About Newmark Cornish & Carey

Following its August 2014 acquisition by BGC, Cornish & Carey Commercial joined forces with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, solidifying their West Coast presence. Now operating in Northern California as Newmark Cornish & Carey, the firm has further positioned itself as a dominant force within the industry, with best-in-class brokers providing the full range of commercial services to clients in each discipline and market.

Backed by eight decades of local business operations, Newmark Cornish & Carey's experience and growth as a company parallels the birth of Silicon Valley and its emergence as a global economic power center. Newmark Cornish & Carey is Northern California’s premier commercial real estate brokerage. It is also one of the Bay Area’s largest firms, and was ranked first in Bay Area commercial transactions for 2014. With over 280 agents, Newmark Cornish & Carey now operates from strategically located regions throughout northern California: South Bay, San Francisco, East Bay, the Peninsula, North Bay, and the Sacramento area.


 
 

History

Operating as Cornish & Carey Commercial, Newmark Cornish & Carey opened in 1935 in downtown Palo Alto during the depths of the depression. Two young Stanford graduates, George E. (Pat) Carey and Herbert J. Cornish, pioneers in their own rights, were taking steps toward creating what was to become Northern California's largest locally owned real estate firm serving both commercial and residential properties. Soon after the Palo Alto office was opened, David Packard and Bill Hewlett founded Hewlett Packard, while Russell and Sigmund Varian founded Varian Associates. Silicon Valley, the high technology center of the world, had begun. As the region exploded with growth in the 1950s and 1960s, Cornish & Carey Commercial was there to assist innovative firms in finding homes for their employees as well as shop and office space for designing and manufacturing their products. Later, as the region became a manufacturing and production hub, the firm’s service offerings accompanied the new demand for commercial space by providing leasing and sales expertise in R&D, warehouse and distribution facilities.

Following its August 2014 acquisition by BGC, Cornish & Carey Commercial joined forces with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, solidifying their West Coast presence. Now operating in Northern California as Newmark Cornish & Carey, the firm has further positioned itself as a dominant force within the industry, with best-in-class brokers providing the full range of commercial services to clients in each discipline and market.


In 2015, we:
• Leased over 39 million square feet
• Sold over 9 million square feet
• Completed $8.7 Billion in transactions
• Closed over 3,505 transactions

Cornish & Carey through the years
 
 

Our Work Ethic & Mission Statment


“Integrity” – an easy word to pronounce, but not everyone has it.
“Knowledge” – hard to obtain without hard work.


Those two words have been the foundation of Newmark Cornish & Carey’s philosophy since inception. From our early days to now, we have always believed that clients always come first. Because of this foundation, the company grew by forging lasting relationships that resulted in repeat business and referrals. Early on, company founders and subsequent owners and managers realized that good brokerage is a reflection of its people and their relationships.

Today, as Newmark Cornish & Carey enters a new era as a part of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the core values are still the same words - “Integrity and Knowledge”. These values and the unbreakable entrepreneurial spirit are the foundation of how we conduct business and they shall endure.

We have always had a sense of belonging and being part of a bigger family. We have shunned operating like a big, top-down corporation with layers of access to decision makers and instead, focused on creating a work environment that was collaborative and collegial – a place we enjoyed coming to work. The approach has succeeded, judging by the loyalty and tenure of our professionals, staff and fortunately, so many of our clients.

While there are always ups and downs in this business, the future is bright, and the family is strong. We look forward to many more years of fun and success.

Scott T. Carey
1933 – 2015


 


 

Management

Newmark Cornish & Carey established a veteran team of executives to manage day-to-day operations and local infrastructure with the purposes of providing a productive environment in which its professionals can thrive and deliver superior client services. At the same time, management’s goal has been to create an operation that is sustainable, financially secure and is a good corporate citizen in the communities it serves.

Newmark Cornish & Carey’s leadership team is comprised of some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in business, with expertise in law, finance, business operations, marketing, real estate development, land use entitlement and brokerage services. Their personal attributes command respect from their peers due to their professional demeanor, ethical behavior and because they are well liked.
  Charles Seufferlein
President,
Western Region
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  Jay Belquist
Executive Vice President
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  Bryan Courson
Managing Director
San Francisco

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  Tom Fehr
Managing Director
Walnut Creek

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Office Management
For more information on the brokerage specialists in your area, please contact the area managers:
  Emeryville

Bill Nork
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  Santa Clara

John Yandle 408.987.4154
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  San Mateo

Josh Rowell 650.358.5261
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  Hayward

Joe Fabian
510.300.0211
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  Sacramento / Roseville

Devon Atlee 916.569.2336
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  Santa Clara

Todd Shaffer
408.987.4144
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  Marin / Santa Rosa

Haden Ongaro 415.526.7649
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  Palo Alto

Randy Gabrielson
650.688.8511
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Career Opportunities

Interested in joining a dynamic team while enhancing your personal and professional development?

Newmark Cornish & Carey offers excellent benefit packages, competitive salaries and a great work environment. If you are interested in becoming part of the team, check here periodically for job opportunities and send your cover letter, desired salary, and resume by clicking on the appropriate links.

We appreciate your interest in Newmark Cornish & Carey.