ARA Newmark Expands Southwest Multihousing Brokerage Presence in Phoenix, Looks to Accelerate Growth

Phoenix, Ariz. — ARA, A Newmark Company (ARA Newmark) announces the addition of Brett Polachek as senior managing director, responsible for originating and managing multifamily investment sales across Arizona. Mr. Polachek will work closely with Executive Managing Director Brad Goff, a veteran in the Phoenix multifamily market.

With almost 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Polachek holds strong relationships with both private and institutional clients and possesses a career investment sales record of over 30,000 units and $2 billion in multifamily assets.

Vice Chairman, Head of U.S. Multifamily, Blake Okland noted, “Brett’s addition is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to bolster the platform nationally. We expect him to be part of robust growth in the southwest region as we continue to gain market share there.”

“Brett has been one of the top multifamily brokers in the market for years, and we’re delighted to finally have him at ARA Newmark,” said Goff.

Before joining ARA Newmark, Mr. Polachek was senior director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Multifamily Investment Sales Group where he advised clients of multifamily properties with acquisitions and disposition strategies throughout the Southwestern U.S. Before his time there, Mr. Polachek worked at CBRE where he started his brokerage career.

Mr. Polachek holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University and a finance degree from the University of Arizona.

Polachek added, “ARA Newmark’s full service platform and team approach is synonymous with best-in-class service and I look forward to joining the team.”


About ARA, A Newmark Company
ARA, A Newmark Company (ARA Newmark) 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 Newmark 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 Newmark 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 Newmark 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 and specialty practice groups yields more than $19 billion in multifamily transaction volume annually. ARA also works closely with its affiliate Berkeley Point, (, 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. For more on ARA Newmark’s multihousing-exclusive services, visit

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”.


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