Newmark, a prominent player in the world of real estate advisory services, boasting a presence in nearly every major city across the globe, relies heavily on adaptable and dynamic partnerships to offer comprehensive property management solutions. Anthony Venezia, Newmark’s Property Manager, highlights the significance of forging meaningful partnerships rather than mere vendor relationships, stating, “In my line of work, you need a go-to company that you can become a partner with, not just a vendor relationship, but a vendor partnership.”
In the realm of renovation and modernization projects, Newmark has been actively involved, with AFA Protective Systems, a subsidiary of Pavion Company, standing as a steadfast ally in safeguarding the security and safety of these properties.
Venezia underscores the rarity of their trust in AFA, saying, “We’ve been very fortunate because AFA was one of the few vendor partners that we have that we kept and didn’t look to go out and rebid the services.” This unwavering trust in AFA’s capabilities mirrors the high confidence that Newmark places in the collaborative vendor partnership.
Venezia further emphasizes, “A majority of the prospective tenants who walk through the space really are keen on security, life safety, and the fact that I’m able to say AFA is our vendor partner makes my job a lot easier because it’s almost like we are able to sell the building and sell the space knowing that quality partners like AFA are on site and maintain this beautiful building.”
Anthony Venezia’s strong conviction lies in the concept of building partnerships rather than adhering to traditional vendor relationships. AFA Protective Systems has emerged as the quintessential partner for Newmark, primarily due to its ability to adapt and expand its services to meet the distinct requirements of commercial real estate operators. AFA’s unwavering dedication to a robust partnership has resulted in the delivery of value-added services that set them apart within the industry.
AFA’s capacity to provide a wide spectrum of fire and life safety services aligns seamlessly with Newmark’s diverse property management needs. This holistic approach simplifies the process and diminishes the necessity to engage multiple vendors. AFA is fully attuned to the evolving landscape of the real estate industry and collaborates diligently to address unique challenges.
The partnership between Newmark and AFA Protective Systems stands as a testament to the success that can be achieved when a vendor transforms into a true partner. AFA’s comprehensive fire and life safety solutions, coupled with their adaptability and commitment to compliance, have positioned them as an indispensable asset in Newmark’s property management portfolio.
The fruitful collaboration between these two entities underscores the critical importance of selecting the right partners in the commercial real estate sector and underscores the added value that AFA brings to the table.
Venezia concluded by stating, “AFA, like Newmark, a global leader in the industry, provides best-in-class services. We were very fortunate to partner with them to accomplish this wonderful repositioning of this beautiful building. With their help, the project wasn’t only completed on time and within budget, but it truly presented a Class A fit for any future tenant.”