Ritchie Velazquez joined NKF’s Global Corporate Services as Chief Operating Officer in 2015, where he has been charged with growing the GCS platform and managing the financial and operational functions of the organization. As of 2019, and in addition to his role as COO of Global Corporate Services, he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer with Newmark’s Valuation & Advisory Group. Prior to this, Mr. Velazquez founded and led the Global Financial Planning & Analysis Group at Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. He was also essential in the integration of Newmark into the Cantor family. Mr. Velazquez has been with the Newmark and Cantor family for 20 years.