Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced today it has recruited Ron Bement as senior managing director in its La Jolla office. Bement, a 27-year industry veteran, offers extensive experience in the sale and leasing of industrial properties in east and south San Diego County. In his new role, Bement aims to expand the firm’s San Diego industrial division, work with NGKF Capital Markets group to pursue additional institutional clients, and collaborate with the NGKF’s Inland Empire industrial and logistics specialists to better serve growing clients.
“Ron is a top industrial specialist within San Diego and we are pleased he is joining our team,” said Greg May, regional managing director, NGKF. “The thriving industrial market in this region provides an opportunity to grow NGKF’s market share here and is part of our corporate strategy to raise the bar even higher through talent, collaboration, and excellent client service.”
Bement most previously served as a director at Cushman and Wakefield and has completed more than $500 million in transaction volume over his career. He specializes in analyzing a company’s organizational and financial objectives and crafting strategic occupancy plans to meet the needs of corporate clients. Some of his clients have included AT&T, Bentall Kennedy, Buck Knives, HD Supply, and Westcore Properties.
“NGKF is a rapidly growing company as it has not only recruited some of the top talent in Southern California, but throughout the United States as well,” said Bement. “The firm offers a strong international presence which will enable me to assist my larger clients, and an entrepreneurial environment that provides the platform and tools necessary for me to help grow NGKF’s presence throughout San Diego County.”
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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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