Mark Read, Kidder Mathews Southwest regional president of brokerage, has been recognized for making the San Diego Business Journal’s 2020 SD 500 The Most Influential People in San Diego list. The list focuses on influential people in San Diego who are making a significant impact on the local business community, as compiled by the SDBJ’s newsroom, reporters, and editorial team. They selected business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of the number of jobs, key products/services, or experts who raise the level of the industry in San Diego, and those who lead the business community.
Read joined Kidder Mathews in 2015, opening the firm’s first office in the Southern California/Southwest region in San Diego, with three senior brokers. Within five years, he led the growth of the San Diego office from three to 42 brokers and added eight more offices and 125 brokers in Southern California and Phoenix.
Since the opening of Kidder Mathews San Diego office, Read has been involved in the firm’s aggressive West Coast growth strategy and the expansion of operations throughout Southern California. The firm now has nine offices in Southern California, and it is the fastest-growing independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 800 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Nevada.
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, the 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 culture, Kidder Mathews has been named a Top Workplace in San Diego by The San Diego Tribune and a Best Place to Work in San Diego, three years in a row, by the San Diego Business Journal. In total, the firm boasts 53 Best Places to Work Awards from multiple 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 800 real estate professionals and staff in 22 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 $9 billion in transactions, manages over 70 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,600 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kidder.com.