Brunson Howard serves as an executive managing director in Newmark Knight Frank’s San Diego office. Mr. Howard works with Kevin Shannon and his team as part of the Capital Markets division, focusing exclusively on investment sales for office, industrial and R&D property across Southern California.
Mr. Howard joined NKF from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was a senior managing director and a member of the firm’s capital markets group.
Mr. Howard’s commercial real estate experience has been multi-disciplinary, with a concentration on both investment sales and landlord representation. Clients over the course of his career have included AEW Capital Management, Arden Realty, Clarion, Falcon Realty, Greenlaw, Hackman Capital, IVG Immobilien AG, LBA Realty, LNR Properties, Metzler Real Estate, Morgan Stanley/Glenborough, Real Estate Capital Partners, RREEF, Shea Properties, Sony, Sunroad Enterprises, TA Associates and Union Investment AG. Mr. Howard began his career at Burnham Real Estate (later acquired by Cushman & Wakefield), where he specialized in representing owners and investors of institutional real estate throughout Southern California as an agency broker.
Before commencing a career in real estate, Mr. Howard served with the U.S. Marine Corps. An aviator, he flew a variety of aircraft including AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters and F/A-18D strike fighters.
In 2008, Mr. Howard received the Deal of the Year award for Outstanding Brokerage Excellence. The following year, he was recognized as a CoStar Power Broker for leasing transaction volume.
Mr. Howard is a 2010 graduate of LEAD Impact San Diego, an organization dedicated to identifying and developing San Diego’s future leaders. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Texas State University.