Stephanie Marino Joins NKF as Senior Managing Director


Stephanie Marino

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) attracts its second senior hire in 12 weeks as top corporate broker Stephanie Marino joins the Atlanta office as senior managing director. Marino will reunite with former colleagues Steve Morgan and Brett Hunsaker to extend the firm’s investment sales, tenant representation, landlord representation, capital markets and advisory expertise.

Marino comes to the firm after five years as a senior vice president with Avison Young’s Office Properties, Healthcare and Enterprise Solutions Groups, where she partnered with Morgan for four years. Morgan joined NKF as an executive managing director in late April 2017. Marino will work alongside Morgan again.

According to NKF’s 2Q17 Atlanta Office Market Report published last week, the market reports a healthy outlook with the third-highest quarter of net absorption since 2015 and more than 3.9 million square feet under development that includes several regional or corporate headquarters.

“I’ve known Stephanie throughout her 20-year career in building acquisitions, land transactions, leasing and corporate consulting across Fortune 500, mid-cap and small organizations,” said Hunsaker, executive vice president at NKF. “Her breadth of experience complements our growth strategy and plans for more key hires.”

Prior to Avison Young, Marino developed and executed national leasing and marketing strategies for clients DS Waters, AXA Financial and Liberty Mutual. She also worked 11 years in Corporate Services for CBRE alongside Hunsaker, following an assignment with Grubb & Ellis Management Services as a director of leasing.

Marino is a Million Dollar Club life member, Phoenix Award winner and a board member of Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta.

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to apply a national and international background in corporate services across NKF’s global platform, expanding my practice here and working in partnership with Steve and Brett again,” said Marino.

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF'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, NKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NKF'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

NKF 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 OfficerHoward W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit

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