SunGard Availability Services Appoints Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services as its North American Real Estate Advisor

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) Global Corporate Services has been selected by SunGard Availability Services (SunGard AS) as its corporate real estate provider for North America, managing real estate transactions for all of SunGard AS's facilities including sales offices, operations centers and data center expansions in the U.S. and Canada, as well as providing global lease administration.

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SunGard AS is a pioneer and leading provider of information availability solutions, delivering disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to its customers.

The North American portfolio includes approximately five million square feet of data center and operations space. NGKF Global Corporate Services had been providing lease audit services to SunGard AS prior to being awarded the transaction management and lease administration assignment.

"An important part of this win was the value proposition that Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services presented to SunGard AS. This included our leading-edge technology, the experience of our integrated team, the strength of our Data Center consulting group and our ability to deliver consistent transaction management and lease administration services in all markets," said Michael Ippolito, chairman of NGKF Global Corporate Services.

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, NGKF employs more than 12,000 professionals, operating from more than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. Its integrated services platform includes leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, consulting, program and project management, property and facilities management, and valuation services. A major force in the real estate marketplace, NGKF serves the local and global property requirements of tenants, landlords, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.

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