San Diego CA— CBRE announced on Monday that real estate law expert Thomas W. Turner, Jr. has joined the firm as a vice president and will specialize in the tenant representation of law firms, technology companies and other commercial real estate users throughout Southern California, with a focus on San Diego.
“Tom is widely recognized in San Diego as a leading commercial real estate attorneys, and we are thrilled that he is joining our occupier team”, said Executive Managing Director John Frager. “He is already widely recognized as a trusted advisor throughout the community. His new clients stand to benefit greatly from his extensive knowledge of both the law and the area’s commercial real estate landscape.”
Mr. Turner joins CBRE from the law firm of Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, where he was the managing partner, serving as the firm’s chief executive and chairing the Management Committee for 17 years. Both before and after his tenure as managing partner, Mr. Turner was the leader of the firm’s real estate team.
Throughout his 35-year legal career, he maintained his broad-based commercial real estate transactional practice, which included office, industrial, technology, resort, healthcare, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Mr. Turner focused on commercial leasing from the perspective of both landlords and tenants, including some of the largest transactions in the region.
“I am excited to step into the commercial real estate brokerage world and combine my real estate law insight and business perspective to create successful outcomes for my clients,” said Mr. Turner. “I am excited to be able to leverage CBRE’s amazing scope of services and offer my clients world-class resources to help them make the most-informed real estate decisions.”
Mr. Turner is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves as Board Chair of the National Conflict Resolution Center. He sits on the Board of Governors of the University Club and is a member of the Lawyers Club. He is also on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and is past president of both NAIOP San Diego and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. He has served on Malin Burnham’s Chairman’s Competitiveness Counsel and as president of both Home Start and the San Diego League.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, studied law at Oxford University and earned his Doctor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Turner has also been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions as a top commercial real estate lawyer.
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