Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce the addition of Danny Williams as managing director. Williams will be joining the El Segundo office working with Executive Managing Director John McMillan. McMillan’s team ranks as one of the top industrial brokerage teams nationally and is a dominant presence in the Los Angeles market. In his new role, Williams will focus on industrial landlord and tenant representation in the port-adjacent South Bay Los Angeles submarket.
Williams joins NGKF from Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate and warehouse logistics management, where he oversaw the firm’s South Bay industrial portfolio, which totaled in excess of 13.6 million square feet. He was responsible for managing brokers, lease analysis and negotiations, tenant relationships and retention, budgeting and reforecasting, and helping source, underwrite, and execute acquisitions. Prior to joining Prologis in 2011, Williams was an industrial broker in the South Bay with CBRE for nearly six years.
“Coming from Prologis, Danny will bring an owner’s viewpoint to everything he does, which is very rare to find among brokers,” said McMillan. “Also, his South Bay knowledge is unparalleled, and his institutional mindset will give him favorable advantages and perspective. He is a very welcome and strategic addition to our successful and growing industrial real estate team.”
“I joined NGKF because it offers a growing international brokerage services platform,” said Williams. “I am looking forward to working with John McMillan and his skilled Los Angeles-focused industrial powerhouse team, as well as being a part of the firm’s entrepreneurial and client-centered culture.”
A resident of the South Bay, Williams graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2005 and was a member of the men’s soccer team.
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