NEW YORK — Global commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark Knight Frank announced Michael J. Zucchero has joined the Global Corporate Services (GCS) team as global head of facilities management (FM). In this role, Zucchero will lead the FM functional business line, organize global operational and platform service delivery, and coordinate with the Client Solutions group to align NKF’s services to client business objectives.

Zucchero brings more than 30 years of experience, providing effective, decisive leadership in facilities management, construction management, facility support, project/program management, contract administration, operations and maintenance, real estate acquisition and management, and public works and facilities planning in the Department of Defense, health care, technology, telecommunications, financial services, life sciences, and other industries.

“We are delighted to bring someone as talented as Michael on board,” said Peter Doran, president, GCS. “He brings with him a myriad of experiences from his time as both an occupier and a service provider that will enable him to support our global team and serve our clients. Michael is a thoughtful, innovative, and results-oriented leader, and we’re looking forward to having him on the team.”

Commenting on his decision to join NKF, Zucchero said, “I am excited to join the growth-minded and innovative team at NKF and to collaborate with the other skilled professionals there to ensure quality and superior client service.”

Before NKF, Zucchero held prominent roles as a service provider at CBRE and Jones Lang LaSalle as well an occupier at Kaiser Permanente and the U.S. Navy – Civil Engineer Corps, where he retired at the rank of commander.

Zucchero is a professional engineer, certified facility manager, and LEED Green Associate. He holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (Cum Laude) from Ohio State University. For more information, visit