ARA is the leading investment advisory firm in the multihousing industry. From marketing the sale of single assets and portfolios to, through the NKF Capital Markets brand, sourcing acquisition and development equity and financing, ARA provides 360-degree solutions for clients. In addition to market-rate and mixed-use properties, we offer specialized services in land, student, seniors, manufactured and affordable housing.
With the industry’s deepest bench of multihousing advisors, ARA provides the insight and experience to ensure world-class execution. Our advisors average 20 years’ experience and are the most skillful negotiators in the industry. They are experts in 300+ markets and provide asset-specific customization that yields highly effective transaction strategies. By leveraging our proprietary database that identifies 200 percent more investor interest, each advisor has ready access to unique market intelligence to drive demand.
Backed by the global resources of Newmark Knight Frank, ARA matches each client’s assets to a robust group of investors – from private and institutional owners to global entities – and accesses nearly every commercial real estate class for options to diversify and profit.
The firm’s combination of asset sales and, through the NKF Capital Markets brand, debt and equity services, yields more than $28 billion in multifamily transaction volume annually. ARA also works closely with its affiliate Berkeley Point Capital, (www.berkpoint.com), which is a leading commercial real estate finance company focused on the origination, servicing and sale of multifamily loans through government-sponsored and government-funded loan programs.
Newmark Knight Frank and ARA are owned by Newmark Group, Inc., which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "NMRK". Newmark Group, Inc. is a publicly traded subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "BGCP". BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BGCA".