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NKF Hires CCRE CEO Anthony Orso To Lead Capital Markets Group

NKF Hires CCRE CEO Anthony Orso To Lead Capital Markets Group
Anthony Orso

Cantor Commercial Real Estate founder and CEO Anthony Orso is joining Newmark Knight Frank as the president of capital market strategies, the company announced Wednesday.

Orso will help with the integration of Berkeley Point Capital with ARA, two companies NKF Capital Markets recently acquired, the company said. With NKF Capital Markets’ investment in CCRE, he will also act as a liaison with Cantor Fitzgerald's CMBS business.

Newmark Group CEO Barry Gosin said Orso's appointment is evidence of the company’s commitment to growing multifamily sales and related debt businesses.

"We are delighted that NKF Capital Markets has brought on board a professional of Anthony's caliber," Gosin said in a statement. "With his depth of experience in the commercial debt market, Anthony will bring an additional dimension to our already substantial mortgage brokerage and lending activities."

Orso co-founded CCRE, a fully integrated commercial real estate debt platform, in 2010. He has closed more than $250B in real estate financing over his career. He previously worked at Chemical Bank and Credit Suisse, where he was the co-head of the Real Estate Direct Group.