Newmark Knight Frank Appoints Mike Kirner as Director of PR & Communications, Northwest Region

San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2019) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce Mike Kirner, as Director of Public Relations & Communications, Northwest Region. In this role, Kirner will oversee public relations, communications, social media and advertising for NKF’s 10 Northern California offices, as well as the Seattle and Portland markets.

Longtime Bay Area veteran of the commercial real estate, technology, and retail industries, Kirner has twenty years of experience in communications and four specifically in the commercial real estate industry – managing public relations, content creation, advertising, events, media relations and social media platforms.

NKF Executive Vice President of Northwest Operations, Mark Bollozos, said of Kirner, “Mike’s creative and multi-faceted marketing and public relations expertise is of great benefit to Newmark Knight Frank and its clients. In addition to Mike’s priority of supporting our clients’ public relations needs, he will also work to promote and build the NKF brand.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside NKF’s regional leaders, thought leaders and experts to further the company’s already trusted and wellestablished brand in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest markets,” said Kirner.

Previously at Cushman & Wakefield’ Norcal HQ, Kirner managed public relations, content creation, press relations and the firm’s social media platforms. During his tenure, he facilitated a culture of collaboration between service lines, research and social teams working to create online publicity, social sharing, creative content and regional thought leadership.
Kirner’s communications career also comprises over a decade of experience in the shopping center and retail industries, having held senior management roles for The Macerich Company, Codding Investments and SIMON.

As a first generation German/American, he lived ten years near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Kirner earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and a Minor in English Literature from the University of Florida. He was a member of the University of Florida Gator club soccer team and the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity soccer team in Gainesville.

About Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (“Newmark Group”) (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world’s leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF’s 16,000 professionals operate from approximately 430 offices on six continents. NKF’s investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting, government-sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. 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. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.