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CBRE Expands Capital Markets Team in Southern California with Strategic Hire

Brian Russell Joins to Focus on Office and Life Sciences Investment Sales

San Diego CA— CBRE announced Brian Russell has joined CBRE Capital Markets as an executive vice president in Southern California.

Mr. Russell, who will focus on office and life sciences investment sales in San Diego and Orange County, complements CBRE’s existing team of institutional capital markets professionals in Southern California.

“Brian further fortifies our institutional trading business throughout Southern California. Domestic and international capital looks to Brian to shape and execute their investment strategies. His leadership skills and deep relationships with many of our professionals will prove synergistic for clients and CBRE,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE.

Mr. Russell joins from Eastdil Secured, where as a managing director he advised clients on the disposition of the most iconic office assets in Southern California. During a nearly decade-long commercial real estate career, he has been involved in over $30 billion in office, life sciences, multifamily, industrial and mixed-use transactions. Prior to beginning his career in commercial real estate, Mr. Russell had a successful 9-year professional football career, playing for several teams in the National Football League.

“CBRE is the leading full-service real estate platform in the industry. The depth of talented professionals across all business lines, combined with the exceptional flow of capital information domestically and abroad will enhance the services and value I can provide to clients,” said Mr. Russell.

CBRE has a market-leading presence in the life sciences, entertainment and media, and defense segments, all significant economic drivers in Southern California.

“Deep and coordinated market knowledge coverage across key markets in the region provides our clients with full perspective to base their investment strategies. We foresee immense transformation in capital placement and tenant needs; understanding multiple dimensions that Brian and our professionals at CBRE can provide will set our clients apart from others,” said Natalie Dahl, Capital Markets leader for the Pacific Southwest division.

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