Newmark Knight Frank adds new talent to Minneapolis office

Newmark Knight Frank recently added two prominent area brokers to its Minneapolis office, Brent Erickson and Erik Ordway. Erickson and Ordway join NKF from Cushman & Wakefield, as senior managing director and associate director, respectively, focusing primarily on landlord agency and select tenant representation assignments.

A 28-year veteran of commercial real estate, Erickson offers a varied real estate career encompassing both brokerage and property management experience. Especially successful at rebranding downtown office assets with new identities to integrate prevailing market trends, Erickson’s institutional clients include Principal Real Estate Investors, KBS Realty Advisors, Goldman Sachs, R^2, City Center Realty Partners, Angelo Gordon, ICM Realty Group, GEM Realty Capital, Inc., United Properties, Hines, Spear Street Capital and Piedmont Office Realty Trust.

His tenant representation clients include notable financial services and law firm companies including Best & Flanagan LLP, Briggs and Morgan P.A., Lindquist & Vennum LLP, Marquette Financial Services and Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Partnering with Erickson is Ordway, who brings seven years of experience in commercial office leasing, specializing in downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop district. He has worked on central business district properties including Colonial Warehouse, Flour Exchange Building, Marquette Plaza, 9’s on The Mall, The 15 Building, the city’s well recognized TractorWorks Building, U.S. Bancorp Center and Wells Fargo Center. Ordway is known for pushing occupancy on the assets he leases while simultaneously increasing rental rates, enabling his clients to achieve market-setting sale transactions.