CBRE Retail Investments Team Joins Kidder Mathews

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Ken McLeod, Alex Vasquez, and Patrick Ylagan have joined Kidder Mathews in Los Angeles. McLeod and Ylagan will be based at the firm’s El Segundo office, while Vasquez will work from the newly opened San Fernando Valley location. The team was previously with CBRE in West Los Angeles and specializes in retail investment sales throughout Southern California.

Ken McLeod joins Kidder Mathews as a senior vice president, with over 25 years of commercial real estate experience focusing on retail properties and shopping centers. Over the course of his career, he has completed over $1 billion in transactions. McLeod has represented a broad array of institutional and private clients, both nationally and globally. Before joining Kidder Mathews, he spent 11 years at CBRE. Prior to that, he was with Grubb & Ellis (now Newmark) for fourteen years.

Alex Vasquez joins the firm as a vice president. He has over 25 years of industry experience, specializing in the sale of retail properties with a focus on exclusive representation of sellers. He brings a unique perspective on commercial real estate, as he previously served as an urban planner with the City of Santa Clarita. Before Kidder Mathews, Vasquez was on a team with McLeod at CBRE for eight years.

Patrick Ylagan is a senior associate at Kidder Mathews. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2015. Previously, he was at CBRE for nearly eight years, where he focused on investment sales with Vasquez and McLeod.

“We are excited to join the Kidder Mathews team,” said McLeod. “Its rapid growth, the entrepreneurial client/broker centric culture, and top-notch resources made it an easy decision for me and my team. The Kidder Mathews platform will allow us to deliver best-in-class service to our clients.”

“This team is a significant retail investment team in the Greater Los Angeles market and Southern California in general,” said Jim Kruse, Regional President of Brokerage for Greater Los Angeles. “They have proven themselves for years in the private market and institutional realm. We are fortunate to have them, and they will certainly benefit from our platform.”

About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 900 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, asset services, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $12 billion in transactions, manages 53 million square feet of space, and conducts over 2,600 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kidder.com.

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