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In 1981, Mr. Knakal was hired by Coldwell Banker Commercial - now CB Richard Ellis - as a market research intern. He returned the following summer as co-leader of its summer market research group and in 1983, obtained his real estate salesperson license. He worked that summer at CB as an assistant to a senior broker. After graduation, he started as a full-time investment property specialist with CB's midtown Manhattan office.In 1984, Mr. Knakal collaborated with Paul J. Massey Jr. to establish a property sales group in Manhattan. They served as co-directors for the new specialization and in 1986, shared CB's prestigious top salesman award in New York. At that time, CB employed an average of 60 people in its Manhattan office. Mr. Knakal and Mr. Massey retained this top ranking until they left the firm in November 1988 to start their own business - Massey Knakal Realty Services. To date, Mr. Knakal has been responsible for the sale of more than 1175 buildings worth over $7.8 billion.