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February 17, 2015

Kidder Mathews Now Totals Eight Sr. Brokers in its New San Diego Office

Kidder Mathews continues to grow its San Diego office with the addition of four more brokers. Mickey Morera, James Duncan, and Jeff Brown who are specialists in sales and leasing of industrial and R&D properties. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, all three were with Cushman & Wakefield. Jim Benson also joins the firm as an industrial specialist who was formerly with Cassidy Turley/DTZ.

As part of the firm's expansion plans for Southern California, Kidder Mathews announced a few weeks ago that it opened a San Diego office in Del Mar Heights. The firm immediately hired veteran brokers Ron King, Joe McDermott, and Robert Willingham, formerly with Cushman & Wakefield, along with managing partner, Mark Read, who joined after a long career with CBRE and Voit Real Estate. In addition, Kidder Mathews manages 800,000 square feet of biotech space in La Jolla.

"The pace of our growth in just a few weeks has be phenomenal," said Mark Read. "The attraction is attributable to a few things; the platform Kidder Mathews offers that no one else has, plus fantastic tools and resources, favorable commissions to the brokers (up to 90%), opportunity for ownership to all producers, and a lack of cumbersome corporate processes that many of our competitors employ."

Mickey Morera has been named executive vice president. He is a top producer with 28 years of commercial real estate experience. Over the course of his career, Morera has successfully negotiated leases and sales in excess of 25 million square feet with a total transaction volume of $2.5 billion. Clients he has represented include HCP Life Science Estates, CBRE Global Investors, Kilroy Realty, Westcore Properties, Ryan Companies, LBA Realty, KBS Realty Advisors, Kearny Real Estate, First Industrial Realty Trust, and LNR Property, LLC.

James Duncan is a senior vice president with 17 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has leased and sold over 9.5 million square feet of commercial real estate space with a total transaction volume of more than $882 million.

Jeff Brown has been named vice president. During his career, he has sold and leased over 1.2 million square feet with a total transaction volume of over $150 million.

Jim Benson has been named vice president and has over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate in North San Diego. During his career, he has sold and leased a total volume of more than $300 million.

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest independently owned commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with over 450 real estate professionals and staff in 10 offices in Washington, Oregon, and California. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, sustainability, and project and construction management services for all property types. The firm performs $3.2 billion in transactions, manages 30 million square feet of space, and conducts 1,300 appraisals annually. For more information, visit www.kiddermathews.com

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