Kansas City’s Newmark Zimmer marks new year with several promotions

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Kansas City, Missouri-based Newmark Zimmer 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.