Cushman & Wakefield today announced the expansion of its Sacramento operations with the addition of six leading brokerage professionals. Ron Thomas, Kevin Partington, Bruce Hohenhaus, Chris Schwarze, Mark Tabak and Sean Mullen were all previously with Colliers International.
"We are pleased to welcome a group of such distinguished brokerage professionals to Cushman & Wakefield," said Joe Cook, Executive Vice President and Northwest Area Leader for Cushman & Wakefield. "These individuals comprise the top office leasing team in Sacramento, and with the addition of their talent Cushman & Wakefield will provide our clients with an expanded level of service in Northern California."
The team has consistently ranked among Colliers top brokerage professionals nationally and is frequently recognized for its success, having most recently won the honor of Top Office Sale for Northern California SIOR in 2010. The team's 2010 notable transactions include representing: Harsch Investment Properties in an 180,000-square-foot, 10-year lease with tenant ACS Healthcare; KBS Realty in an 80,000-square-foot, eight-year lease with the State of California and GSV Rancho Cordova in the 112,000-square-foot, long-term lease to HealthNet of California. Since the formation of their Capital Region Office Specialists (CROS) Team in 2003, the partnership has generated more than $21 million dollars in commission revenue for Colliers International.
"Sacramento is home to many institutions and corporations who require a full-service and global-reaching platform to meet their real estate needs," said Mr. Thomas, who has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an Executive Director. "Cushman & Wakefield's premier brand and reputation will allow our team to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients."
"The addition of this accomplished team underscores our commitment to recruiting best-in-class talent," said Jim Underhill, Cushman & Wakefield's CEO, Americas. "The team's collaborative approach to serving clients will greatly expand our presence in Sacramento."
Mr. Thomas will assume the responsibility of managing Cushman & Wakefield's Sacramento office, in addition to his role as a brokerage professional. Chris Strain, who stepped down from his management role at the end of 2010, will remain with Cushman & Wakefield as a broker continuing to focus on tenant representation.
With more than 16 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Thomas has completed more than 1,000 transactions totaling 11 million square feet. Mr. Thomas was consistently ranked among the Top Five brokerage professional in Collier's Sacramento office, and was named the No. 1 Office brokerage professional in 2003, 2005 and from 2007 - 2010. He received his bachelor's degree in Real Estate and Finance from California State University, Sacramento.
Mr. Partington has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Director. For the past 16 years he has specialized in office leasing and investment sales, consistently ranking as one of the Top Five brokerage professionals in Collier's Sacramento office. In 2010 he completed more than 65 transactions totaling more than 768,000 square feet. From 2007-2009, along with Mr. Thomas, he shared the ranking of No. 1 office brokerage professional in Collier's Sacramento and Roseville offices. Mr. Partington received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside.
Mr. Hohenhaus has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Director. Before joining Colliers, he began his real estate career in 1978 as Vice President of the Lee Sammis Company, specializing in office and industrial leasing and investment sales. While at Colliers he was named Top Producer in the Sacramento office for 10 years, and No. 1 producer in the U.S. for five years. He received a bachelor's degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento.
Mr. Schwarze has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Director. He has been involved in the commercial real estate industry for more than 10 years, specializing in office leasing and sales. Mr. Schwarze received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.
Mr. Tabak has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Associate. He began his real estate career with an investment brokerage firm raising private equity for developers, before joining Colliers where he focused on tenant representation and landlord advisory services. Mr. Tabak is received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mr. Mullen has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining Colliers in 2008, where he focused on tenant representation and project management, he spent several years in the sales and operations management industries.