Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Grubb & Ellis Expands Walnut Creek, CA Office Team

WALNUT CREEK, CA– Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, announced the industry veteran Scott Ellis has rejoined the firm as senior vice president, Office Group. He is joined by Trigger Reital and Brent Johnson, both vice presidents, Office Group.

“This is a group of professionals who together have a deep understanding of the East Bay commercial real estate market and are essential in helping to expand Grubb & Ellis’ presence in the local market as we continue to grow the company,” said Ed Del Beccaro, managing director, Walnut Creek.

With more than 30 years of experience, Ellis returns to the company after serving as senior vice president of Colliers International for the past 11 years. .

Reital also joins Grubb & Ellis from Colliers International and will specialize in the leasing and sales of office buildings in the Interstate 680 Corridor and tenant representation in the Highway 24 corridor.

Johnson returns to Grubb & Ellis from Kennedy Wilson, where he served as a managing director for two years.

Ken Shishido Joins Grubb & Ellis as Senior Vice President, Retail Group

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Ken Shishido has joined the company as senior vice president, Retail Group.

“With more than 27 years of experience, Ken brings many excellent relationships in the industry and will be a perfect fit for our local retail division as we continue to grow and expand the company,” said Greg May, co-managing director of Grubb & Ellis’ Orange County operations.

Shishido joins Grubb & Ellis from Lee & Associates, where he served as a principal for 15 years in Los Angeles County.

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Chester F. Allen of Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Awarded CCIM Designation

RALEIGH, NC– Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham, a leading Triangle real estate services firm, announced that Chester F. Allen, real estate advisor, has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by the CCIM Institute®.

Allen joined Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham in 2006. As a member of the company’s land team, he handles all aspects of buyer and seller representation and site selection services. He also specializes in industrial sales and leasing throughout North Carolina.

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