Newmark Knight Frank Devencore Welcomes New Halifax and Moncton Offices

Newmark Knight Frank Devencore, Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and broker representing corporate, industrial and retail space users, announced that it has entered into a partnership with one of Atlantic Canada's premiere full-service real estate firms. Headed by principals Shawn Chaisson and Tom Carpenter, the new Atlantic group provides Newmark Knight Frank Devencore with unsurpassed expertise in Atlantic Canada, and coast-to-coast coverage across the country. The Newmark Knight Frank Devencore Atlantic group has offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick.

"We are delighted to welcome the Atlantic group to our growing family of real estate professionals," said Jean Laurin, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore's President and CEO. "Over the last few years they have established a formidable real estate presence throughout the Maritime provinces, so we are particularly proud that they have decided to join forces with us. Shawn Chaisson and Tom Carpenter and their team have a top-tier client list, and bring us real opportunities for growth. We look forward to building a strong and enduring relationship that will ultimately benefit our commercial real estate clients across the country."

"Newmark Knight Frank represents an excellent fit for us, as we share a business philosophy and have corporate cultures that perfectly mesh," said Shawn Chaisson, Vice President, Business Development. "Our fundamental approach to real estate puts the needs of our clients above all other considerations, and as a privately-held company we are able to prioritize and maintain these values. This partnership will bring significant added value to our clients. We are very pleased to be an integral part of the Newmark Knight Frank network."

"Teaming up with Newmark Knight Frank Devencore enables a host of synergies," said Tom Carpenter, Vice President, Brokerage. "We immediately benefit from being part of an organization that offers end-to-end real estate services globally, and our exposure and opportunities are greatly increased, especially in the United States."

Pat Langdon, Vice President and National Director of Business Development for Newmark Knight Frank Devencore emphasized how the new partnership signals an important advance in the company's national expansion. "We are currently pursuing a number of opportunities to expand into new markets in Canada that our clients have told us are strategically important to their development," Mr. Langdon said. "The addition of offices in Halifax and Moncton bodes well for our ongoing growth objectives."

on September 26, 2012