In the first quarter of 2022 Kidder Mathews recruited an impressive roster of 15 brokers to join its Greater Los Angeles offices, continuing the firm’s rapid expansion in Southern California.
This announcement follows last month’s news that prominent LA industry leader Jim Kruse has been tapped as Kidder Mathews’ Regional President of Brokerage for Greater LA. Kruse oversees recruitment, strategic business pursuits, and client relationships at offices in downtown LA, Century City, El Segundo, and Pasadena.
“After just five years in Los Angeles and over 50 years in business, Kidder Mathews has established itself as a force in the commercial real estate industry on the West Coast. Our strategic growth plan includes continuing the expansion of our SoCal local experts to address the unique needs of our clients,” said Kruse. “The firm has a platform that is incredibly attractive to professionals and successful for hiring both individuals and teams of brokers. Over my career, I’ve worked with most of the major brokerage firms in LA, but Kidder’s privately held status, outstanding culture, and award-winning marketing support is what really makes Kidder so compelling.”
Recent new hires:
Darin Beebower and Mark Ventre joined the Century City office as Executive Vice President and First Vice President, respectively, leading a multifamily team with Associates Arian Rejaei and Dakoda Iversen. Over Beebower’s nearly 30-year career, he has completed more than $2.5 billion in sales. Ventre has sold over 4,700 apartment units and 85 acres of development sites since 2007, representing over $1 billion in value.
Jay Martinez joined the Century City office as Senior Vice President leading an investment sales team with Associates Connor MacLeod and Michael Criswell. Martinez has more than two decades of experience in commercial real estate and has completed more than $775 million in transactions. He specializes in exclusive seller representation of investments and development sites throughout LA County.
Darin Spillman joined the Century City office as Senior Vice President specializing in multifamily and retail investments. He has been in the industry for 20 years and has closed more than $750 million in sales throughout LA County.
Kelly Betpolice joined the Century City office as Senior Vice President specializing in investment sales. He has a decade of expertise in high-density housing, self-storage sales, film studio leasing and sales, and mixed-use product types throughout Greater LA.
Michael Jones joined the El Segundo office as Senior Vice President. He brings more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, specializing in office leasing and development. He was formerly with Cresa and has expertise in complex lease transactions and acquisitions, build-to-suits, and managing national corporate lease portfolios.
Scott Rosenberg joined the El Segundo office as Senior Vice President specializing in multifamily properties. He brings over 15 years of experience in Los Angeles multifamily investments, closing more than 200 transactions valued at nearly a billion dollars.
Casey Lins and Barak Cassilly work as a team in the Downtown LA office as First Vice President and Associate, respectively, specializing in multifamily investments. Lins brings over 10 years of experience in multifamily properties including ground-up developments.
Kevin Hekmat, associate, joined a multifamily investments team led by Senior Vice President, Michael Monempour, in the Century City office.
Alex Cordova, formerly with Marcus & Millichap, is an associate who joined a retail net lease investment team led by Senior Vice President, Josh Berger in the Century City office.
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast and has been rapidly growing its presence in LA and the Southern California region over the past 5 years. The firm now boasts 21 West Coast offices in five states, including 13 in California.
While other commercial brokerages have been consolidating into larger publicly held firms, Kidder Mathews remains privately owned by its brokers and key employees and continues to capitalize on this trend by offering its unique platform to attract top talent. The platform is built on an efficient management structure with award-winning marketing, support services, and commission splits significantly more favorable to brokers. The firm offers the opportunity for brokers and key employees to become shareholders.
Kidder Mathews has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company in America six times, achieving the magazine’s Honor Roll status. In addition, the firm boasts 77 Best Workplace awards companywide and over 500 top rankings and awards from national and regional publications.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with 900 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, asset services, consulting, project and construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $10.9 billion in transactions, manages 62 million square feet of space, and conducts over 2,600 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kidder.com.