BBG Bolsters Presence on West Coast
- Apr 03, 2017
San Francisco—BBG has acquired two Integra Realty Resources offices in Northern California, one in San Francisco and one in Sacramento.
With the acquisition, BBG now has 22 offices nationwide and a workforce of 262 employees. Last month, BBG acquired Los Angeles-based Abergel & Associates and in September 2016, it acquired Denver–based Commercial Valuation Consultants.
“Growing capacity in California has been a top priority for us and this move in Northern California, along with our recent acquisition in L.A., enables us to better serve our clients across the state,” Chris Roach, BBG’s CEO, told Commercial Property Executive. “As important as the geographic move was for us, the people that make up these offices are what truly excites us.”
BBG appointed Jan Kleczewski as senior managing director of the San Francisco office, Scott Beebe as senior managing director of the Sacramento office and Arthur Leck as managing director of the Sacramento office.
Kleczewski, who has more than 30 years of industry experience, founded IRR’s San Francisco office in 2002. Prior to that, he was the principal of valuation firm Kleczewski & Associates and served as an assistant vice president and regional manager of Realty Services International.
Beebe, a 30-year industry veteran, held the same position at IRR’s Sacramento office before joining BBG. Prior to joining IRR, Beebe was a principal at Morgan, Beebe and Harper.
A 25-year veteran of the industry, Leck served as managing director at IRR’s Sacramento office. Before that, he worked as a partner at Morgan, Beebe and Harper.
According to Roach, they each have an excellent reputation in their respective markets and bring a diverse set of loyal clients, along with unparalleled local market knowledge.
“Culturally, these offices are a great fit for BBG. Led by three of the best valuation specialists in these markets, Jan, Art and Scott have built a great team,” he said. “They have a loyal client base and understand the value of customer service and professional integrity. The principals in these offices share our vision in establishing an independent national valuation platform. They understand the importance of this and appreciate the value add for the client.”
As part of this transaction, Brady Barbier was appointed managing director and co-national practice leader of institutional business. Barbier, along with BBG’s senior managing director Marc Nassif, will lead this practice.
Barbier had served as director and managing director of IRR’s San Francisco office prior to joining BBG.