Garrett Cannon has joined Newmark as executive managing director and co-head of information and technology for Global Corporate Services (GCS).
Cannon will help to oversee the design, build, sales and operations of Newmark’s dedicated GCS information management and technology platform, sharing that responsibility with the firm’s Executive Managing Director for Technology Carla Hinson. The duo will report to GCS CEO Rick Bertasi.
“In today’s market, corporations are increasingly searching for trusted advisors who can help them manage a wide range of functions to support their efforts around the globe,” Bertasi said. “Garrett brings more than two decades’ experience overseeing the kind of complex information technology platforms that are critical to companies of all kinds as they expand their portfolios, manage their leases and facilities, and adapt to a rapidly evolving business climate following the pandemic. We are proud to have him on board at Newmark and we look forward to leveraging his unique skills and experience, in close collaboration with Carla, as we continue to expand our GCS practice.”
Prior to joining Newmark, Cannon served as head of real estate and asset management for hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. Previously, he founded and served as president of Sequentra Solutions LLC, a proptech Software as a Service product used by the commercial real estate arms of major companies.
Sequentra was purchased by Johnson Controls, where Cannon went on to spend 10 years as vice president/general manager for its Global Workplace Solutions business with a focus on transaction management, lease administration and CRE technology solutions. He led the merger and integration of this business with CBRE in 2015.