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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Invests and Expands Across the Midwest

CHICAGO, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the fastest growing commercial real estate firms in the industry, today announced that it is further investing in America's heartland by promoting and adding key professionals in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit, making it one of the strongest full-service real estate service organizations in the Midwest.

Building upon its regional prowess in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cleveland, as well as its strength in Chicago, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brings together several hundred professionals into an incomparable Midwest team serving clients with unrivaled expertise and resources.

"We are thrilled to have a strong and deeply talented bench of professionals in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cleveland who have built a stellar corporate reputation and a prominent client base," said James D. Kuhn, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank president.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank appointed seasoned industry veterans to lead key offices in the region: the new executive managing directors include Robert Nosal in Cleveland, Frederick Liesveld in Detroit, and Gerard McLaughlin and Louis Oliva, CCIM, SIOR, in Pittsburgh. Each brings decades of experience and unparalleled industry relationships in their markets, and collectively, they have completed several billion dollars in real estate transactions.

"These appointments build on the strength and momentum of several hundred market professionals in Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh," said Mr. Kuhn. He added, "We are one of the most innovative and dynamic industry players, and augmented by the complementary resources of our parent company, BGC, we are rapidly growing our client base and becoming an even greater powerhouse in serving clients in the Midwest as well as nationally."

As Newmark Grubb Knight Frank continues to expand in the Midwest, it is building upon its position as a top commercial real estate service provider in the region, backed by a market-leading position in New York and more than 100 offices and 250 million square feet under management in North America, as well as the proprietary technology, capital markets expertise, and financial strength of BGC Partners.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's clients benefit from the firm's national full-service platform--including established leasing and management, investment sales, valuation and capital markets divisions--and its focus on meeting their needs through a strategic consultative approach to value creation.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and its leadership team are the featured cover stories in the current issues of Commercial Property Executive and National Real Estate Investor magazines.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
A part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest commercial real estate service firms in the U.S. It brings together the strategic consultative approach to creating value for clients and leading position in the New York market that are hallmarks of Newmark Knight Frank; the complementary strengths of Grubb & Ellis in leasing and management, investment sales, valuation and capital markets services; and BGC's financial strength, proprietary technology, expertise in global capital markets and deep relationships with many of the world's leading financial institutions.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 300 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. This major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide.

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