SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2015 — Transwestern today announces Rob Bagguley will relocate to San Francisco as executive managing director to assume leadership of the commercial real estate firm’s existing operations in the Bay Area. In this role, Bagguley will be responsible for overall strategy, business development, recruitment and financial performance. With a proven track record of leadership and innovation, Bagguley will grow the firm’s Bay Area presence and enhance the existing robust offering of best-in-class service to clients.
“Rob’s in-depth market knowledge from his extensive career in Northern California will be invaluable in executing Transwestern’s growth plans in this dynamic area of the country,” said Transwestern’s President │ Americas, Chip Clarke. “This strategic leadership change will provide a more determined focus in the Western U.S. as we continue to grow and expand our presence.”
Bagguley began his real estate career more than 40 years ago, more than half of which was spent in Northern California. Since joining Transwestern, he has held various leadership roles, including chief innovation officer and president of the firm’s Midwest region based in Chicago. As Midwest president from 2001 to 2011, Bagguley focused on recruiting top talent, growing the region from 24 to nearly 300 team members. He also spearheaded significant geographic growth by launching offices in the Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Louis markets.
“I am excited to join a group of talented Bay Area professionals who are dedicated to Transwestern’s unique culture and commitment to exceptional client service,” said Bagguley. “As one of the best performing markets in the country, San Francisco is attracting some of the most cutting-edge companies and individuals in the world. Ed Del Beccaro and his team in the East Bay have established a solid foundation in the area, and we plan to build on that momentum by recruiting top talent with a multi-generational approach to differentiate our service delivery.”
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 38 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.