JAMES M. BELLI Principal – Capital Group
James M. Belli joined Newmark Knight Frank’s Boston office in 2008 as a principal. With more the 25 years of real estate experience, Mr. Belli focuses on providing expert investment sales services to the Boston office’s clients.
Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Belli worked for The Codman Company as a principal, directing the investment sales capabilities of the firm. Mr. Belli has represented a number of local and national clients, including John Hancock, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and New Boston Fund.
Mr. Belli received his Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College.
LISA BENJAMIN Principal – Capital Group
Lisa Benjamin is a senior managing director at Newmark Knight Frank’s Washington, D.C. office. She is responsible for investment sales, commercial and residential land acquisitions, dispositions and development.
Ms. Benjamin has developed an expertise in securing prime parcels of land for development and new construction, assisting clients in obtaining regulatory entitlements, developing project marketing plans and maximizing the value of real estate holdings.
She holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance with a concentration in Real Estate and Marketing.
DAVID B. FRIEDMAN Principal
David B. Friedman, principal of Newmark Knight Frank Detroit offers his diverse client base corporate advisory, investment sales and landlord representation services. During his career, Mr. Friedman has participated personally in the acquisition and disposition of real estate valued at over $2 billion. Mr. Friedman has created many relationships with institutional owners of debt and equity and has assisted with the restructuring, repositioning and value creation of distressed properties throughout the Midwest and Florida with companies like LNR, Capmark, CWCapital, ING and Broadway Partners.
Mr. Friedman graduated from Michigan State University, with a B.S. in Finance.
CHERI THOMAS, CCIM Managing Director – Capital Group
Cheri Thomas joined Newmark Knight Frank’s Nashville office with over 10 years of experience and specializes in office, retail and multi-family investment properties. She represents both buyers and sellers and works with individual investors, developers, funds and REITS. In addition to investment sales, Ms. Thomas assists clients with the purchase and pre-leasing of development land.
Ms. Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Business School where she earned an M.B.A. and Ph.D.