Vice Chairman Healthcare, Alternative Real Estate Assets, Newmark Knight Frank

Chad Lavender joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019 and currently serves as co-head and vice chairman for the company’s Healthcare and Alternative Real Estate Assets platform. In this capacity, he is responsible for healthcare and seniors housing-related investment advisory and equity transactions throughout the United States. He also focuses on medical office buildings, hospitals, life sciences and biotech practices as well as other alternative real estate asset classes. With more than 11 years of commercial real estate experience, particularly in healthcare and seniors housing, Mr. Lavender has completed more than $15 billion in transactions throughout the United States.   

Mr. Lavender joined Newmark Knight Frank after serving as co-head of HFF’s National Healthcare Group for three years, preceded by four years as a senior managing director. While there, he focused primarily on seniors housing, and his team consistently ranked among the company’s top producers for five years. Prior to HFF, Mr. Lavender was an investment broker with the seniors housing group of ARA before the company was acquired by NKF parent company BGC Partners, Inc.