Falik, who brings more than 18 years of hospitality investment banking and capital markets expertise, has been directly involved in transactions aggregating in excess of $25 billion, representing over 2,000 hotels. His appointment strengthens BGC/Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s growing roster of leading capital markets real estate professionals and further strengthens of its hospitality industry focus.
'I’m delighted to welcome Jonathan to our growing BGC Real Estate Capital Markets team', said Michael Lehrman, Global Head of Real Estate at BGC. 'Jonathan has enjoyed a distinguished career in hospitality investment banking and capital markets, thanks to his deep understanding of the industry, his strong relationships with investors, operators, lenders and developers, and his premier skills and expertise in capital raising and advisory services, all of which we expect to capitalize on for the benefit of our clients and platform'.
He continued: 'We are committed to creating a fully integrated hospitality platform for the real estate industry. The continued expansion of our hospitality capital markets capabilities is a natural complement to the leasing, management, investment sales and other services already offered by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank'.
'I am delighted to join Michael and the BGC/Newmark Grubb Knight Frank team and to leverage my vast hospitality industry experience as an agent, advisor, principal, owner, borrower, guarantor, franchisee, lender and asset manager to create and deliver value added solutions and superior transaction execution for our hospitality industry clients'.
Falik’s hospitality capital markets and advisory expertise offers additional depth and breadth to BGC/Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s growing suite of services within its real estate platform.
Prior to joining BGC, Falik served as Head of Cantor Fitzgerald’s Lodging investment banking group where he was responsible for overseeing equity, debt, and advisory transactions for hospitality industry clients. Previously, Falik was the Founder and CEO of JF Capital Advisors, a boutique capital structure and M&A advisory firm and was the CEO of Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, a 13 hotel private REIT. Formerly, Falik was a senior officer in the Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Falik will be based in New York and will report directly to Michael Lehrman, Global Head of Real Estate at BGC.
Falik received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from Rutgers College.