Jon Bourbeau Named 2012 NAIOP South Florida Office Broker of the Year

Receives Honor for Negotiating 21 Tenant Rep Deals in South Florida Valued at $150 Million

Jon Bourbeau, a vice chairman with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) in Miami, was named 2012 Office Broker of the Year by the South Florida chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Selected among finalists across all disciplines within the office sector—including tenant, agency and investment sales representatives—Mr. Bourbeau was recognized for his successful completion of 21 tenant representation transactions in South Florida. Combined, these transactions totaled 450,000 square feet and were valued at approximately $150 million.

“Jon embodies all of the values that are important to NGKF and is widely respected in the commercial real estate community,” said NGKF CEO Barry Gosin. “His creativity in executing the most complex of transactions is exceptional, and he works incredibly hard to deliver the best solutions to his clients. He is very deserving of this award.”

During his career, Mr. Bourbeau has been involved in the leasing of over 20 million square feet for some of the region’s largest tenants, with his work in the South Florida market representing a core area of his practice.

“I'm pleased to accept this award on behalf my local and national team members,” stated Mr. Bourbeau. “Our strategic growth and expanded platform strengthens the tactical services deployed to our client base, and the corresponding gain in market share as evidenced by this award.”

About NAIOP
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 340 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. Its integrated services platform includes leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, consulting, program and project management, property and facilities management, and valuation services. A major force in the real estate marketplace, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank serves the local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.

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