Meet Our Team


Rajeev Thakur
– Executive Managing Director, Seattle

Rajeev Thakur heads the Global Knowledge Center at Newmark Knight Frank. A management consultant by practice and an architect-urban planner by training, Rajeev brings together design, business strategy, economic development, and risk analysis to develop strategic insights and forecast possible futures for businesses and communities.

Dr. Melony Bethala

– Senior Research Analyst, Los Angeles

Dr. Melony Bethala is the lead researcher and content manager for the Global Knowledge Center. She is a qualitative researcher and analytical writer who turns disparate information into compelling stories. Melony has a master’s degree in writing and a PhD in English, a project for which she conducted interdisciplinary research on women’s rights in India and Ireland.

Adrianna Kowalczyk

– Market Research Analyst, Warsaw

Adrianna Kowalczyk is an economist and the market research analyst for the Global Knowledge Center. She conducts market research and data analysis, identifies market trends and develops industry insights. Adrianna explores a wide spectrum of current and new technologies affecting real estate and the future of work and has done extensive research on the application of blockchain technology.

Anna Piskorz

– Graphic Design Specialist, Warsaw

Anna Piskorz is the creative force behind the Global Knowledge Center. Anna is a graphic and web designer who transforms business information and abstract ideas into info-graphics, video presentations, and punchy marketing materials. Anna also manages the Knowledge Center website.

Karol Rybaczuk

– Business Research Analyst, Warsaw

Karol Rybaczuk is an economist and the business research analyst for the Global Knowledge Center. Using his experience in CRE research and economic analysis, he forecasts and analyzes future business trends. Karol has a masters’ degree in quantitative methods in economics, a background in investment banking, and also contributes to an economic forecast column for a leading financial newspaper in Poland.