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Kenneth Zakin

Newmark Group Inc.

Senior Managing Director

Job Functions: Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Net Lease, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


Kenneth L. Zakin is a member of Newmark's Capital Markets group and a leader of its corporate advisory, net lease and sale leaseback practices. He also spearheads its national 1031 exchange platform. He has been a Senior Managing Director since joining the company in 2003. His diverse industry background includes prior tenures with Insignia/ESG (1997-2003) and Lehman Brothers (1985-1997).


Zakin is a transaction specialist with particular expertise in connection with the sale, sale leaseback, financing, recapitalization and structuring of real estate transactions nationally and globally and has completed more than $5.0 billion in sale, equity/debt, advisory and IRC §1031 exchange transactions. Notably, he has represented clients such as Aegon USA Realty Advisors, Cameron International, CenterPoint Realty Trust, Citigroup, CSRA, National Retail Properties, Pace University, Quantum Corporation, Sandridge Energy and Transamerica Corporation in connection with transactions involving corporate-owned facilities, as well as individual assets and portfolios of net leased properties in the United States and Europe. He has provided advisory services to domestic and international companies in connection with the valuation of owned assets and strategies involving sale leaseback, monetization and financial structures, as well as build-to-suit financing transactions.


Partial List of Sale Transactions

• One Brickell Square, Miami, FL, 415,000 SF

• 20 Pine Street, New York, NY, 583,639 SF

• 145 East 57th Street, New York, NY, 64,000 SF

• 568 Broadway, New York, NY, 305,398 SF

• Bank of America Tower, Miami, FL, 627,152 SF

• Braniff Building, Oklahoma City, OK , 105,546 SF

• Citibank Sale and Leaseback [73 Retail Branches, New York Metro], 371,319 SF

• Sale of 18 Citibank net leased retail branches, New York, NY, 165,953 SF

• Federal Express Distribution Facility, San Francisco, CA,109,000 SF

• Great American Tower, Phoenix, AZ, 346,027 SF

• Hato Rey Tower, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 213,453 SF

• 685 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 650,995 SF

• 700 Broadway, New York, NY, 104,400 SF

• 106 Capitol Street, August, ME, 125,000 SF

• 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fl, 154,906 SF

• UF Health, Gainesville, FL, 139,060 SF

• 59 Maiden Lane, New York, NY, 1,043,670 SF

• State of Maine Office Building, August, ME, 125,000 SF

• Quantum HQ, Colorado Springs, CO, 196,345 SF

• United Health Care HQ, Plymouth, MI, 178,385 SF

• Cameron International, Celle, Germany, 89,806 SF

• Transamerica National Office Portfolio - Sale and Partial Leaseback: 1,151,979 SF


Partial List of Equity/Debt Transactions

• 10 Hanover Square, Goldman Sachs net lease, New York, NY, 487,404 SF

• 437 West 16th Street, Restoration Hardware net lease, New York, NY, 32,005 SF

• Avion Business Park Office Portfolio, Chantilly, VA, 584,666 SF

• National Nuclear Security Adm., National Campus, Kansas City, MO, 1,093,977 SF

• Walgreens Portfolio Bond Financing (National) $29.4 million


Professional Affiliations

• Guest speaker at American Real Estate Society net lease conference

• Guest speaker at Commercial Property World net lease conference

• Guest Speaker at National Real Estate Investors Magazine net lease conference

• Guest speaker at RealShare Net Lease conferences

• Guest Speaker at InterFace Net Lease conferences

• Real Estate Forum Magazine has recognized Zakin as one of the top 20 investment sales brokers in New York City

• Founding Board Member (1993-1994), Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE)


Professional Affiliations

• Member of the Bar of the State of New York

• Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

• Licensed New York and Florida Real Estate Broker



• St. John's University School of Law, Juris Doctor.

• Syracuse University Bachelor of Arts

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation