ATLANTA-New York City-based Newmark Knight Frank has hired three executives for its local office. Now calling the company home are Frank Quatro as principal, John Poulos as managing director and Steven Katz as associate director.

Quatro, who specializes in office tenant representation and long-term real estate strategic planning for large space users, was previously head of the Atlanta office of Chicago-based Equis Corp. Quatro tells that, with his new position, he will have fewer administrative duties. “By making the change it provides me with more time to work with existing clients and develop new clients,” he says.

Poulos, a long-time partner of Quatro, was also with Equis prior to the move. Katz was previously with locally based Ackerman & Co.

The move reunites Quatro with managing principals Patrick Duffy and Bert Sanders. All three were members of the Atlanta office of Studley between 1997 and 2001. Prior to that, Quatro had also worked with Sanders at Peachtree Center Management and with Duffy during his tenure at CB Richard Ellis.

Quatro began his career 25 years ago in the New York metropolitan market with Cushman & Wakefield. He moved to Atlanta in 1991, working with Peachtree Center Management, CB Richard Ellis, Studley and Grubb & Ellis prior to joining Equis in 2004. Prior to Equis, Poulos’ 15-career included stints with Advantis and Grubb & Ellis. Katz has previously worked with Chicago-based CMD Realty Investors.

The personnel additions are part of the company’s strategy to strengthen the Atlanta office. “Atlanta is clearly a strategic location for any company,” Quatro says. “The stronger this office is, the stronger the company will be in the entire Southeast region.”

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