New hires and executive moves from SoCal Real Estate’s August 2018 issue
JLL Augments Southwest Healthcare Team
JLL has added to its Southwest healthcare-services team with Bryan Lewitt as managing director, Chris Isola as EVP, Evan Lewitt, and Kellie Hill as senior associates, and Julia Dardick as client-services specialist. The team provides leasing, investment sales, and real estate strategies to hospitals, sub-acute facilities, senior housing developments, medical groups healthcare systems and owners of healthcare real estate in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.
Lewitt and his team are the latest additions to the firm’s expanding Southwest healthcare services practice. Mari Lederman and Katie McIntyre joined the practice in JLL’s Phoenix office in late 2017. Additionally, JLL acquired CLEO Construction Management a few years back.
The recent additions further strengthen JLL’s healthcare-services team in the Southwest, which also include healthcare real estate team experts Paul Braun, Chris Ross, and Kelly Moriarty in San Diego and Rob Perez, who oversees the firm’s healthcare-solutions group in the West region.
“The expansion of our healthcare services team in the Southwest remains a big focus for JLL,” says Peter Belisle, JLL Southwest market director. “With health services continuing to evolve, our clients have increasingly been in need of strategic real estate services and guidance. Bryan and his team are the perfect complement to our existing team in the region. We will continue to make opportunistic hires in the Southwest, seeking experts who provide value to our clients and who embody our culture of ethics and integrity.”
Lewitt brings more than 30 years of healthcare real estate experience with a focus on complex healthcare real estate transactions including portfolio optimization, built-to-suit development, real estate syndications and leases with equity. Throughout his career, he has completed transactions valued at more than $1.5 billion. He is currently a member of California Hospital’s Medical Centers Foundation Board of Governors and has been involved in various boards with Providence Healthcare Services, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Motion Picture Television Fund. He frequently serves as a speaker on healthcare real estate at industry conferences.
With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Isola has represented a broad range of healthcare organizations, with a focus on regional health systems, medical office building owners, and non-clinical occupiers. He currently serves on the Eisner Health Foundation Board and is an Endowment Circle member of the UCLA Ziman Center Real Estate Alumni Group.
Two First VPs at CBRE San Diego
Joe Yetter has returned and Matt LoPiccolo has joined CBRE’s San Diego as first VPs.
Yetter started his career at CBRE in 1986 and is an accomplished retail real estate professional with more than 32 years of experience. He rejoins CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield, where he specialized in retail leasing, investments, and land acquisitions throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.
LoPiccolo will focus on enhancing CBRE’s retail investment sales presence in San Diego. In his current role at CBRE, he focuses primarily on shopping-center investment sales within the $1 million to $25 million range. LoPiccolo will be representing all classes of clients including private client, private equity, developers, lenders, and corporate.
LoPiccolo joins the firm from Marcus & Millichap, where he sold more than $350 million retail assets and handled more than 1 million square-feet of retail transactions since 2011, ranging from single-tenant net-leased assets to credit-anchored shopping centers. He held the highest market share at Marcus & Millichap within grocery anchored transactions in California.
CCN Adds Land-Use Partner
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has added Sean Matsler as a land-use partner based in the firm’s Orange County office. Matsler brings 15 years of experience securing entitlements for myriad real estate clients to bolster the firm’s land-use practice.
Matsler’s practice focuses on securing entitlements for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional real estate development projects. He advises clients on some of the country’s most challenging real estate regulations such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Coastal Act, and local planning and zoning regulations.
Prior to joining the firm, Matsler was a land-use partner for global law firms. He was recognized with Public Counsel’s 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award, was named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers the same year ,and earned the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California’s 2009 Religious Liberty Award. Matsler earned his juris doctor from University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from University of California, Berkeley.
An active member of industry and community organizations, Matsler serves on the boards of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Orange County/Inland Empire, Building Industry Association of Orange County, and OC Marathon Foundation.
Principal Promotion at Ware Malcomb
Design firm Ware Malcomb has promoted Michael Petersen to principal, architecture in the firm’s Irvine, California–based headquarters office. In this role, Petersen is responsible for the overall leadership and growth of the firm’s commercial business for the Irvine office.
With over 25 years of experience as an architect, Petersen was most recently director, architecture, which encompasses the firm’s commercial, healthcare, science, and technology studios. He is a key member of Ware Malcomb’s management team and oversees these specialized teams in the Irvine office.
Petersen joined Ware Malcomb in 2012 as director, healthcare design, and has successfully grown and expanded this practice to include not only medical office buildings and tenant improvements but also higher acuity projects such as outpatient surgery centers.
“In addition to being a gifted architect, Mike has proven to be a strong leader at our firm,” says Jay Todisco, EVP of Ware Malcomb. “He has not only spearheaded the growth of key segments of our commercial business, including healthcare design, but he also helped implement a new management structure for the overall team to operate more efficiently. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion to principal.”
A licensed architect in the State of California, Petersen attended the architecture program at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, and continues to serve as a member of its Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board. Petersen is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Southern California and Inland Empire chapters.