Changes In DC Lineup: Marr Moves to NGKF, Kaye Joins Colliers
October 16, 2013
Two high profile brokers joined new firms this week: consumate tenant rep Pat Marr is leaving CBRE to reunite with Brendan Owen at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Bill Kaye, another former CBRE broker, has joined Colliers International, where he will lead the firm's investment sales in the metro region.
Marr, a former vice chairman at CBRE who just wrapped up a deal to put law firm Miller & Chevalier in a new building planned for 900 16th St. NW, is changing firms after 28 years. His CBRE colleague, Sally Wilson, is also moving to NGKF. Marr was only the third real estate professional and the first leasing specialist to receive the vice chairman title in CBRE's Washington, DC region, where he founded the CBRE Law Firm Practice Group.
The move will reunite Marr with Brendan Owen, who worked together at CBRE before Owen moved to Vornado/Charles E. Smith where he was chief leasing officer. Owen's decision to join NGKF in April of this year was considered a major coup by the national firm formed in 2012 when BGC Partners acquired the U.S. business of Newmark Knight Frank and the former assets of Grubb & Ellis.
Also this week, David M. Peterson, Colliers International's regional managing director for the DC region, confirmed that William E. Kaye joined the firm as executive vice president. Kaye, who was previously a longtime broker at Trammell Crow and has worked on the institutional side of real estate since 1979, left CBRE in July. He will head up the firm's investment sales efforts in the DC Region.