Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hook McCullough New Face at Grubb & Ellis: Larry Emmons Rejoins Firm

SANTA ANA, CA – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that industry veteran Hook McCullough, (top right photo)  CCIM, CPM, has been named vice president, director, Private Capital Markets.

 McCullough joins from CB Richard Ellis, where he served private investors in the industrial, office and retail sectors, a position he held for 17 years.

At Grubb & Ellis, McCullough will leverage his more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience and extensive knowledge of the private capital investment sales market to further enhance the services Grubb & Ellis provides to investors.

The company’s Capital Markets platform, which includes industry-leading research, sophisticated technology and specialized practice groups, enables professionals to help clients attain the highest possible return on their investments.

“I’ve known Hook for many years and have worked with him in the private capital and investor world,” said Glen Esnard, middle left photo) president, Capital Markets. “He knows this market space and is tremendously passionate about it. With his direction, Grubb & Ellis is in an excellent position to build the best private capital investment platform in the industry.”

McCullough is based in the company’s Newport Beach, Calif., office. He will be responsible for directing Grubb & Ellis’ private capital investment brokerage business, including overseeing the company’s 31 brokers in the Private Capital Markets group. He will also focus on recruiting top-producing brokerage professionals in primary and secondary markets throughout the U.S.

Larry Emmons Rejoins Grubb & Ellis  as Senior Vice President, Investment Group

MIAMI, FL – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, announced today that Larry Emmons,  (middle right photo) SIOR, CCIM, a 23-year veteran commercial real estate investment brokerage professional, has rejoined the firm as senior vice president, Investment Group.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Larry’s decision to rejoin Grubb & Ellis,” said Jonathan Kingsley, (bottom left photo) managing director and executive vice president of Grubb & Ellis’ South Florida offices. “With his diverse experience on both the brokerage side and the investor side of the business, Larry brings a tremendous skill set and national relationships.”

Emmons returns to Grubb & Ellis following one year as a director in Marcus & Millichap’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group and four years with First Industrial Realty Trust, where he served as the senior investment officer in the Florida market and regional director in the Detroit market.

While at First Industrial, Emmons was responsible for acquisitions for the company’s industrial real estate presence in Florida. He was originally recruited to First Industrial in 2004 to oversee the company’s 6.5-million-square-foot portfolio in Southeast Michigan.

Before joining First Industrial, Emmons was a senior vice president in the Industrial Group of Grubb & Ellis’ Southfield, Mich., office, a position he held from 1999 to 2004. He also served in industrial brokerage roles at Colliers International and Hanzl, Kepic and VanLokeren, Inc., where he began his career in commercial real estate in 1987.

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