BURLINGAME, CA–June 4, 2012–Jeff Rohn, a commercial real estate sales professional in the Bay Area has been named Managing Director of the KW Commercial Peninsula Office, a division of Keller Williams Realty Peninsula Estates.
Jeff’s vast experience and 27 year career in the Silicon Valley and National Commercial Real Estate market includes tenant representation and asset acquisition and disposition. Most recently, he served as a Senior Vice President at Grubb & Ellis, where he served as an Executive Committee member of the National Clean Energy Practice Group and headed the Northern California Clean Energy Group. Prior to Grubb & Ellis, he was Chief Operating Officer for Wayne Mascia Associates (now known as Kidder Mathews), a Silicon Valley full service brokerage firm. For six years prior to WMA, Jeff worked in various real estate capacities at Cisco Systems, including Manager of United States and Canadian Real Estate.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff join KW Commercial, and with his leadership, excited about the possibilities of expansion throughout the Bay Area, from the city down to the South Bay”, says Partner and Executive Operations Manager VJ Darakdjian. “We feel that KW Commercial represents the natural evolution of brokerage. We’re only in our third year of existence, but like Jeff, as more and more high-caliber brokers continue to embrace our business owner model, it’s not surprising that we’re on the growth trajectory that we’re on.”
“I chose KW Commercial because of its reputation for integrity, its agent-centric business model and the opportunity for commercial referrals from its 80,000+ residential and commercial agents,” says Rohn. “My first order of business is to hand-select talented Director-level brokers to lead the various commercial disciplines within our division. With such an impressive residential history, I am thrilled to be able to make my mark with the company on the commercial side.”
“Our goal is to attract the very best in the commercial real estate industry to KW Commercial and clearly Rohn meets this standard of excellence in the Bay Area marketplace. KW Commercial offers associates unparalleled career growth and lifelong training opportunities, coupled with technology, marketing tools, and resources to serve their clients at the highest level. Furthermore, last year, the company’s per agent productivity (in units closed) increased year over year, by 19 percent. The average gross commissions earned per agent also increased by more than 16 percent,” said Buddy Norman, president of KW Commercial.
KW Commercial Peninsula Office, located at 1430 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA was launched in 2012. KW Commercial is the fastest growing commercial brokerage in the nation, aligned with the 2nd largest residential brokerage in the nation. Although born in a down-market, KW Commercial has growth to over 1,000 brokers nationally in less than three years. Approximately 10% of those brokers belong to other California offices that are operated in part by the same ownership group that has now launched the Peninsula office.
To learn more about KW Commercial, call VJ Darakdjian at (650) 627-3778 or visit www.kwcommercial.com.