CA RE License #01247617
Bill Benton cofounded Newmark Knight Frank’s San Francisco office in 2002. Mr. Benton is a vice chairman, specializing in tenant representation. He is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, occupancy cost reduction strategies and multimarket transactions. He is tenacious in his pursuit of creating and implementing sound strategies that are constantly focused on cost containment and maintaining flexibility within a portfolio while achieving the cultural and image goals of his clients. This has made him one of San Francisco’s leading real estate professionals.
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Benton served as vice president with CB Richard Ellis (now CBRE), where he and his partner were among the firm’s top teams and were recognized as top producers both regionally and nationally. Mr. Benton’s aggregate transaction volume totals more than 8.0 million square feet and more than $5.0 billion in total consideration.
• Cooley LLP
• General Atlantic
• GitHub Inc.
• Service Source International
• Yahoo !Groups
Leasing Deal of the Year – Invitae – 101,000 RSF represented tenant, 2015
|•||Top Producers Conference, Newmark Cornish & Carey, 2002 - 2015|
|•||Top Producer, Newmark Cornish & Carey, 2002 – 2012|
|•||Most Creative Deal, Newmark Cornish & Carey San Francisco, 2010|
|•||Most Creative Deal, Newmark Cornish & Carey, 2003|
|•||Real Estate Broker of the Year, San Francisco Business Times, 2000|
|•||Rookie of the Year, CB Richard Ellis,1998|
|•||Member, University of Southern California Golden Gate Alumni Club|
|•||Former member, board of directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation|
Mr. Benton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Southern California. He also completed postgraduate studies with the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business extension program.