Kansas City, MO (January 2019) — Newmark Grubb Zimmer (NGZ), one of the region’s largest full-service commercial real estate firms, is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously elected Mark C. Long, CRE, SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP, as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019.
Mr. Long succeeds NGZ’s current CEO, Ellen Z. Darling and President, David J. Zimmer. Going forward, Ms. Darling will serve as Chairman and Mr. Zimmer as Vice Chairman on NGZ’s board of directors. Additionally, Mr. Zimmer will continue his brokerage practice. This appointment marks the first time in Zimmer’s 70-year history that a non-family member will hold the president and chief executive officer title.
“Mr. Long has been an integral part of the NGZ leadership team and as in all things he is involved with, will certainly be successful in this next chapter of his career,” said Ms. Darling. “There is no doubt that NGZ is poised for continued growth under Mark’s leadership and I am confident we will see this happen.”
“It has been a privilege to be part of the NGZ team for my entire real estate career and I have been fortunate to have been associated with the Zimmer family,” said Mr. Long. “Our firm has benefited greatly from their vision, and their leadership in our industry and community. Our goal moving forward is to continue our long-standing position as one of the areas most respected and most active real estate companies.”
Mr. Long joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer upon graduating with honors from Rockhurst University in 1995. He was named as Director of Sales & Leasing in April 2003. Mr. Long is a member of the firm’s executive management team. Mr. Long is regularly recognized as one of the region’s most active real estate professionals and throughout his career, he has been involved in more than 700 transactions representing more than a billion dollars in transaction volume. Mr. Long serves on the international board of directors for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. This past year, Mr. Long was named to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Mr. Long is a Board Member for KC Smartport, Wyandotte Economic Development Council and serves as a member on the Civic Council of Kansas City.
About Newmark Grubb Zimmer
Newmark Grubb Zimmer (NGZ) is a full-service commercial real estate company providing a range of services including sales and leasing, investment sales, property and facilities management, global corporate services, owner’s representative services for public and private development projects, and public-sector consulting. Its staff boasts an array of experience in design, construction, valuation, finance and legal matters.
Regularly recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the region, NGZ manages more than 10.4 million square feet of office, medical, industrial and retail property, and serves as corporate real estate advisor for an assortment of local, regional, national and international companies. For further information, visit www.ngzimmer.com.
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 www.ngkf.com.