Sunday, May 1, 2011

Simon D. Clark Named Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis’s San Mateo, CA Office

SANTA ANA, CA – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Simon D. Clark (top right photo), MRICS, has been named senior vice president, managing director of the company’s San Mateo office, effective immediately.

 “Since joining Grubb & Ellis, Simon has achieved great success in helping renowned companies achieve their real estate goals,” said Shawn Mobley, president, Brokerage Services.

 “He has developed a reputation in the local market as a leader in his specialty and I believe that as managing director he will draw on this experience to continue to grow the San Mateo office and the company’s presence in the market.”

Clark, who joined the company’s Office Group in 2001, has represented clients in leasing nearly 1.8 million square feet of space and has been recognized as a top producer multiple times.  In 2010, he was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Top 5 Producers out of nearly 75 brokerage professionals. 

Previously, he spent two years as a general practice surveyor of Catella Property Consultants, based in London, U.K., where he was property consultant specializing in office and retail leasing, lease renewals, appraisals and rent reviews.  He began his career in 1991. 

In addition to Clark’s appointment, Seth McKinnon (middle left photo), vice president, has been selected to lead the company’s Investment Services group in San Mateo and Mike Davis (lower right photo), vice president, was selected to lead the office’s Industrial Group.

McKinnon joined Grubb & Ellis in 2007 and has closed transactions valued in excess of $500 million throughout his nine-year career, $135 million of which were closed over the past 18 months. 

 Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis in January 2010, Davis spent nine years with Coldwell Banker Commercial, where he began his career in 2001 and was consistently named a top producer, earning the company’s Circle of Distinction recognition every year. 

Contact: Julia McCartney, Phone: 714.975.2230                                     

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