Cottle Named Manager of NGKF’s Westchester/Fairfield Offices

John Jordan | March 3, 2015

GREENWICH, CT—Michael Cottle has joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as executive vice president and manager of the Fairfield County, CT, and Westchester County, offices, bringing 25 years of institutional and asset management experience covering 10 million square feet and $1.4 billon in capitalization to assist NGKF brokers in the market.

In this newly created role, Cottle will advise brokers on how to maximize the real estate strategies of landlord and tenant clients and coordinate opportunities for clients to tap other service lines available through NGKF. Additionally, Cottle will work closely with James Ritman, NGKF executive vice president and managing director, to oversee the operations of the two offices and assist in recruiting efforts.

“I have worked with Mike in the past and knew he would be the ideal choice to fill this new role because of his unique institutional perspective and understanding of the many facets of real estate from financing to tenant relations, property management and construction services,” said Ritman. “His range of expertise will only enhance the solutions that our brokers can provide for clients and will help set NGKF apart from others in the marketplace.”

Cottle previously served as senior vice president of asset management for a private investment firm that developed and owned office, retail and hotel properties throughout the Northeast. He headed the real estate asset management office and directed strategic, operational and financial management of the company’s real estate portfolio.

Before that, he was a vice president of asset management at Normandy Real Estate Partners, where he was responsible for managing a portion of the company’s office portfolio that included properties in Fairfield County, Westchester County and suburban Massachusetts. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at The Ashforth Company, where he was a senior vice president of investment management and co-head of the Eastern acquisition team. He started his career as a commercial loan officer at a predecessor of Bank of America.

Cottle is a former member of the Blueprint steering committee for the Westchester County Association and is a current member of the Real Estate Finance Association for Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth