Richard Gerakitis



Newmark Knight Frank
Global Healthcare Services 


Mr. Gerakitis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.


  • Healthcare Real Estate

  • Federal Healthcare Policy

  • Asset Monetization Strategies

  • Demand Forecasting


As an Associate with Global Healthcare Services (GHS), Mr. Gerakitis focuses on business development, strategic asset dispositions, transaction management and advisory services for the firm’s U.S. Healthcare Capital Markets Group. The Global Healthcare Services team advises over 200 hospitals, health systems and large providers nationally on growth, capital and real estate strategy and execution. The team has completed in excess of $2 billion in healthcare real estate transactions recently for providers, investors, developers and other institutions.

Mr. Gerakitis has 10+ years experience in healthcare policy/healthcare capital markets and has advised on over $200M in related transactions. His clients include multiple independent specialty groups, real estate developers and investors.

Partial List of Recent Transaction Experience

  • Achieved record local pricing for an independent, physician owned medical office portfolio in Virginia Beach, VA

  • Helped execute a tax advantaged sale of a hospital anchored portfolio in Belpre, OH

  • Assisted in a complex negotiation of a physician practice sale and lease term negotiations with a national hospital operator that facilitated a sale of a large medical office building in Binghamton, NY

  • Worked on multiple physician owned asset sales throughout the East Coast and Mid-West

Prior to NKF, Mr. Gerakitis developed his financial background at Southern Company, one of the largest energy providers in the United States. He had multiple roles as a budget analyst and within the treasury department. In addition, Mr. Gerakitis spent time serving as a legislative aide and legislative correspondent; gaining a working knowledge and familiarity with policy and program language, which is particularly helpful within the healthcare industry.

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