Newmark Group Inc. has named Richard Bertasi chief executive officer of its global corporate services (GCS) business, charged with leading its expansion both domestically and internationally. Newmark’s integrated GCS platform provides an extensive suite of seamless, beginning-to-end corporate services solutions, including: global and regional expansion strategies, lease administration, facilities management, workplace strategies, company leadership and culture development, emerging technology solutions and safety and wellness programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Bertasi will report to Newmark’s CEO Barry Gosin.
“Rick’s wealth of experience in corporate real estate, both in-house and as a service provider, makes him an ideal candidate to take our global corporate services platform to new heights,” Gosin said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about massive shifts in many large corporate users’ business models, and many are in need of trusted, creative and agile advisors who can help them navigate these uncharted waters. As a tech leader in the real estate industry, Newmark’s proprietary and expansive technology, data analytics and systems will continue to drive innovation and the best margins for its clients.The timing is ideal for Rick to take the helm of this prestigious team, and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to expand our GCS platform across the globe.”
Prior to joining Newmark, Bertasi served as head of real estate and facilities for hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, where he oversaw the fund’s investments across a wide range of corporate real estate assets, including office, data centers, hospitality and entertainment venues. Prior to that role, he spent 10 years working in Europe, including five years overseeing global corporate real estate for Deutsche Bank, a portfolio spanning more than 4,200 global locations. He has also served in management roles at corporate real estate services business United Systems Integrators (USI) – which included time as founder and CEO of its property administration/management software product Sequentra — and as a partner at the commercial real estate developer and investor, Trammel Crow.
He holds an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in international political economy from Dartmouth College. He maintains an involvement in multiple industry and academic organizations, including his role as a past board member and committee chair for CoreNet Global. He has also served as chair of the Amos Tuck School’s European Advisory Board, as well as a member of its MBA Advisory Board and Honor Code Judicial Committee.