Brad Ashley, CPM, joins Newmark Grubb Zimmer as Managing Director of Property and Facilities Management

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Brad Ashley, CPM, joins Newmark Grubb Zimmer as Managing Director of Property and Facilities Management
Kansas City, MO (September 2018) – Newmark Grubb Zimmer (NGZ) announced today that Brad Ashley, CPM, RPA, has joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer as managing director. Based in the Kansas City office, Mr. Ashley will lead the firm’s management practice division.
A widely recognized leader, Mr. Ashley has more than 15 years of experience in property management, business development, leadership, critical facility operation and budgeting for investors and occupiers of commercial real estate.
“Brad’s ability to connect with clients, employees and tenants allows us to create additional value at the properties we manage and actively target new business throughout the region,” said Ellen Darling, CEO.
Mr. Ashley is an authority in the property management industry with strengths in developing talent and maximizing the collaboration of the teams he leads. His ability to present and execute innovative ideas increases tenant satisfaction while simultaneously maximizing the assets value.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Mr. Ashley spent 12 years at CBRE, most recently as an Associate Director where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of institutionally-owned properties, and assisted with new business development, compliance, department leadership, distressed asset management and overall operational excellence.
Mr. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas. He also holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Real Property Administrator (RPA) certification through Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He serves as a Regional Vice President for IREM where he has operational oversight responsibilities for chapters in six midwestern states.
About Newmark Grubb Zimmer

Newmark Grubb Zimmer ( is a full-service commercial real estate company providing a range of services including sales and leasing, investment sales, property and facilities management, global corporate services, owner’s representative services for public and private development projects, and public-sector consulting. Its staff boasts an array of experience in design, construction, valuation, finance and legal matters.
Regularly recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the region, Newmark Grubb Zimmer manages more than 9.6 million square feet of office, medical, industrial and retail property, and serves as corporate real estate advisor for an assortment of local, regional, national and international companies.
About Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank ("NKF"), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. ("Newmark"), is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Newmark has over 4,600 employees in over 120 offices. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 15,000 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. With roots dating back to 1929, NKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. We offer a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers across the entire commercial real estate industry.

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