Geoffrey M. Kasselman joined Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) as an executive managing director in the firm’s Chicago office, where he leads the company’s North American Industrial Practice. In this capacity, he guides the direction and expansion of the firm’s industrial brokerage capabilities across North America, including supporting various data center projects and promoting the benefits of sustainability, technology and innovation for the sector. Mr. Kasselman is also the founder and CEO of Op2mize Energy, a strategic energy procurement company.
Mr. Kasselman’s clients have included Cummins, Marriott, DHL, Cardinal Health, PepsiAmericas, Petco, Tootsie Roll, Rheem, Charles Schwab, and institutional owners such as Prologis, CenterPoint Properties, Liberty Property Trust, IDI, Digital Realty, New York Life Insurance, Principal Life Insurance, UBS Asset Management, UPS Properties and Overseas Capital Corp., amongst many others.
Mr. Kasselman was recently elected as the 2017 SIOR Global President. During his 30+ year career, he has completed more than 1,000 projects valued over $1 billion and has received numerous industry awards and distinctions. Mr. Kasselman is also an accomplished author and nationally recognized public speaker on a range of topics at the intersection of CRE, technology, innovation and sustainability. He sits on numerous tech firm advisory boards while providing mentoring, and he is an advisory member of the University Michigan Hospital Pancreatic Cancer Board as well as the Sky Foundation.