Brooks Pedder to Lead Cassidy Turley’s Walnut Creek Office

Firm Also Adds Respected Local Market Professionals Tony Binswanger and Bo Harkins

WALNUT CREEK, CA – October 13, 2014 – Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Brooks Pedder, SIOR has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director in Walnut Creek.

In his new leadership role, Mr. Pedder will be assuming sales managing duties and responsibilities.  In addition, local market service professionals Tony Binswanger and Bo Harkins have joined the firm’s Walnut Creek office as a Senior Vice President and Associate, respectively. All three professionals specialize in office and industrial properties within Contra Costa, Solano and Napa counties.

“Brooks is an industry-leading professional who brings high-caliber leadership, experience, knowledge and credibility to this position,” said Greg Moss, Regional Managing Principal, with Cassidy Turley in Northern California. “We are confident in his ability to lead our Walnut Creek office and further enhance our local market presence. Tony and Bo are talented service providers and add great value and depth to our team. All three professionals exemplify the quality talent we continue to attract in supporting our effort to be the best real estate services firm.”

Mr. Pedder stated, “I am honored in being selected to lead Cassidy Turley’s Walnut Creek office, and am also thrilled that Tony and Bo have elected to come aboard. Cassidy Turley is comprised of talented, dedicated, and passionate professionals who value and are well-recognized for delivering gold level full-service solutions to clients.”

Whiff Collins, who will transition from the leader of the firm’s Walnut Creek office, said, “I am pleased to pass the leadership baton to Brooks. He brings a tremendous skillset to this position and will do great things for us as a leader. I enjoyed my opportunity to lead this office the past several years and am proud of our achievements. I look forward to the road ahead, continuing my leadership role in the East Bay Office Division and committing more time and energy to my valued clients as a services provider with Cassidy Turley.”

Mr. Pedder began his real estate career in 1985 with Norris, Beggs & Simpson specializing in industrial and office property in Solano County and Contra Costa County. He joined the Galbreath Company’s East Bay/North Bay Region in 1994 where he consistently ranked within the top three in California in total production. He most recently worked at Colliers International, where he served at the managerial level and as a broker since 1997.  In his almost 30 year career, Mr. Pedder has leased or sold in excess of 45 million square feet.

After helping manage a 10 million square foot commercial property portfolio at Garaventa Properties early in his career, Mr. Binswanger joined Colliers International in early 2009. There, he came to represent over 2 million square feet of commercial properties in just his first six months. His project leasing business grew to more than 6 million square feet of commercial properties, in addition to his involvement in approximately 3.5 million square feet of leasing/sales transactions. Mr. Harkins is in his early years in the business, and he does a lot of work in collaboration with Mr. Binswanger.

About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 4,000 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $25.8 billion in 2013, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 24,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Please visit for more information.

Cassidy Turley announced in a press release on September 22 that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (the Consortium that agreed to acquire DTZ), to sell 100% of the equity interests of Cassidy Turley. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is dependent on Cassidy Turley’s combination with the operations of DTZ Group (DTZ) to create a global, full-service commercial real estate services company. The Consortium’s acquisition of DTZ is currently scheduled to close in early November 2014. The acquisition of Cassidy Turley is expected to close on December 31, 2014.

Cassidy Turley provides regional real estate services in Northern California. With 13 Northern California offices and a 400-member team, our Northern California market leadership is demonstrated by completion of over 3,950 transactions, totaling $6.0 billion in 2013.


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