General Counsel to Newmark Knight Frank Jumps to CBRE After 20 Years


CBRE (CBRE), the Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services firm, has hired Elaine Kleinberg as a managing director in the firm’s Manhattan office, it was announced.

Ms. Kleinberg, a senior attorney with 20 years experience who most recently served as general counsel for Newmark (NMRK) Knight Frank–and, briefly, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank–will be responsible for management and development of mid-level sales professionals and oversight of the legal agreement process, according to a release.
kleinberg elaine for web 2 General Counsel to Newmark Knight Frank Jumps to CBRE After 20 Years“CBRE continually strives to provide the best platform of services and support for our clients and brokerage professionals,” said Matt Van Buren, president, new York tristate region, CBRE. “And the addition of Elaine Kleinberg to our Manhattan operations is the latest exampel of providing them the best talent.”

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At Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Ms. Kleinberg developed and managed the firm’s national legal department for nearly two decades. While there, she also oversaw a diverse legal portfolio that included brokerage, property management, leasing, global corporate services and facility management.

Ms. Kleinberg graudated from Boston College Law School with a J.D. She holds a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Business Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she graduated magna cum laude.–Jotham Sederstrom