MATTHEWS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES™ APPOINTS EL WARNER TO SERVE GROWTH IN INSTITUTIONAL SHOPPING CENTER TRANSACTIONS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – February 17, 2016 – Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a leading brokerage firm specializing in commercial real estate transactions for institutions, developers and private clients today announced the appointment of El Warner as National Director of Shopping Center Business. Effective this month, Warner, alongside company Chairman and CEO Kyle Matthews and Managing Partner Patrick Toomey, will lead the shopping center institutional services group to meet the growing demand from the nation’s largest commercial real estate institutions. Warner will also help build a shopping center private client group on a national level, in addition to a specialized debt asset resolution team (D.A.R.T.) to serve private clients with their near-term debt maturity.
“We are excited to welcome El onboard to better serve our shopping center clients and look forward to how he will help facilitate business growth,” said Kyle Matthews. “Our ability to leverage off our existing network of relationships combined with El’s understanding of how to grow a national private client group makes him a great addition to our team. His experience as a mortgage broker, commercial real estate appraiser and high-performing sales broker gives him a unique skill set perfect for the creation of our debt asset resolution team.”
Previously at Colliers International, Warner closed $1 billion in transactions in the last five years including the company’s largest transaction in Southern California in 2011, the largest retail transaction in Southern California in 2014, and a record-breaking price-per-square-foot transaction for a grocery anchored shopping center in 2015 earning him a spot on the prestigious “Emerging Leaders” list published by GlobeSt’s Real Estate Forum Magazine. Prior to joining Colliers, Warner served as a Certified General Appraiser at CBRE, a designation he still holds today.
“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to bring my passion for serving institutional clients to a firm with best-in-class technology, transaction management, financial analysis, sales processes and professional marketing,” said Warner. “I ultimately chose to be a part of this team because I believe that in every generation, there is a group of strong professionals who have the ability to change the industry with creative execution, purposeful intention and strategic capital reinvestment. Matthews has assembled that group, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
About Matthews Real Estate Investment Services:
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ is the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage firm, ranked #1 in annual retail sales and recognized as an industry leader in shopping center, NNN retail, multifamily, portfolio disposition and 1031 Exchange transactions. Defined by a culture of passion and innovation, clients experience unrivaled execution and an unprecedented level of teamwork. Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ is comprised of specialized divisions including Matthews Retail Advisors™ and Matthews Multifamily Advisors™. The firm is headed by Kyle Matthews, Chairman and CEO, is headquartered in El Segundo, CA and serves clients throughout the United States and Canada.
Learn more at www.matthews.com.