Newmark Knight Frank Adds Talent to San Francisco and San Mateo Offices

San Mateo/ San Francisco, CA (June 25, 2018) – Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has announced that Jill Arias has joined as Executive Managing Director in its San Mateo office and Jennifer Essner has joined as Senior Managing Director in its San Francisco office.

Arias brings broad expertise in representing office, industrial and R&D clients. Her focus is corporate real estate transaction advisory services for global, national and regional portfolio accounts as well as acquisitions and dispositions of commercial property. She was formerly an Executive Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield, where she was acknowledged as a Top 100 National Broker and a Top 5 Palo Alto producer for the past three years. Her experience also includes Development Manager with Panattoni Development Company, LLC where she managed the development of seven California industrial and office projects.

“I am excited to join NKF and look forward to building upon our position as a leader in corporate transaction advisory services. NKF offers an exceptional platform and team of talented people to assist me in servicing my clients at the highest level,” said Arias.

Jennifer Essner

Essner was an Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield prior to joining NKF. She specializes in representing occupiers of office, industrial and R&D properties on a national, regional and local level. She has expertise in working on corporate portfolio accounts as well as acquisitions and dispositions of commercial property for investors and owner-users. Over her 14-year career she has completed more than 500 transactions. Essner was recently named a Bisnow 2018 Bay Area Power Women in CRE.

“I’m thrilled to join NKF. The platform, technology and entrepreneurial spirit of the firm coupled with its collaborative and skilled brokers will contribute to best serving the needs of my clients,” added Essner.

“I’ve known both Essner and Arias for many years. They are great individuals who both possess an outstanding work ethic making them a good fit for NKF in Northern California,” said NKF Regional Managing Director Bryan Courson. “Moreover, they are two powerful women in commercial real estate as their track records demonstrate and we look forward to how we can further enhance and leverage their deep occupier relationships through our corporate services platform.”

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (“Newmark”), is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Newmark has over 4,600 employees in over 120 offices. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF’s 15,000 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. With roots dating back to 1929, NKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. We offer a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers across the entire commercial real estate industry.

Our investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting and, under trademarks and names like Berkeley Point and NKF Capital Markets, government sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. Our occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management. We enhance these services and products through innovative real estate technology solutions and data analytics designed to enable our clients to increase their efficiency and profits by optimizing their real estate portfolio. We have relationships with many of the world’s largest commercial property owners, real estate developers and investors, as well as Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies. For further information, visit

Newmark, which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “NMRK”, is a publicly traded subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc. (“BGC”), 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 “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 “BGCA”.

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