John W. Weber - Vice Chairman

Atlanta, GA

John Weber is a vice chairman of Newmark Knight Frank, acquired in December 2014 by BGC Partners, Inc., and now a part of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. A founding partner of Atlanta-based Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Weber has been highly successful in commercial real estate within the Atlanta marketplace for almost 30 years. He is a veteran of the multhousing industry and has achieved recognition for investment sales dating back to 1989 and exceeding $9 billion. His ability to successfully market, broker and advise on multihousing communities throughout the southeastern United States has garnered him the designation as a Top Twenty Producer every year since 1993 in the Greater Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Weber was vice president of Julian LeCraw & Co., now Tribridge Residential,  where he was responsible for acquisitions and third party brokerage.  Before his tenure with LeCraw & Company, Mr. Weber was a controller with the Portman Companies for seven years.

Mr. Weber is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He resides in Atlanta and is a member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, the Buckhead Business Association, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and a former president and board member of the Northside Athletes Foundation.

William H. Shippen - Executive Managing Director

Atlanta, GA

A native of Atlanta, Executive Managing Director Bill Shippen has been a part of Newmark Knight Frank’s brokerage team since 1999. Mr. Shippen specializes in properties that are 20 or more years old as well as properties that require repositioning, re-tenancy and redevelopment; therefore, he works primarily with private and regional investors. Overall, during his tenure with Newmark Knight Frank, he has closed more than 200 transactions.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Shippen headed up the analytical department of the local investment brokerage firm of Bullock, Terrell & Mannelly. In this capacity, he oversaw the financial and market analysis of over 80 commercial transactions totaling more than one billion dollars. This experience has given Mr. Shippen a broad knowledge of the Atlanta and Southeastern real estate markets.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, Mr. Shippen moved to Asia and worked as a language instructor. Upon his return, he earned an Master of Science in real estate from Georgia State University and is a former president of the Real Estate Alumni Club, the largest of its kind in the country.

Scott Tyrone - Senior Managing Director

Nashville, TN

Scott Tyrone, senior managing director for Newmark Knight Frank’s Nashville operation, began his real estate career in Nashville in 1995 in the capital markets arena, first with Mellon Mortgage Company and then with FINOVA Realty Capital where he arranged financing consisting of equity placements, bridge loans, mezzanine debt, construction loans and long-term, fixed-rate debt. In 2000, after establishing a solid foundation in the financial arena, Mr. Tyrone began focusing exclusively on multifamily housing.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Tyrone was head of the multifamily division of Nashville-based Mission Property Company, a Cushman & Wakefield affiliate which subsequently merged with Colliers International in 2002 and was later renamed Cassidy Turley. Throughout his career, Mr. Tyrone has executed acquisitions, dispositions, developments and condo conversions for both institutional and private capital clients valued in excess of $500 million.

A native of New Orleans, Mr. Tyrone received a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he has resided now for over 20 years. He holds a CCIM and is an Ambassador to Centerstone.


Kym Seaborn - Director of Operations

Atlanta, GA

Kym Seaborn is the director of operations for the Atlanta office of Newmark Knight Frank and has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Ms. Seaborn began her career in real estate as director of marketing with Atlanta-based real estate developer, Southeast Capital Companies. During her tenure there she was responsible for the marketing and project management of multiple residential and mixed-use projects.

In her current role, Ms. Seaborn’s primary focus is overseeing the financial, personnel and corporate responsibilities for the Atlanta office of Newmark Knight Frank. She is also responsible for the management of the marketing, finance and graphic teams where duties include managing the production, timelines and schedules of all active marketing assignments, implementation of marketing strategies, management of third party vendors and consultants, management of closing preparation and documentation and general oversight of brokerage transactions.

Ms. Seaborn is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Science degree.