Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of SCVEDC at the annual Power Brokers Breakfast, which honored 18 top commercial real estate brokers on April 18, 2019. Courtesy of SCVEDC.

SCVEDC honors top commercial real estate brokers

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced the top commercial real estate brokers active in the area at its annual Power Broker Breakfast.

On April 18, brokers, civic and community leaders gathered at College of the Canyons to honor those with the most transactions for their investment in helping businesses find the right location.

“Brokers are important partners with SCVEDC and we work closely with them to bring new jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley,” Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the corporation, said Friday. “Our Power Broker Breakfast recognizes those brokers who had the most activity in SCV during 2018.”

A total of 18 individuals received recognition, representing six commercial real estate companies based in and around the SCV.

They are: Tim Crissman, ReMax/Crissman; Ron Berndt, Daum Commercial; Kevin Tamura, Daum Commercial; John Cserkuti, NAI Capital; Chris Jackson, NAI Capital; Todd Lorber, NAI Capital; Randy Cude, Spectrum CRE; Andrew Ghassemi, Spectrum CRE; Yair Haimoff, Spectrum CRE; Matt Sreden, Spectrum CRE; Matt Dierckman, CBRE; Sam Glendon, CBRE; Craig Peters, CBRE; Richard Ramirez, CBRE; Doug Sonderegger, CBRE; Christopher Erickson, Colliers International; John Erickson, Colliers International; Kevin Fenenbock, Colliers International.

Those honored closed in on more than 618 transactions, with collective footage of about 21.4 million square feet, according to data from the SCVEDC.

“Their impressive performance reflects the fact that new development projects have come online, and the Santa Clarita Valley is a destination for a growing number of businesses looking for land, modern facilities and a business-friendly environment,” Schroeder said in a statement.

The corporation also awarded Peters with “Transaction of the Year” for Phase 1 of Needham Ranch, a 52 net-acre land sale between Highway 14 and downtown Newhall, and valued at more than $135 million. The overall 135-acre project currently considered the most significant industrial project in Los Angeles County.

“My team and I are honored to be acknowledged for ‘Transaction of the Year’ by the SCVEDC for Phase 1 of the Center at Needham Ranch. The transaction was the culmination of over 20 years of work by many people.” Peters said in an email Friday, also acknowledging teamwork from Trammell Crow and Clarion and the city of Santa Clarita.

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