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Brooks joined CBRE in 2024 as Vice Chairman, specializing in leasing industrial and logistics properties within Contra Costa, Solano, and Napa counties, representing landlords, tenants, owner/users, and institutional investors.

Brooks has leased or sold over 100 million square feet of building space and sold more than 4,000 acres of industrial land or business parks across Northern California. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Pedder was Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where he was top producer for the past four years and a Top Ten Industrial Producer Nationally.

Brooks began his real estate career in 1985 with Norris, Beggs & Simpson specializing in industrial and office property in Solano, Contra Costa, and Napa Counties. He joined the Galbreath Company’s East Bay/North Bay Region in 1994 where he consistently ranked within the top three in California in total production. He also served as Executive Managing Director and Board Member at Colliers International, where he was a top-performing broker from 1997-2014. He most recently was Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield from 2014-2024.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of California Berkeley

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Solano Economic Development Corporation, Chairman
  • California Department of Real Estate

Awards

Society of Industrial and Office Realtor (SIOR) Awards Norther California Chapter (most recent)

  • 2016
    Top Land Sale
    Top Flex/R&D Lease
  • 2017
    Top Industrial Sale
    Top Industrial Lease
  • 2018
    Top Office Sale Large Market
  • 2020
    Top Industrial Sale Large Market
    Top Land Sale Large Market
  • 2022
    Top Industrial Sale Large Market
  • 2023
    Top Industrial Lease Large Market
    Top Industrial Land Sale Large Market