Rob Whitmire Joins Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group as Senior Vice President

Rob Whitmire - Portrait WebJacksonville, Fla. (February 25, 2016) — Rob Whitmire has joined Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group (NGPRG) as Senior Vice President with a primary focus on specializing in retail investment sales representing institutional buyers, high net worth individuals and private investment companies.

Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group, Mr. Whitmire was a Partner and Senior Vice President with Bull Realty in Atlanta, Georgia. During his 13-year career, he’s closed in excess of $200 million in commercial real estate transactions. Licensed as a real estate broker in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, Rob enjoys connecting clients to properties that enhance their real estate portfolios. During his career, he has brokered a diverse set of transactions, including the disposition of an aircraft hangar, a marina, golf courses, 6,000 acres of desert land, a copper mine, a beachside bed & breakfast, abandoned subdivisions, as well as retail, office, industrial and multi-family assets.

Rob earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and NAIOP. He was named as one of Atlanta’s Top 10 Producers by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors in 2010 & 2011 and was consistently on the Top 5 producers list at Bull Realty.

“We are excited to have Rob join us from Atlanta,” said Jim Sebesta, Principal and CEO of NGPRG’s Jacksonville office. “His diverse experience will serve as a new resource for our clients interested in augmenting their current portfolios or navigating asset disposition.”

About Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group
Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group is a full-service commercial real estate company serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The firm has completed more than 80 million square feet of transactions since its inception in 1993. Today, Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group provides industrial, office, retail and investment brokerage services representing tenants, buyers, landlords and sellers, as well as third-party and institutional investors of every size. Through Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms, our clients have access to opportunities in every major market throughout the country, as well as across the globe. For further information, visit or call 904.399.5222.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,000 professionals operate from more than 330 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit

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