Craig Cudzilo has joined the Chicago office of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) as director of management services. In this role, Cudzilo will report to co-president of management services, Randy Buddemeyer, with responsibilities including oversight of NKF’s third-party asset management portfolio throughout Chicago.
“I could not be more pleased with the addition of Craig Cudzilo to the Chicago office, knowing he will take on a leading role in providing expert knowledge in value-add management strategies, operational excellence and forward-thinking client solutions,” said Buddemeyer.
Cudzilo joins NKF after serving nearly 10 years in the United States Army as an engineer officer, and 13 years providing real estate services and solutions to a variety of clients. Throughout his professional career, he has demonstrated a proven ability to develop, train and lead diverse teams—first as a platoon leader and headquarters commander, including the successful training of nearly 5,000 soldiers and officers annually with oversight of $48 million of equipment and facilities.
Applying his engineering and military experience, he transitioned into commercial real estate with unique and challenging positions at JLL, Behringer Harvard, CBRE and Lincoln Property Company. Throughout his career, he has worked on notable client assignments such as American Express, Motorola Solutions, ComEd and USPS.
“I am looking forward to leading Chicago’s management services and know NKF’s expanding platform, market-leading solutions and team of experts will support the continuation of top-tier management solutions for our clients,” said Cudzilo.
NKF is expanding its national and global presence in order to meet the growing needs of clients nationally and internationally, adding industry leaders and experts across multiple lines of services in key growth markets including asset management, debt andequity, valuation and advisory, multifamily, capital markets and owner/investor and tenant representation.