Monday, September 27, 2010

Curtis Paul Joins Grubb & Ellis as Senior Vice President, Office Group

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 27, 2010) – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Curtis Paul (top right photo), an 18-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, has joined the company as senior vice president, Office Group, effective immediately.

 Paul will focus on agency leasing and tenant representation in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

 “Curtis has developed an excellent reputation with owners as well as the commercial real estate community at large, and he’s known for the experience and talent he brings to his clients,” said Paul Adkins (lower left photo), executive vice president and managing director of Grubb & Ellis’ Washington, D.C. and Baltimore offices.  “He makes a tremendous addition to our team and will serve to expand our leasing business.”

 Paul joins Grubb & Ellis from Newmark Knight Frank, where he was a managing director responsible for office leasing.  Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank in 2004, Paul spent eight years as a leasing representative with Vornado/Charles E Smith Commercial Realty, where he was responsible for leasing a 2.5 million-square-foot office portfolio.

 Previously, he spent two years as a leasing representative with Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, after beginning his career with Colquitt-Carruthers, Inc., in 1992.

 Contact:  Erin Mays, Phone:  312.698.6735                       

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