Glendale, Calif. (October 17, 2018) – Commercial real estate firm, Kidder Mathews, announced it has opened an office in Glendale, California and has recruited five local brokers. This marks the firm’s seventh Southern California office to open in the past three years.
The new hires include:
Bill Boyd has been named an executive vice president and partner in the firm. He is a veteran with over 37 years in the commercial real estate industry. Boyd is an office specialist and has participated in transactions totaling more than $3 billion in value, and he has leased more than 6 million square feet of office space throughout the Los Angeles area.
Linda Lee has been named an executive vice president and partner in the firm. She is an office specialist and has worked in the commercial real estate industry for over 18 years. Lee holds the CCIM designation and has been involved in transactions totaling over $1 billion in value. Lee has been featured in the nationally published real estate Forum as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” and “Top 40 Under 40” commercial real estate professionals.
Dennis Slattery joins Kidder Mathews as a senior vice president. He is a veteran with over 40 years in the commercial real estate industry. Slattery specializes in the selling and leasing of industrial, R&D, retail, and office properties in Southern California. His career experience includes project management and development responsibilities for several office, neighborhood shopping center, and industrial projects surpassing 7 million square feet. Clients he has worked with include Target, Nortel Networks, City National Bank, and Wells Fargo.
Scott Unger joins Kidder Mathews as a senior vice president. He is an office specialist and has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nine years. Early in his career, he was honored by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as Rookie of the Year as the top commercial real estate professional in the region.
Lauren Nesmith joins Kidder Mathews as a senior associate. She specializes in office tenant and landlord representation.
Boyd, Lee, Slattery, Unger, and Nesmith all come to Kidder Mathews from the Tri-City office of Charles Dunn Company.
“We are extremely excited to be joining Kidder Mathews. Their unique and highly entrepreneurial platform will allow us to focus on our business and the in-depth supportive services they provide will help us to best assist our clients in the years ahead,” said Boyd.
“We see a tremendous opportunity to expand our services in the Tri-Cities (Glendale, Pasadena, and Burbank) to support our clients who do business there. We are very enthusiastic about the future with this group of highly experienced professionals to build our office around,” said Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, Kidder Mathews’ executive vice president of brokerage, Greater Los Angeles.
Kidder Mathews is the fastest growing independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 700 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Nevada. As part of the firm’s strategic growth plan, in the last three years, it has opened seven offices in Southern California including Glendale, San Diego, Carlsbad, Orange County, Inland Empire, Commerce, El Segundo, and a new office is scheduled to open in downtown Los Angeles in a few weeks.
Kidder Mathews attributes its fast-growing success to its unique platform, and to the national trend of consolidation in the commercial real estate industry among publicly held firms, which is typically not favorable to professional service providers. Kidder Mathews is a privately held firm that is known for its strong marketing and research support, a streamlined management structure, opportunity for equity for its professionals, and a commission structure that is considerably more favorable to its brokers than its competitors. Due to the attractive environment, the firm boasts 43 Best Places to Work Awards in various publications in California, Washington, and Oregon.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 700 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $7 billion in transactions, manages over 50 million square feet of space, and conducts 1,500 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kiddermathews.com.