The region’s top commercial real estate brokers were honored Thursday by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation.
Twenty-six brokers were honored for the volume of their transactions in the SCV, as well as for their help in attracting firms to the region.
“The brokers are an integral partner to the EDC,” said Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the SCVEDC. “They have their finger on the pulse of the market and know which firms want to expand and which ones we can help.”
CBRE brokers Craig Peters, Doug Sonderegger, Jeff Woolf, Matt Mallers were specifically credited for a transaction the SCVEDC referred to as a big win for the valley and its residents.
Last year, in part, the brokers helped Logix Federal Credit Union make the final decision to relocate their headquarters to Santa Clarita, after being based in Burbank since 1937.
Logix executives Jody Evans and Phil Hart, who spoke at the event, also credited the greater business community - including officials from the city and county - for helping to make the decision to relocate to Santa Clarita an easy one.
Held at the College of the Canyons’ Institute for Culinary Education, the following brokers were recognized: NAI Brokers Bert Abel, John Cserkuti, Randy Cude, Yair Haimoff, Chris Jackson, and Todd Lorber; Tim Crissman of Crissman Financial; Jim Ebanks and Lauren Ebanks of Realty Advisory Group; John Erickson and Kevin Fenenbock of Colliers International; Trevor Gale and Jon Reno of Heger Industrial; Kevin Shannon and Ken White of Newmark Grubb; Nigel Stout of JLL-Burbank; and Kevin Tamura of Daum Commercial Real Estate.
In addition to the special recognition given to the brokers of the Logix deal, the SCVEDC also recognized Sam Glendon, Mike Bogle, Matt Dierckman, Richard Ramirez, and Robert Valenziano with CBRE.