|Colliers is on a roll since coming together 24 months ago as a wholly owned entity instead of loosely affiliated companies.
|LA region managing partner Marty Pupil, whom we snapped last week in his Irvine office, tells us that together with his team (John Hollingsworth and Hans Mumper) they’ve already recruited 69 new professionals in the greater LA area. As a result, they’re more standardized, but they’re also trying to be less corporate—often tieless, as you can see. Marty just wishes he could join his 6- and 11-year-olds at French-speaking summer camp in Montreal. The Canadian native already knows the language, though he reports his kids are quickly gaining on him via Rosseta Stone.
|At Fashion Island’s R&D Kitchen we broke bread (or more literally hamburger buns) with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Healthcare Services EMD Garth Hogan, on a rare day he’s not flying to the likes of Atlanta, New York, or London chasing capital market and leasing opportunities in his superhot sector. Another thing keeping him active: four Eagle Scout sons, three college age, one who’s interning at Newmark’s local office. Oh, and his hobbies of boating, writing, sketching, and supporting the Pacific Symphony—which he urges all to go see this summer.
|Cresa principal Dave Willis and managing principal Pat Murphy look pretty button-down and ready for business. Truth be told, they will be headed off soon for the Cresa Real Estate Conference in late July at the famed Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs for the firm’s annual golf retreat with clients and significant others. They have an edge this year: The firm has not only been sponsoring PGA pro Brendan Steele—he will be giving them playing tips.
|You’ve heard of Father’s Day, but Father’s Summer is more like it for new Cassidy Turley regional managing principal Jonathan Larsen, whose 21-year-old son Chandler is interning in the downtown LA office. Jonathan, a 25-year Transwestern vet who ran its western region brokerage and served on its board of directors, just last month opened the office and tells us even with 10 new hires he’s looking to expand capital markets, office, and industrial, as well as Westside, the Valley, and OC—and aiming to be a $100M operation in five years. Chandler might be a good pick but he’s kind of busy in the morning (starting at 6 AM) as a red shirt senior tight end for USC.