NEW YORK CITY – David Berke has joined Newmark Knight Frank as a senior managing director in its New York office. He specializes in tenant representation with a focus on clients representing fashion, financial services, construction, accounting and media.
For the past decade, Berke worked at Cushman & Wakefield, most recently as a managing director in the Midtown Manhattan office. His career highlights include representing Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital at 156 William St., Downtown’s; Vevo, LLC, in a 36,000-square-foot lease at 4 Times Square; Workday, in a 21,401-square-foot New York headquarters expansion at the Empire State Building; and Bank Hapoalim, in a 48,000-square-foot lease at 1120 Avenue of the Americas.
In addition, Berke represented Sterling National Bank in its 35,000-square-foot banking headquarters renewal at 500 Seventh Avenue, and Atlantic-Pacific Capital, with their first Manhattan office at 535 Fifth Avenue. He also provided landlord representation for 1221 Avenue of the Americas and 1120 Avenue of the Americas.
President James D. Kuhn particularly noted Berke’s reputation in tenant representation in citing the strength of his fit with Newmark Knight Frank.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Berke was an associate at the Vortex Group, completing numerous transactions representing tenants. This included working on securing a lease at 747 Third Avenue for Eye Mall Media’s first Manhattan office. He has held numerous leadership positions with the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York including chairman in 2012, vice chairman in 2011, and secretary in 2010.