Kidder Mathews Expands in Greater LA, Opening New Office in San Fernando Valley

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Kidder Mathews has opened a beautiful new office in the San Fernando Valley, continuing the firm’s rapid expansion in Greater Los Angeles. The office is located at 15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1440, in the City National Bank building in Sherman Oaks. It is situated in a prime location directly next to I-405, within blocks of popular shopping and dining destinations.

Kidder Mathews has had tremendous growth in Greater LA, led by President of Brokerage Mark Read and Regional President Jim Kruse. In the last year, the firm added nearly 100 new brokers across its 20 West Coast locations, including 43 in Greater LA. The new space in the San Fernando Valley will allow for additional recruiting. Five new hires have joined the office, along with nine brokers who have chosen to relocate from the firm’s surrounding locations.

“While our competitors are cutting back, laying off, and their stock is down, Kidder Mathews is growing and continues to pay 90/10 commissions,” said Read. “Our stock value continues to increase, and we’re paying dividends. Our top brokers and those joining our expansion see the value of our broad-based broker and employee ownership, which creates a different culture than our publicly traded competitors.”

“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.”

New hires joining the San Fernando Valley office

Joe Bellavia is a vice president and investments specialist with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, he was with CBRE in LA.

Ryan McKenzie, CCIM is a vice president with 15 years of experience, specializing in industrial sales and leasing in Southern California.

Jack Roney is a vice president and industrial specialist with nearly a decade of industry experience. Before Kidder Mathews, he was with Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE.

Jordan Fischer is a vice president and multifamily specialist. Prior to Kidder Mathews, he was with Marcus & Millichap in Encino, where he was one of the top producing brokers under 30 years old.

Austin Grant is an associate and multifamily specialist representing landlords and tenants throughout Los Angeles, working with Executive Vice President Josh Luchs.

Kidder Mathews is the fastest growing indep­endently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 900 real estate professionals in 20 offices including the San Fernando Valley, Century City, Downtown LA, El Segundo, and Irvine. The company is known for its strong marketing and research support, streamlined management structure, opportunity for all brokers to become shareholders, and industry-leading commission splits. As a result of the attractive culture, the firm has garnered 548 awards from various regional and national publications, including 82 Best Workplace honors.

In tandem with the new opening, Kidder Mathews is merging its Pasadena and Downtown LA offices to create dynamic synergy.

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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