Phillip joined CBRE in 2011, with more than 30 years' experience in the Downtown core, specializing in value-add, adaptive re-use, ground-up and creative tech. During the course of his career he has negotiated investment sales transactions totaling more than $5 billion in sales, and leasing transactions in excess of 4,000,000 square feet. Phillip is proud to represent the interests of such esteemed clients as Federal Reserve Bank, County of Los Angeles, Far East National Bank, Chase, The Hearst Corporation, American Red Cross, Bechtel Investment & Development, Operating Engineers Pension Fund, Downtown Properties, The Alliance for Children’s Rights, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, among many others. 2019 Interior Design – Power Grid L.A. voted Phillip the 2nd most influential broker in Southern California.
As Senior Vice President, Phillip was one of the founders who helped to start up Urban Investment within CBRE, Inc. With his knowledge as head of the Financial Services Asset Management Division for the Western Region of the Grubb-Ellis Company from 2008-2010 where his team underwrote and evaluated $3.4 billion in distressed debt for properties across the United States. Coupled with his vast experience from working at Julien J. Studley, Inc. and Newmark Capital Group. These experiences have helped him and the team to create an Investment platform focused on Office, Adaptive-ReUse, Mixed Use Development, and Land sales.
Senior Vice President of Grubb Ellis Co.
Managing Director of Julien J. Studley, Inc.
Managing Director of Newmark Capital Group
Graduate of Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing
Specializing in urban investment & leasing in the Greater Los Angeles area.
The Urban Group of CBRE
The Power of Experience
Downtown Los Angeles Foresight, Influence & Expertise
The Urban Group of CBRE is one of the most successful investment sales teams in Southern California. Focusing mainly in the Los Angeles region, the Urban Group, with over 110 years of collective real estate experience, has sold or leased over $4.7 billion, and 19 million square feet of commercial real estate; mainly in office sales/leasing, adaptive reuse projects and in mixed use land developments. During that time, we have developed a nuanced understanding of LA’s market trends, regulatory environment, tenants and landlords. This highly specialized skill set includes:
Certified insight into existing supply potential
A demonstrated talent for selling the market’s upside
Political leverage and community influence
Knowledge of global Capital drivers & requirements
From pioneering the development of downtown’s first major supermarket to selling the most valuable piece of development land in South Park, we have played an instrumental role in the renaissance of Downtown LA.
As a team comprised of top-producing brokers, banking board members, private capital experts and an MAI appraiser, CBRE’s Urban Group applies a comprehensive gamut of intelligence for competitive value-creation in Los Angeles. We transform existing supply to capture competitive demand in the following areas:
Representation of private capital and institutional funds