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Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is proud to welcome David Thistle as Senior Vice President to the Vancouver Office

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VANCOUVER - Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is pleased to announce that industry veteran David Thistle has joined its rapidly growing Vancouver office as Senior Vice President. Mr. Thistle specializes in real estate and location strategy, economic incentives, and delivering both advisory and transactional real estate services to businesses.

"We're delighted to welcome David to our team," said Jon Bishop, Managing Principal of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore's Vancouver office. "David is very well known within the business community and with his focus as a tenant advisor, his philosophy aligns seamlessly with our corporate mission of exclusively supporting and advising corporate and professional space users. We have become the fastest-growing commercial brokerage in the province, and adding a senior person such as David to our team will help to further accelerate our growth and broaden our service offering."

Mr. Thistle has been a senior sales and leasing advisor in the commercial real estate industry for over twenty years, and is one of the top commercial agents in Metro Vancouver. David is deeply engaged in his community, is involved with a variety of charities and organizations, and will act as a mentor to the junior agents at NKF Devencore.

"I'm extremely pleased to be joining Jon and the team at NKF Devencore in Vancouver," said Mr. Thistle. "Our visions mesh perfectly: NKF Devencore is widely-admired in the corporate community for its exclusive commitment to tenant and corporate representation, and over the course of two decades that has been my exclusive focus as well. We both believe strongly that our role is to create value for our clients, and we will see some exciting business opportunities opening up for us in the very near future. "


About Newmark Knight Frank Devencore

As part of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and brokerage, exclusively representing corporate, industrial and retail space users. With offices across the country, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore offers its global clientele comprehensive services that are individually designed to ensure executive real estate decisions are supported by effective strategies and professional execution. To learn more about our capabilities, please visit www.devencorenkf.com.


About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's 12,000 professionals operate from more than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.


With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.


NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.




For further information, please contact:

Sylvie Bachand
Director, Marketing and Communications
514-392-1330, ext. 225
Newmark Knight Frank Devencore

Devencore Ltd.
Chartered Real Estate Broker
800 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 900
Montréal, Québec  H3B 1X9



Andra Nedelcu
Marketing Coordinator & Sales Assistant
Newmark Knight Frank Devencore

Devencore Company Ltd.
543 Granville Street
Suite 1001
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6C 1X8