San Francisco, Calif. (September 6, 2018) – Kidder Mathews announced today that Eric Luhrs has been recruited to oversee their Northern California and Nevada regions as the executive vice president of brokerage. In his new role, starting September 11th, he will lead the firm’s San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Sacramento, Roseville, and Reno offices, with a focus on strategic business development and recruitment of top brokerage talent for the firm.
Luhrs has been in the Bay Area commercial real estate industry for more than 30 years and has been involved in over 20 million square feet of investment sales and lease transactions. His background includes asset management leadership roles with both Equity Office Properties and Panattoni Development, as well as providing advisory and consulting services to commercial real estate developers and owners in the Bay Area.
“Eric is a great addition to our firm. He has all the attributes for this role that we have been looking for in our search,” said Kidder Mathews CEO and Chairman Jeff Lyon. “Eric brings deep industry expertise, and his connections in the commercial real estate industry and business community will help expand the Kidder Mathews brand in the region,” said Lyon.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be part of Kidder Mathews and to help contribute to their growth in the Northern California markets,” said Luhrs. “The fact that they are independently owned and plan to stay that way is unique in the industry and part of what I see as critical to the firm’s success, and it is what differentiates them from other publicly held brokerage firms,” he said.
Kidder Mathews is a full-service commercial real estate firm with a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types.
Kidder Mathews opened its first Bay Area office in 2006 in downtown San Francisco quickly followed by Redwood Shores and Silicon Valley, with more recent expansions in Sacramento and Roseville. In addition to the firm’s Northern California growth, the firm has recently opened several offices in Southern California, now boasting 12 offices in California from San Francisco to San Diego. With a total of 20 offices and over 700 professionals, Kidder Mathews has become the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast.
While other commercial brokerages have been consolidating into larger publicly held firms, Kidder Mathews continues to capitalize on this trend by offering its unique platform to attract high-caliber professionals. Kidder Mathews’ platform is built on a flat and efficient management structure with commission splits that are significantly more favorable to its brokers. They offer sophisticated marketing support, and the opportunity for every employee to become a shareholder.
Kidder Mathews has been named a Fastest-Growing Private Company in the United States five times by Inc. 5000 Magazine. Other notable rankings and awards for which they have been recognized include Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms list by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Sacramento Business Journal, a Best Workplace by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, and a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group. Overall the firm has received 352 top rankings and awards by West Coast and national publications.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 700 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $7 billion in transactions, manages over 50 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,500 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kiddermathews.com.