NKF Appoints Market Leader in Phoenix

Mike Garlick is now in charge of the Phoenix office's overall strategy. He holds over two decades of experience in commercial real estate and has a good connection with the Phoenix brokerage community.

Garlick Mike, Executive Managing Director & Market Leader at NKF Phoenix
Garlick Mike, Executive Managing Director & Market Leader at NKF Phoenix

Newmark Knight Frank has hired a new market leader for its Phoenix office. Michael Garlick will take on the role of executive managing director, replacing Pete Bolton in overseeing office and brokerage operations, as well as growth initiatives in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

In his new role, Michael will work with Senior Managing Directors Mike McQuaid and Chris Krewson, focusing on NKF’s overall strategy in the Phoenix market. Leadership in the day-to-day activities, continued increase shareholder value, brokerage profitability, development, strategic planning, retention and business line growth are also key aspects of the position Michael now occupies at NKF.

Michael’s highly regarded reputation throughout the Phoenix brokerage community and keen focus on client service delivery, dovetails perfectly with NKF’s national initiatives to win business and recruit talent. Michael is optimally positioned to assume this new role, benefitting by his industry experience, NKF’s depth of resources and the unconditional support of a deep bench of regional talent,” said Greg May, regional managing director, in a prepared statement.

Over two decades in the business

Michael Garlick joined NKF in 2014 as the firm was expanding its Landlord Advisory Services platform. Prior to that, he worked for Lee & Associates Arizona, where he earned the position of principal faster than any of his peers. During his 16-year tenure he oversaw office properties operations, including tenant and landlord representation, valuation, planning, negotiations and other responsibilities. Michael entered the real estate business in 1993, as an associate at CBRE. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Arizona.

I have been most fortunate in my brokerage career and am excited to leverage my experience and relationships to build on our momentum and solidify NKF as a dominant name in Arizona. I am proud to work with some of the region’s finest and most respected brokers and my foremost goal is to build on the successes we have accomplished collaboratively. Our recent announcements of adding industry veterans, combined with our recent launch of the U.S. Southwest Valuation & Advisory Group, are just an example of how NKF is aggressively expanding service delivery,” said Michael Garlick in a prepared statement.

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