|Steven Schultz, founding member and CEO of Helios, is now part of NGKF's expanding Capital Markets Group.|
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank expanded its capital services group by adding boutique capital markets advisory firm Helios Capital Advisors, headquartered in Rutherford, NJ.
Steven Schultz, founding member and CEO of Helios, will lead the expansion of NGKF's Capital Markets Group, along with David Simson, vice chairman and COO of the New Jersey operations. Other former Helios team members joining Schultz at NGKF include Josh Malka and Tony Georgiev as directors, and Joseph Villani as an associate. The team specializes in the disposition of commercial mortgage loans, bank REO and privately owned investment properties
Schultz's career spans more than two decades, during which time he completed transactions involving more than 8 million square feet of real estate with an aggregate trade value of $8 billion. He joins NGKF as a managing director.
The additions are part of NGKF's efforts to expand its capital markets practice nationally. Other recent NGKF appointments to the capital markets team include Conrad Andersen as senior managing director and head of the financial services advisory division and Craig Sherman as senior note sale advisor in Los Angeles, and Andrew Phillips as managing director in New York City.
Andersen explained the appeal of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, "The new organization is unique to the commercial real estate
sector as it provides ‘a high capital markets IQ’ along with an extensive real estate service platform. These strengths, backed by a commitment to build an unmatched capital services offering, will greatly benefit our professionals and clients."