Cornish & Carey has an expansive reach as part of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Regionally, Newmark Cornish & Carey has more than 280 agents in 13 strategically located offices throughout Northern California, creating a powerful platform from which to deliver superior services locally, while upholding its core values of integrity and knowledge. For further information, visit www.newmarkccarey.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 12,800 professionals operate from more than 370 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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