Ric Russell has joined Kidder Mathews in San Francisco as Executive Vice President and Shareholder. He brings over 35 years of experience specializing in the sale of multifamily properties and residential development projects throughout Northern California. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Russell spent nearly 20 years at Cushman & Wakefield in San Francisco and Oakland, where he served as Executive Managing Director. In tandem with his career as a broker, he is a licensed attorney.
Russell has represented institutional and private buyers and sellers, completing hundreds of transactions. His recent sales include a 200-unit development site, a 152-unit apartment project, and a 12-unit building in San Francisco.
Russell was a top producer and board member at BT Commercial. He managed the multifamily and net leased divisions, in addition to advising the company on legal matters. When BT partnered with other private firms to form Cassidy Turley, he was closely involved in its creation and management.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be part of Kidder Mathews and contribute to its growth in Northern California,” said Russell. “It is the largest privately held commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, but it still treats brokers and clients like family. The fact that they are independently owned and plan to stay that way is unique in the industry and part of what I see as the firm’s overall success.”
Kidder Mathews continues to grow its presence in Northern California and the Bay Area, following recent rapid expansion in Southern California. In October 2022, Kidder Mathews tapped prominent Bay Area leader David Nelson as Regional President of Brokerage for Northern California and Nevada. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, he was Regional Manager of Marcus & Millichap’s San Francisco, East Bay, and North Bay markets.
“Kidder Mathews gains an exceptional talent in Ric, a perennial top producer who is widely known and well respected in the commercial real estate community,” said Nelson. “We look forward to him being part of our ongoing success as we continue to grow in the Bay Area.”
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.