Tuesday, September 21, 2010
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2010) – Grubb & Ellis Securities, Inc. today announced that senior vice president Lavea Lancaster-Thomas (top right photo) has been named head of the firm’s National Accounts department. Lancaster-Thomas joined Grubb & Ellis in 2007 to oversee national accounts efforts with broker-dealers based in the western United States.
“Since joining Grubb & Ellis Securities, Lavea has demonstrated professionalism and made tremendous strides in strengthening existing broker-dealer relationships and in establishing new ones,” said Richard Arnitz, (lower left photo) president and chief executive officer of Grubb & Ellis Securities. “She is a key member of our team, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her assume greater responsibilities with our broker-dealer business partners.”
Lancaster-Thomas joined Grubb & Ellis from a national sponsor of private real estate investment programs, where she created and developed the firm’s broker-dealer relations department and served as its director. Her efforts produced a tiered system to categorize broker-dealers and prioritize them in order to assess the level of focus and resources required to properly serve their needs. This system has since been adopted by a number of investment program sponsors.
“As head of our National Accounts department, my priority is to ensure that we serve as true partners with our broker-dealers,” said Lancaster-Thomas. “Our goal is to provide them with tools that they can use to grow and improve their business, which will in turn help Grubb & Ellis do the same.”
Lancaster-Thomas is a graduate of Boise State University and is a registered general securities principal.
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