TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) - Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is very proud to announce that Rob Renaud, Senior Vice President and Managing Principal / Broker of Record at the firm's Greater Toronto Area (GTA)-West office, has been elected President of SIOR (the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) Canada Central Chapter for 2013. Mr. Renaud has been active in the real estate community for over fifteen years, and was the 2011 recipient of SIOR's Office Broker of the Year Award which recognizes the superior performance and achievement of a real estate brokerage advisor. In 2011, Mr. Renaud was also elected Vice President of SIOR's Canadian board.
SIOR is the world's leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 33 countries, SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.
"We are extremely proud that Rob has been elected President of the SIOR Canada Central Chapter," said Jean Laurin, President and CEO of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore. "Our company's continuing success and emerging leadership position in the Canadian corporate real estate community is due to the unsurpassed professionalism and expertise of our people, and the recognition Rob has received from SIOR is testament to these qualities. We fully support Rob in this important endeavour and are very pleased to participate in SIOR's activities across Canada."
Mr. Renaud is a graduate of Queen's University and in 2010 was recognized as the Top Producer in the Newmark Knight Frank Devencore Toronto office. Over the course of his career he has been involved in over 15 million square feet of corporate real estate transactions, and in the current year he has overseen the establishment of a new Newmark Knight Frank Devencore office in GTA West. As a part of this mandate, Mr. Renaud has been actively assembling a team of some of the most highly skilled and motivated real estate advisors in the Toronto area.
"SIOR brings together the best and the brightest real estate advisors from around the world, and I am honoured to have been named to the post of President for the SIOR Canada Central Chapter," Mr. Renaud said. "In my new role at SIOR I have the ideal opportunity to network and exchange ideas with a group of seasoned and highly respected brokers. In turn, this will enable me to better serve clients of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore, and our international partner Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, in the Toronto area, across Canada and throughout the world. I am very grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to bringing more of our team into the SIOR family."
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR, www.sior.com) is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry's top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation.
About Newmark Knight Frank Devencore
Devencore is the Canadian partner of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the largest real estate service firms in the world. Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and brokerage exclusively representing corporate, industrial and retail space users. With offices across the country, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore offers its global clientele comprehensive services that are individually designed to ensure executive real estate decisions are supported by effective strategies and professional execution. To learn more about our capabilities, please visit www.devencorenkf.com
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
A part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest commercial real estate service firms in the U.S. It brings together the strategic consultative approach to creating value for clients and leading position in the New York market that are hallmarks of Newmark Knight Frank; the complementary strengths of Grubb & Ellis in leasing and management, investment sales, valuation and capital markets services; and BGC's financial strength, proprietary technology, expertise in global capital markets and deep relationships with many of the world's leading financial institutions.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 300 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. This major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide.
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