East Bay

Richard Knutson, CCIM - Senior Managing Director

License CA: 00831650
Emeryville, CA


Richard Knutson is a senior managing director with ARA, A Newmark Company’s Emeryville office, serving professional and institutional apartment investors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Knutson has successfully closed a broad array of transactions, including over 200 sales involving over 14,000 multihousing units and transaction volume in excess of $1.7 billion. Mr. Knutson was previously with Newmark Cornish & Carey’s multihousing division for six years.

Prior to joining Newmark Cornish & Carey, Mr. Knutson co-founded Premier Apartment Advisors, formerly the East Bay office of Moison Investment Company. Mr. Knutson began his real estate career with the Oakland office of Coldwell Banker Commercial as an apartment investment specialist in 1982, where he earned the Top Rookie and Top Five Producer honors during his 15 year tenure.


  • Bentall Residential US
  • Berkshire Group
  • Carmel Partners
  • Essex Property Trust
  • Fairfield Residential LLP
  • Fowler Flanagan
  • GC Enterprises
  • Kennedy Wilson Multifamily
  • Madison Park Financial
  • Matteson Real Estate Equities
  • Pacific Property Company
  • Rutherford Investments
  • The John Stewart Company
  • The Martin Group
  • The Related Companies of California
  • U.C. Berkeley Foundation


Chair, Director, Oakland Strategic Plan, 1994 – 2000

Oakland Economic Development Advisory Commission, 1995 – 1997

Long Range Planning Committee Chair, Executive Committee Chair, California Association of Realtors, 1992 and 1993

Director, President, Oakland Association of Realtors, 1985 – 1993

Realtor of the Year, Oakland Association of Realtors, 1986

Returned Volunteers Association, United States Peace Corps

Mr. Knutson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas where his concentrations of study were real estate and finance. He received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1987 and is a licensed California real estate broker.

Anthony Pappageorge - Senior Managing Director

License CA: 01505044
Emeryville, CA


Anthony Pappageorge is a senior managing director for ARA, A Newmark Company specializing in the marketing and sale of multifamily properties located throughout Northern California, with an emphasis on the East Bay markets within the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Mr. Pappageorge represents both private and institutional clients and has completed multiple NNN exhanges. Additionally, Mr. Pappageorge has experience in the sale of self-storage properties, closing transactions consisting of more than 2,000 units. He had previously been with the multifamily division of Newmark Cornish & Carey for six years.

Prior to joining Newmark Cornish & Carey, Mr. Pappageorge was a salesperson with Premier Apartment Advisors in Alameda, where he specialized in the marketing and sale of multifamily properties located in his core market. Before beginning his real estate career, he was an events coordinator for a record label company, an intern with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and an investigator for the Washington D.C. Public Defender’s Office.

Mr. Pappageorge received his undergraduate degrees from George Washington University, where he completed a triple major in philosophy, psychology and photography. He was awarded a scholarship to attend law school at Golden Gate University and is currently completing coursework to receive the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation (CCIM).


  • Pacific Urban
  • Essex Property Trust
  • Madison Park Financial
  • Grupe
  • ADHC