Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Colliers International Recruits Gregory J. Maradei to its Downtown Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES, CA – Colliers International, the second largest real estate services organization globally, has recruited Gregory J. Maradei (top right photo) to its Downtown Los Angeles office.

Maradei specializes in representing tenants in the Downtown Los Angeles office market and has represented major clients for 18 years. He will serve as vice president.

“Greg’s extensive business background combined with his experience working with corporate clients makes him a great resource and addition to our Greater Los Angeles region,” said Martin Pupil (middle left photo) regional managing director for Colliers’ Greater Los Angeles operations.

Maradei started his commercial real estate career in Downtown Los Angeles representing tenants in 1994. Since then, he has represented clients such as Texaco, Shell Oil Company, Deloitte and Touche, Marcus & Millichap Commercial Real Estate Company, and Insurance Services of America on lease negotiations and other transactions.

 “Greg offers unique experience that would benefit a wide spectrum of clients,” said Hans Mumper (lower right photo), managing director of Colliers DTLA office.

 Prior to his commercial real estate career, he was a United States Marine Corps Officer who served as a detachment commander in the Gulf War and a Xerox sales executive where he sold and implemented hardware and software solutions for clients including Boeing, Microsoft, Genie, and University of Washington.

 “Colliers has the strongest platform of services within a highly responsive and entrepreneurial culture,” said Maradei.

 Maradei received his B.A. from Old Dominion University. He also attended United States Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate School, and Marine Officer Basic School and Xerox University.

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HFF arranges $17.7 million financing for five-property northern Dallas industrial portfolio

DALLAS, TX – HFF announced today that it has arranged $17.7 million in financing for a five-property industrial portfolio totaling 667,702 square feet in northern Dallas.

HFF worked exclusively on behalf of Crow Holdings to secure the fixed-rate loan through MetLife Real Estate Investments.  Loan proceeds were used to acquire the properties.

The portfolio consists of multi-tenant office/warehouse and distribution facilities that are 92 percent leased to tenants including Xerox Corporation, Freed’s Furniture, Bunzl Distribution, Tohatsu America Corporation and All American Flooring. 

The properties included in the portfolio are:  2005 Valley View Lane, 4650-4654 Nall Road, 4700 Nall Road, 4720 Simonton Road and 4490 Alpha Road.

The HFF team representing Crow Holdings was led by managing director John Rose (top right photo). 

Crow Holdings has raised $3.0 billion of equity in real estate ventures since issuing the first of its five investment funds in 1998. 

Crow Holdings actively acquires existing properties and development parcels of all types both independently and with operating partners.

  Crow Holdings currently oversees a portfolio of existing assets and assets under development totaling over 8.8 million square feet of retail, office and industrial properties, approximately 7,000 multi-family units, more than 2,100 hotel rooms and approximately 2,000 acres of lot development through its real estate private equity funds.

John W. Rose, HFF Managing Director, (214) 265-0880,                                        jrose@hfflp.com
Kristen M. Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing, (713) 852-3500,                                      

The Emmes Realty Services Completes 49,110-SF Lease with Jacobs at The Michelson in Irvine, CA

IRVINE, CA – EMMES Realty Services, an affiliate of the EMMES Group of Companies, a privately-owned real estate investment company, has completed a 10-year lease with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) 49,110 square feet of space at The Michelson (top left photo), a landmark 533,000-square-foot high rise office tower located at 3161 Michelson in Irvine, Calif. 

The new space will be used as the company’s regional Orange County office.

Eric Olofson and Rick Kaplan of Cushman & Wakefield represented Jacobs. EMMES Realty Services was represented by Robert Shibuya.

Located in the heart of Orange County at the southeast corner of Jamboree Road and the 405 Freeway,

The Michelson is a 19-story tower offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, San Gabriel Mountains and Orange County skyline, and is currently more than 80 percent leased to several high profile tenants including Hyundai Capital America, Bryan Cave, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig Systems Source and Jones Day. 

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

Since 1992, The EMMES Group of Companies on behalf of its affiliated entities, capital partners and investors, has acquired and managed more than 35 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and multifamily property types.

 The company's current portfolio includes encompasses nearly 10 million square feet located in 19 states. Learn more at www.emmesco.com.

Contact: David Ebeling, Ebeling Communications, (949) 278-7851,