Hector J. Aponte, SIOR, serves as managing director and head of Newmark Knight Frank Puerto Rico. Mr. Aponte founded CRES in 1997 following several years as an industry associate at another leading firm. Under his leadership, CRES became Puerto Rico’s largest commercial real estate firm in 2012, when it joined the NAI Global network. With growing demand and a strategic pivot toward the broader Caribbean region, Mr. Aponte transitioned to Newmark Knight Frank in 2015.
Mr. Aponte’s list of transactions since 1997 runs the gamut of industries: hospitality, office, retail, advertising, banking/financial, manufacturing/industrial, food/beverage, government, healthcare, education and niche segments.
- Master of Business Administration Degree in Marketing, University of Phoenix in Puerto Rico.
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.