Cantor Fitzgerald and NGKF Capital Markets to Host Self Storage Symposium in Houston

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, today announced that it will convene its annual Self Storage Symposium on May 13 - May 15 in Houston, TX.  The conference will highlight developments and emerging trends in the self storage sector.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with top industry leaders, institutional investors and venture capitalists through individual presentations and panel discussions.

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"Cantor and NGKF's Self Storage conference will provide clients and institutional investors with valuable information and insight around some of the industry's most interesting trends," said David Toti, Senior Managing Director and REIT analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "The conference comes at a crucial time for market participants, as investors continue to be drawn to this growing field.  It will provide investors, analysts and owner/operators an open forum to share information and discuss the influences that are driving the industry today."

"Merging a collection of public-company and privately-held company insights into one event, and into a format which encourages sharing and collaboration, is such a great opportunity to learn and contribute on a very unique level," added Aaron Swerdlin, Executive Managing Director and head of NGKF Capital Markets' Self Storage Group.  "The self storage sector continues to draw a diverse and growing field of capital and this event will put very granular data into context from an extremely well performing asset class."

"The level of innovation in the REIT sector is accelerating, and with it increased opportunities for partnership and coordination.  At both Cantor and NGKF, we remain committed to delivering quality content that provides real business acumen and market-leading value to our institutional investors and corporate clients," added Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 

Participating companies include C-III, GE Capital Real Estate, CCRE, CubeSmart, ExtraSpace Storage, Public Storage, Sovran Self Storage, Simply Self Storage, W.P. Carey, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital Group, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Heitman.

About Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, commercial real estate finance and for its global distribution platform.  Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 22 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Cantor Fitzgerald has approximately 1,600 employees serving clients through over 30 locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information please visit

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's 12,000 professionals operate 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. NGKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit

NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit

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