Kansas City, MO (January 16, 2024) — Newmark Zimmer proudly celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2023, navigating a challenging year for commercial real estate. Despite industry hurdles, Newmark Zimmer completed another successful year of business and is pleased to announce the promotion of several professionals on the sales and leasing team. Covering industrial, office, retail and investment brokerage, these promotions demonstrate the value and breadth of our brokerage team.

“The recent promotions signify not only the personal and professional advancement of our team members but also reflect the continuous growth and development within our organization. As we conclude our 75th year in business, I am enthusiastic about the promising future ahead,” said Mark Long, Newmark Zimmer President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our company is privileged to have a wealth of emerging talents, and these promotions not only underscore individual accomplishments but also spotlight the exceptional individuals who are driving leadership within our firm.”

In the sales and leasing division, Scott Bluhm has been elevated to senior managing director. Bluhm joined Newmark Zimmer in 2012, and his primary responsibilities include the sale and leasing of industrial properties, as well as national tenant representation of all property types throughout the United States.
Tommy Gentry and Trey DeRousse have been elevated to director. Gentry joined Newmark Zimmer in 2018, and his primary responsibilities include sales and leasing of office and industrial properties in the Kanas City area, with an emphasis in Johnson County, Kansas. DeRousse joined Newmark Zimmer in 2019 and specializes in office tenant and owner representation throughout the Midwest.

Kassie Murphy, Nicole Gutesha, Hugh Riley and Billy Spence have been elevated to associate director. Murphy joined Newmark Zimmer in 2020, and her primary responsibilities include retail tenant representation assignments, as well as sales and leasing of retail properties in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas. Gutesha joined Newmark Zimmer in February 2021 and specializes in sales and leasing on the retail team with an emphasis on landlord retail representation. Riley joined Newmark Zimmer in 2021 and specializes in acquisitions and dispositions of industrial properties for the Heartland Region. Spence joined Newmark Zimmer in 2021 and focuses on representing industrial tenants and landlords in the St. Louis area.

In the investment sales and capital markets division, Raegen Root has been promoted to senior financial analyst. Root joined Newmark Zimmer in 2021 and assists in the identification, evaluation, marketing and negotiation of investment property types including office, medical office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hospitality and development land.

About Newmark Zimmer

Newmark Zimmer is a full-service commercial real estate company providing a range of services including sales and leasing, investment sales, property and facilities management, global corporate services, and owner’s representative services for public and private development projects. Its staff boasts an array of experience in design, construction, valuation, finance and legal matters.

Regularly recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the region, Newmark Zimmer manages nearly 20 million square feet of office, medical, industrial and retail property, and serves as corporate real estate advisor for an assortment of local, regional, national and international companies.

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. For the year ending December 31, 2022, Newmark generated revenues of approximately $2.7 billion. As of September 30, 2023, Newmark’s company-owned offices, together with its business partners, operate from approximately 170 offices with 7,400 professionals around the world.

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