Newmark Knight Frank names director in Columbus office

Derek Lichtfuss

Newmark Knight Frank promoted Derek Lichtfuss to director in its Columbus, Ohio, office. With a focus on office and industrial sales and leasing, Lichtfuss partners with vice chairman Terry Coyne of NKF’s Cleveland office in providing client service to the Greater Columbus region, Central Ohio and throughout the state.

In his first four years at NKF, Lichtfuss completed more than 100 office and industrial transactions ranging from 2,000 to 220,000 square feet and totaling more than 2 million square feet.

Lichtfuss has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ nationally at NKF each of the past three years and was awarded the Columbus Board of Realtor’s Rookie of the Year in 2017. He is a ULI member and 2019 Chair of the Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Recognition Committee.

Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Lichtfuss worked in various roles across multiple industries including banking, IT services and business intelligence consulting. Positions held include sales, recruitment, project management and management.