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NAI Capital Hires Longtime Industrial Market Professional Jerry Gillman


Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, December 29, 2015– NAI Capital has hired seasoned veteran Jerry Gillman to oversee its Los Angeles South Bay operations in Torrance, Calif. Mr. Gillman will serve as Executive Vice President and Branch Manager, bringing with him more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His practice includes local and national corporate representation, investment sales, and strategic real estate advisory services. Having represented over 200 million square feet of industrial property transactions throughout his career, he will focus on building a South Bay industrial division and continue to serve his elite client base.

Mr. Gillman, previously served as Managing Director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he was one of the top produces in the South Bay office. He was ranked 1st for transactions in the manufacturing real estate sector. In 2013. He ranked 1st in his office and 3rd in the region. Over the past several years, Mr. Gillman has handled transactions totaling over 2.5 million square feet with a total consideration in excess of $150 million.

NAI Capital CEO Tim Foutz said, “Jerry and I both originally started with Grubb & Ellis and our relationship covers over 35 years.  I consider this a fantastic opportunity to work with him once again. This is a relationship business, Jerry is a well-respected broker and has well established relationships and ties to the South Bay business community. He is a tremendous addition to NAI Capital with his extensive market knowledge and history. His is focused and persistent by nature. We look forward to his contribution to the company.”

“Carpe diem. I made the move to NAI Capital for a better opportunity with an organization that is more responsive to me as a broker and to my client’s needs,” said Mr. Gillman enthusiastically.

Mr. Gillman began his commercial real estate career with Grubb & Ellis as a sales associate where he quickly rose up the ranks to Senior Vice President. There he was invited to join the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (S.I.O.R). During his initial tenure at Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Gillman was recognized as the top regional producer in 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998.

In 2000, Mr. Gillman joined Colliers Seeley International Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President and became a partner in the firm. While at Colliers Seeley, he was honored with the Circle of Excellence award in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005. Upon Colliers Seeley’s acquisition, Mr. Gillman rejoined Grubb & Ellis, becoming a member of the President’s Council in recognition of his significant financial achievement, high ethical standards and teamwork. He was retained in the merger between Grubb & Ellis and Newmark Knight Frank and was named Managing Director for his skill and leadership.

Mr. Gillman graduated from the California State University Northridge.  He is a former trustee with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation and continues to serve as President of the Palos Verdes Estates Parcourse Restoration Committee. He coached Pop Warner Football and is active in various community charity organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and watching college football.

Mr. Gillman is married with three children and three grandchildren. His wife Catherine is a retired kindergarten teacher in the Palos Verdes Unified School District. His two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay are both elementary school teachers. His son Blake is a Captain in the United States Army JAG Corps.


About NAI Capital

NAI Capital Company is one of Southern California’s leading full-service commercial real estate organizations, providing a complete range of transaction, valuation, investment, property management and consulting services. NAI Capital is one of the largest members of NAI Global, a premier real estate service network with 375 offices and 6,700 market leaders spanning the globe. By leveraging our local expertise with our global reach, NAI Capital offers innovative, customized solutions and seamless service to owners, corporate occupants and investors throughout Southern California. Since 1979, NAI Capital clients have built their businesses on the power of our expanding network. We are a dynamic growing commercial real estate company. At NAI Capital we work together putting our clients first.

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About NAI Global

NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global provides a full range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global network, Member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, online capital markets, title services and multifamily property management. C-III’s principal place of business is located in Irving, TX, with additional offices in New York, NY, Greenville, SC and Nashville, TN.  

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