Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces the addition of notable industrial specialists to its Minneapolis office, Dan Friedner and Jay Chmieleski, who both join NKF as managing directors, along with Associate Patrick Cullen. Since its opening in April of 2017, the NKF Minneapolis office has recruited 16 of the region’s most high-profile brokers.
“We are successfully growing our regional operations and actively recruiting trustworthy and knowledgeable expert advisors like Dan Friedner and Jay Chmieleski, who broaden the depth of our expertise and expand our local footprint. We are thrilled to add their tremendous talent to our roster of highly successful industry professionals,” stated Executive Vice President, Central Region Market Leader Kevin McCabe. “The addition of Dan and Jay to our Minneapolis office is an important win for the company and supports our growth initiative in the Twin Cities area.”
Friedner and Chmieleski, 19-year veterans of commercial real estate, previously co-led a six-person team specializing in the purchase, sale and leasing of industrial, office, land and investment properties, completing transactions valued at $225,000,000 over the last five years.
“Both individuals offer extensive experience specializing in landlord and tenant representation services and provide client centric service delivery,” McCabe added. “Dan and Jay’s focus is centered on occupier services for distribution centers, warehouses and flex facilities along with investment services for owners and users of warehouse and mixed-use properties.”
The industrial team of three, expressed enthusiasm about NKF’s unrivaled local leadership team. “NKF’s integrated service platform is an ideal vehicle for providing strategic real estate solutions to my institutional and entrepreneurial clients,” commented Friedner, who is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) and the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR).
“This is absolutely the right time to transition to NKF, and I feel fortunate to have the ability to work with local industry leaders like John McCarthy, Jim Damiani and industrial notable Brian Netz,” added Chmieleski, who is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), MNCAR and SPAAR. “My clients will benefit from my new association with NKF, as it allows me to provide enhanced local, national and global resources and fortify my ability to grow my business to best suit my clients’ expanding requirements.”
About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (“Newmark”), is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Newmark has over 4,600 employees in over 120 offices. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF’s 15,000 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. We offer a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers across the entire commercial real estate industry.
Our investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting and, under trademarks and names like Berkeley Point and NKF Capital Markets, government sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. Our occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management. We enhance these services and products through innovative real estate technology solutions and data analytics designed to enable our clients to increase their efficiency and profits by optimizing their real estate portfolio. We have relationships with many of the world’s largest commercial property owners, real estate developers and investors, as well as Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
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