SAN DIEGO—The impetus behind the recent executive moves to NGKF’s capital-markets roster is the people—both the people already there and those who are making the moves—and the firm’s entrepreneurial culture, Pete Bethea and Greg May tell As we recently reported, eight professionals comprising Newmark Grubb Knight Frank‘s retail brokerage team have join the company’s capital-markets bench in San Diego and Newport Beach, led by Pete Bethea here as executive managing director. The team most recently served at Cushman & Wakefield.

In addition, as we also recently reported, Kevin Shannon has joined NGKF as West Coast president of the firm’s capital markets group. Shannon is one of the premier investment sales brokers on the West Coast, and was formerly the vice chairman in the capital markets group at CBRE. He joins NGKF with his team of 14 other capital markets executives.

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