Ron Burkhardt joined Newmark Knight Frank in 1994 as a vice president of the Washington, DC, office. Now situated as a managing director in the firm’s West Los Angeles office, he continues to specialize in national tenant representation and corporate services, providing his clients with real estate-related professional and technical support. Mr. Burkhardt focuses on lease and purchase transactions including: facility acquisition, financial analyses, market research, lease negotiations and sublease representation.

Mr. Burkhardt is also a prominent member of NKF’s national non-profit division. In this capacity, he works with such clients as Autism Speaks, Inc., the California Society of CPAs, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and National Immigration Law Center. He has also represented corporate tenants such as, DeVry, Inc., Slalom Consulting, Net App Inc., Neutrogena and Woodside Natural Gas in their leasing requirements.


  • Chanje Energy, Inc.
  • Weinstock Manion
  • Autism Speaks, Inc. (National Account)
  • 211 LA County
  • John Tracy Clinic
  • Exceptional Children’s Foundation
  • Found Animals Foundation
  • Lido Advisors, LLC
  • Los Angeles Education Partnership, LLP
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • National Immigration Law Center (Los Angeles/Washington, D.C.)
  • Neutrogena
  • Rocket Fuel, Inc.
  • Anti Defamation League

Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Burkhardt was a senior leasing associate at Berens Asset Management Company, Inc. During his three years at Berens, Mr. Burkhardt focused on tenant representation and corporate real estate services. During his last year at Berens, he was recognized as the top producer in office leasing.

Mr. Burkhardt is the recipient of 2012 Social Sustainability® Champion Award and is the first corporate real estate director to receive this award, issued to those passionate about bettering the workplace and who lead with a social conscience. Individuals selected advocate a call to action in their fields of expertise regarding the importance of serving non-profit organizations locally and nationally and as stewards of the environment through efforts that mitigate climate change.

In addition, Mr. Burkhardt is a member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA). He also sits on the boards of Children Mending Hearts, New Horizons, The Nonprofit Advisory Council (NAC), Starlight Children’s Foundation (Global Finance Committee), ANEW Foundation (Advisory Board) and A World Fit For Kids.

Mr. Burkhardt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business at Roger Williams University.