Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Tad Laws has joined the firm as vice president, brokerage operations and recruiting. Laws joins NGKF’s Chicago office and will be working alongside Michael Sheinkop, president of brokerage services, on the firm’s national recruiting, training and collaborative sales management efforts aimed at enhancing the firm’s global brokerage platform.
Prior to joining NGKF, Laws served as a vice president at Cushman & Wakefield where he was responsible for growing the brokerage business in Chicago and across the country by overseeing a number of strategic initiatives intended to drive business development, increase local market share and support broker performance. Prior to transitioning to management at Cushman & Wakefield, he represented both tenants and landlords as a commercial real estate broker throughout downtown Chicago. Throughout his esteemed career, Laws has represented several national and multinational corporations such as Deutsche Leasing USA, Institutional Capital Corporation (New York Life), Magnus Charitable Trust, Staffmark and Sullivan International Group, to name a few.
“Tad is a versatile professional who has developed a reputation as a passionate mentor with a consummate work ethic,” said Sheinkop. “He has a track record of increasing enterprise value by sourcing and implementing value-add programming around sales management techniques, the use of technology, training and development, and recruitment. His experience and perspective will add a valuable dimension to our national team.”
“NGKF’s pace of growth, along with the market and segment leadership we’ve added, is extraordinary,” Sheinkop added. “As we continue to attract senior-level talent across all of our core cities, supplementing our recruiting efforts with Tad was ideal.”
Laws received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Indiana University in Bloomington.
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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