NG ACRES Welcomes Investment Experts McSean Thompson & Sam Bechthold
Newmark Grubb ACRES (NGA) is excited to welcome the Summit Senior Housing Advisors (SSHA) group, McSean Thompson and Sam Bechthold. SSHA are industry leaders in senior housing investment sales in the Intermountain West and will play a critical role in furthering the success of Newmark’s market-leading investment division.
“This team will be a wonderful addition to our company and with their industry expertise are sure to strengthen the investment division exponentially,” said Mike Falk, President and CEO of NGA. “With their experience and Newmark’s renowned platform, they will further expand our service offerings for our clients.”
McSean has consulted with dozens of operators on how to implement operational improvements and has closed over $75 million in transactions in the last 36 months. He has extensive experience in data science and analytics, having completed a five-year engagement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates; he became passionate about caring for the senior population while volunteering at a senior housing facility while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University.
Sam is a healthcare real estate professional with a wide range of experience in brokerage, asset management and senior housing operations including business development and investment analysis. Sam got his start in healthcare real estate management as a senior investment analyst and asset manager at Welltower (formerly Health Care REIT), where he was responsible for an $865 million portfolio of senior housing assets. He received a master’s degree in real estate finance and development from Cornell University and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah.
“Leveraging NGA’s technology and data platform will allow them to offer best-in-class services to their clients that are unmatched in the senior housing investment arena,” said Nick Wood, Managing Director of NGA.
Newmark Knight Frank is recognized by NREI as the fourth highest producing platform nationally with a global transaction volume of over $100 billion in 2016. Locally, NGA’s investment division holds 40% of the market share. Our investment specialists provide clients with sophisticated consulting and transaction services, taking an asset through its entire lifecycle and every contingency. We
are a full-service brokerage with a full range of services including asset sales, sale-leasebacks, leasing, asset management, valuation,
due diligence and consulting.