Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) continues to draw top talent to its Central Florida teams as industrial real estate veteran Rick Narkiewicz joins the Tampa office as senior managing director. He is consistently ranked as one of the most successful brokers in the Tampa Bay region and one of the Top 25 producers in Florida across all business lines.
“Rick is an industrial power player who is a key hire in a significant recruiting run as we expand our Central Florida footprint and position the Tampa office for growth,” said Brett Hunsaker, executive vice president and regional managing director for NGKF in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. “He has expertise on both sides of the transaction, representing large users/tenants as well as providing landlord advisory services.”
“It’s a great match where everyone wins,” continued Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, executive managing director and national leader of NGKF’s Industrial Services Practice. “Rick’s clients will gain access to our dynamic global platform and NGKF adds another established player to its entrepreneurial team.”
Narkiewicz joins NGKF after nearly 18 years in Tampa with CBRE where he focused on large industrial assignments such as the sale and leasing of distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and income-producing buildings. He has been involved in many of the region’s most prolific transactions including representing Highland Packaging as the largest industrial lease in the Tampa Bay area and helped lead C&S Wholesale Grocers’ multi-state search to select a Tampa site saving the buyer millions. He also represented Prologis, in leasing its $70 million Tampa portfolio, which he then took from 82 to 100 percent occupancy. Most recently, Narkiewicz concluded a nationwide campaign in November of 2015 that resulted in the sale of, a $30 million, 132,000-square-foot headquarters with 52,000 square feet of Class A office space and a helicopter hanger.
“With the firm’s emphasis on growth and industrial services, it was an ideal move,” said Narkiewicz. “The NGKF culture enables its brokers to deliver exceptional results for their clients in a frictionless and highly-collaborative work environment. NGKF is giving me the resources, capital and support to grow the industrial services practice in Florida and create an environment where professionals feel valued every day.”
Narkiewicz is a University of Central Florida graduate and former U.S. Army Specialist.
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