Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces the addition of Tom Adelson as executive managing director to its Phoenix office. Adelson is an industry veteran with approximately 34 years’ experience and a track record encompassing over 30 million square feet of space. He is widely recognized as a trusted real estate advisor to many of the most acclaimed professional services firms and industry corporations in the metro Phoenix market.
“We are delighted to add Tom Adelson to the NKF Phoenix office,” remarked NKF Western Region Market Leader Greg May. “He is a consummate professional with dynamic experience and professional relationships with the region’s most active corporations and tenants, as well as with leading industry professionals. Although specializing in tenant representation, he is also a creative broker who insightfully visions potential in old building sites, identify how that potential can support a client’s business objectives and culture, and follow-through with an amazing ability to put deals together to benefit his clients.”
“NKF offers the right platform for me and for my clients, and I am excited to be joining such an excellent team of professionals,” stated Adelson. “I have devoted my career to working exclusively with businesses, or tenants – from Fortune 500 companies to professional services firms and industry corporations – and know NKF’s integrated services platform will assist me in meeting my clients’ current and future commercial real estate needs.”
Mr. Adelson joins NKF after 34 years at CBRE, where he was a vital member to the notable office team comprised of Adelson, Jim Fijan and Jerry Roberts. Adelson’s tenant representation focus complemented the specialties of his respective partners, and the team achieved NAIOP’s premier “Top Office Broker of the Year” award 20 out of the last 26 years. In addition, he was a prestigious member of CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle for the past two decades, an award presented to the top 3% producers in the U.S.
A talented tenant advocate, Adelson is skilled at securing superior transaction terms for his clients as well as advising them on their real estate strategies. In the last year, Adelson has completed 2 million square feet in tenant representation transactions for clients including American Airlines, Carvana, DriveTime, Carlisle companies, BMO Harris Bank and Alliance Residential.
Joining Adelson at NKF is Associate Erin McClure, bringing three years’ experience to the company. She previously worked with Adelson.