Global real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank recently negotiated a lease for 25,000 square feet of high-end office space located at 805 E. Maple Road in Birmingham, Michigan for worldwide media firm UM (Universal McCann). Part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, UM is a global marketing communications agency with many highly regarded clients including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Sony, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, LOreal and Chrysler Group LLC. UM has 151 offices in 130 countries and employs 3,600 creative and strategic thinkers and doers. They recently were awarded Media Agency of the Year by Adweek/Mediaweek and named to the 2009 A-list by Advertising Age. UMs expansion in Birmingham was fueled by their recent selection as Chrysler Group LLCs media agency of record. Brian Schwartz, director at Newmark Knight Franks Detroit office, along with Hank Kobrin, senior managing director of Newmarks New York office, represented UM in this transaction. UM was looking for an economical facility with the potential to be transformed into a creative, inspiring space.
Newmark Knight Frank is one of the largest independent real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from over 200 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. Last year, transactions were valued at more than $32 billion with annual revenues of over $811 million. With a combined staff of more than 6,300, this major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of owners, tenants, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com.