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Newmark Close to Finalizing Knotel Acquisition

Newmark Group has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to acquire the business of flexible workspace platform Knotel Inc. Newmark anticipates the acquisition, first announced in February, will close shortly.

“Flexible workspace has been one of the fastest-growing areas of commercial real estate, and we expect this adaptive model will play an important role in the future of our industry,” said Newmark CEO Barry Gosin.

He continued, “As a global commercial real estate leader, Newmark believes that our nimble integrated platform, combined with Knotel’s capabilities, will provide superior management and consulting services to corporations and owners around the world. We look forward to completing our purchase of Knotel and welcoming so many of their talented professionals to Newmark.”

Newmark will provide an update on the projected financials related to the acquisition on its first-quarter 2021 earnings conference call.

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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