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Amid sexual harassment allegations against him, Michael Arnold joins NAI Capital

He is now the director of NAI’s SoCal tenant consulting group
By Hannah Miet | May 08, 2017 06:50PM

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold has joined NAI Capital’s West Los Angeles office as a director and executive vice president of tenant consulting for the Southern California region, a representative of the firm confirmed on Monday.

Arnold, who was a longtime managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, left the firm in November 2016, sources said.

In April, the Daily Mail reported that a former NGKF employee under the alias “Jane Doe” filed a massive lawsuit against the brokerage, alleging sexual harassment. The suit named Arnold as well as senior executives John Picard and David G. Kutzer.

“Mike looks forward to enhancing an already strong platform that will reflect his vision for future tenant representation,” the NAI representative said, adding that Rick Gold, senior executive managing director of NAI’s West L.A. office, had been trying to recruit him for several years.

Tara-Jane Flynn, an attorney representing Arnold, said he had not been officially served with the “Jane Doe” lawsuit, which was filed in April in Superior Court. Attorneys for Jane Doe could not immediately be reached for comment.