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Newmark Announces Agreement with Leading Commercial Real Estate Services Group in Poland

Newmark | January 03, 2022

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Newmark Group, Inc., today announced that it has fortified its presence in the Central and Eastern European ('CEE') market through an agreement with a leading commercial real estate group in Poland. The team will provide a full spectrum of client services in Poland and the surrounding area, operating as Newmark Polska.

The 45-person team of real estate professionals based in Warsaw, Wrocław, Tricity and Krakow will benefit from combined resources, technology and product offerings to support Newmark's growing roster of clients in CEE. Led by industry veteran Piotr Kaszyński, the group offers services including tenant representation, market research, valuation and project management. The team will also leverage Newmark's global capital markets expertise, which equips clients with enhanced access to investment opportunities in North America and around the world.

We are thrilled to welcome Kaszyński and his team to the Newmark platform. Aligning ourselves with one of Poland's leading CRE teams is part of our strategy to build greater capabilities in CEE, a dynamic and evolving market, Poland's robust and diversified economy, which is benefiting from healthy GDP growth and low unemployment, signals substantial opportunity for the team across numerous business lines."

Newmark Chief Executive Officer Barry Gosin.

The enhanced regional presence will enable Newmark to better serve its clients' needs in Poland, where Newmark operates an existing Warsaw office focused on consulting, lease administration and facilities management. The country currently boasts record-breaking levels of market activity, and companies increasingly identify Poland as a target destination for a variety of functions, including nearshore technology and back-office operations.

The agreement underscores Newmark's successes in bolstering its presence throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa ('EMEA'). Earlier this year, the company commenced its International Referrals program covering EMEA, and recently announced new regional leaders within its International Capital Markets and Valuations practices, in addition to the expansion of Newmark's own flexible office platform through the acquisition of two agile workspace providers in 2021: Knotel and Deskeo. In December, Newmark named Stuart Logan as Executive Managing Director of its Valuation & Advisory service line in EMEA.

Newmark Polska will build on the local team's recent track record of completing complex transactions, including the representation of world-class brands. In total, the group facilitated over 470,000 square meters in industrial and office transactions in 2020 alone.

We look forward to this new chapter for our practice, Newmark continues to demonstrate the wherewithal to invest in the best-in-class resources and talent to comprehensively serve the needs of its clients. Having evaluated Newmark's extensive platform over the years, we are confident in our ability to offer first-rate advisory services at the local, national, regional and global levels. As Newmark's business partner, we can now collaborate with the entire Newmark network to meet client needs going to or from Poland."

Piotr Kaszyński, Newmark Polska Managing Partner.

About Newmark
Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries ("Newmark"), is a world leader in commercial real estate, seamlessly powering every phase of the property life cycle. Newmark's comprehensive suite of services and products is uniquely tailored to each client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, and startups to blue-chip companies. Combining the platform's global reach with market intelligence in both established and emerging property markets, Newmark provides superior service to clients across the industry spectrum. Newmark generated revenues in excess of $2.5 billion for the trailing twelve months ending September 30, 2021. Newmark's company-owned offices, together with its business partners, operate from over 160 offices with approximately 6,200 professionals around the world.

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