Newmark Knight Frank hires industry expert Carrie Frye as market leader of Chicago office

Carrie Frye

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced that Carrie Frye has joined the firm as executive vice president and market leader for the Chicagoland area.

In this new role, Frye is responsible for guiding the day-to-day real estate services business and driving strategy, culture and growth across all business and service lines in the Chicago offices including tenant and landlord brokerage, global corporate services, capital markets, valuation and advisory and project and property management. Frye will strategically further client advocacy goals and objectives of the Chicago-area offices in alignment with NKF’s national initiatives and direction.

“Carrie’s industry experience, leadership approach and global mindset will elevate NKF’s Chicago and Midwest presence,” said executive vice president, central region market leader, Kevin McCabe. “Her industry reputation and relationships in the Midwest are a testament to her career and what she will bring to the position.”

Prior to joining NKF, Frye spent 16 years at CBRE, most recently as managing director where she was responsible for new business development for Fortune 500 multi-market clients headquartered in the Midwest and the Southeast. Throughout her career, Frye completed over 200 transactions all over the world totaling 2.5 million square feet in consideration of $750 million.

Frye’s areas of expertise include evaluating portfolios on micro and macro levels, strategic management of international portfolios, advising clients on strategic real estate decisions, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis. She holds a bachelor of science in finance from Miami University.

“Joining NKF and taking on this leadership position is an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Frye. “As a veteran of the real estate industry, I look forward to leveraging my experience and perspective in partnership with the successful professionals of NKF’s Chicagoland offices to continue to elevate client service.”