Clay Hammerstein has devoted his 35-year career to the representation of commercial real estate tenants throughout the United States. Recognized repeatedly by Los Angeles Business Journal, Real Estate Southern California, Real Estate Forum and Commercial Property News as one of the top brokerage professionals in the industry, Mr. Hammerstein provides strategic advisory and transaction implementation services to leading service firms and major U.S. and multi-national corporations.
Mr. Hammerstein co-founded CBRE’s Global Law Firm Practice Group, which has served over 77 of the top 100 law firms in the country. He has a deep knowledge of the legal industry’s evolving trends and unique space needs and advises many of the leading law firms globally on their occupancy strategies.
A creative dealmaker and skilled consensus-builder, Mr. Hammerstein has extensive experience representing some of the world’s most respected financial, consulting and creative firms including Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, State Street Bank, Credit Suisse, Netflix and Gensler.
Former Board Of Directors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, L.A. Chapter
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Science; Political Science
Colbert Coldwell Circle Member, top 3% of CBRE professionals worldwide (2003-2019)
Real Estate Southern California’s Annual Top Broker List (2004-2019)
Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Office Broker List (2007-2019)
Southern California Gas Company’s 350,000 SF renewal in Downtown Los Angeles
L.A. Care’s 350,000 SF headquarters relocation in Los Angeles
Steptoe & Johnson’s 250,000 SF headquarters assignment in Washington, D.C.
Loeb & Loeb’s 160,000 SF renewal in Century City
Waller Lansden’s 158,000 SF renewal in Nashville
Munger, Tolles & Olson’s 150,000 SF lease in Downtown Los Angeles
Fenwick & West 128,000 SF renewal in Mountain View
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Fenwick & West
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Loeb & Loeb
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Munger Tolles & Olson
Norton Rose & Fulbright
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Steptoe & Johnson
Specializing in Office Tenant Representation throughout Southern California and the Western US
CBRE’s Clay Hammerstein, Danny Rees, and Patrick Moody constitute one of the region’s premier occupier services team. The Los Angeles-based team offers a combined 78 years of unparalleled market experience and transactions. Supported by CBRE’s global real estate and technology platform, the partners are able to provide their clients with a full range of integrated services for both short and long-term strategies, including portfolio management; lease administration; lease negotiations; relocation, expansion or consolidation strategies; workplace strategy; financial modeling and lease versus own analysis; project management among others.