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NGKF Expanding in Seattle Hires Market Maker and Veteran Broker Tim O’Keefe

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce the evolution of the firm’s strong commitment to comprehensively grow Seattle with the recent hiring of seasoned Seattle sales and leasing broker Tim O’Keefe. A highly acclaimed and accomplished broker with over three decades of experience as a market leader in Seattle and Bellevue, O’Keefe’s addition will further strengthen NGKF’s growing presence in the market.

“Tim is one of the most respected brokers in Seattle and we are thrilled to welcome him on board as we establish a dominant practice in this market,” said Chuck Seufferlein, president of NGKF’s western region. “The Pacific Northwest is a critical region for our clients, and Tim’s skill and expertise catapults the firm to the forefront of the market in this area.”

O’Keefe joins NGKF as executive managing director. He most recently served as executive vice president at CBRE, where he focused on executing sales and leasing transactions as well as corporate strategic planning both locally and nationally. Tim’s achievements are well documented having been a top producer from 1986 through 2015. O’Keefe is one of the most active commercial real estate brokers in the Greater Seattle/Bellevue marketplace, participating in thousands of transactions in the past 32 years valued at over $10.5 billion dollars.

“NGKF is entrepreneurial-something I value for my clients, and colleagues,” said O’Keefe. “The firm’s commitment to build out a brokerage practice tailored to Seattle culture is key, as well as the ability to leverage our dominant California capital markets and leasing practices. The investment the company has made in the region to hire best-in-class professionals is tremendous and I am delighted to be here. I am confident that NGKF’s growth in Seattle and Bellevue will have a major impact on the market and will capture the attention of the region’s other market makers.”

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com/.