Newmark Knight Frank names leader for Ohio markets

Newmark Knight Frank executive managing director Jim Clark has been promoted to the position of market leader of the Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh markets, expanding his role beyond the Columbus office.

As market leader, Clark will specialize in new business development and partner with executive managing directors in each office, including Doug Altemuehle, Wayne Hach and Si Pitstick in the Cincinnati office; Robert Nosal in the Cleveland office; and Gerard McLaughlin and Louis Oliva in the Pittsburgh office.

Clark, who has managed the Columbus office since 2016, has been involved in Central Ohio’s office and industrial real estate markets since 1991 and offers experience in negotiating complex joint venture transactions as well as financing, incentives and infrastructure agreements.

During the course of his career, Clark has secured key office developments for high-profile clients including Nationwide Insurance, Discover Card, BMW Financial Services, Alliance Data Systems, CenturyLink and Lane Bryant. Additionally, he handled several significant industrial projects including Restoration Hardware, Mars Petcare, Kellogg, Kraft Foods and Bon Ton.

Clark has procured more than $25 million in public infrastructure and has negotiated more than 15 million square feet of leases during his career.