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SoCal Industry Roundup: CBRE to Allen Matkins Announce New Hires

HR&A Advisors also named a new CEO starting in January, and Mohr Partners hired a managing partner for industrial real estate


As the industry carries momentum through the end of the year, commercial real estate firms CBRE (CBRE), Allen Matkins and HR&A Advisors were among those that announced new senior executives to their Southern California operations.

CBRE has announced that Sean Conry will be senior managing director for project management in its Pacific Southwest division. It’s a step up for Conry, who led project management in Orange County and the Inland Empire.

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Conry will be based in Los Angeles, and he will be responsible for leading 13 offices in California and Arizona. Conry has more than 20 years of construction experience in retail, office, manufacturing and healthcare, and he joined CBRE in 2014. He previously worked as a general contractor and architectural and owners’ representative for companies like RJM Construction and Jokake Construction. 

Real estate law firm Allen Matkins announced the addition of environmental partner Dana P. Palmer to its L.A. office. Palmer will be a member of Allen Matkins’ environmental group. His practice focuses on air quality compliance, environmental issues and litigation, cost recovery, and challenges to agency decisions. He has experience dealing with regulatory agencies and navigating the permitting, compliance and enforcement processes.

Palmer previously worked with the California Lawyers Association’s environmental law section. The firm has offices in L.A., Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. 

Real estate advisor firm Mohr Partners, Inc. has added Sean O’Donnell as a managing partner for the industrial brokerage division for Greater L.A. O’Donnell will be based in the South Bay region. O’Donnell has been working in commercial real estate for nearly three decades, and previously worked with Newmark Knight Frank and Colliers. 

Another consulting firm, HR&A Advisors, announced that longtime partner and current president Eric Rothman will be its CEO starting in January. John Alschuler, who founded the firm and has served as chairman, will remain with the firm as a partner and chair of its board of directors. Rothman joined the firm 22 years ago. HR&A has offices in L.A., New York City, Dallas, Raleigh, and Washington, D.C.