Melissa Porcelli joined the Chicago office of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) in December 2013 as a senior associate specializing in commercial brokerage and institutional landlord representation. Ms. Procelli works with landlords, tenants, owners, developers, and institutions in the sale, leasing and build-to-suits office projects, including procurement and development.
Ms. Porcelli’s specialties include assisting landlords in securing new tenants for existing buildings; transforming underperforming buildings, and working with senior NKF team members in securing anchor tenants for new office developments.
Prior to joining NKF, Ms. Porcelli was a senior advisor at Op2mize Energy, a commercial real estate firm that bundled real estate services with best practices in energy efficiency and technology. She has significant experience in energy consulting and sales for all asset classes and tenants from restaurants to large-scale manufacturing. Working with both electricity and natural gas, Ms. Porcelli consistently created energy solutions for specific customer needs that decreased overhead costs and mitigated risk.
Ms. Porcelli is a LEED GA as well as a member of the Young Real Estate Professionals. She is an active member of the community volunteering at Make-A-Wish Illinois and PAWS Chicago.
Ms. Porcelli earned a degree in economics with a minor in public relations from Eastern Illinois University.