SoCal Industry Roundup: Hires Increase as Economy Reopens


As Southern California reopens and more people receive coronavirus vaccinations, real estate companies are making internal moves to prepare for an expansion. 

Brokerage firm NAI Capital Commercial announced John S. Archibald and Guillermo Olaiz joined its Pasadena office as executive vice presidents. Archibald has more than 33 years of experience in leasing, sales and acquisitions in Southern California. Olaiz has more than 15 years of experience, and specializes in investment, owner-user sales and ground-up development.

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Architecture firm HGA announced that David Rosenfeld joined as associate vice president for the Southern California region, where he’ll lead business development in health care and technology. Rosenfeld brings 20 years of experience, and was most recently business development director for SmithGroup.

Advisory firm Bellwether Asset Management has hired Greg Fink as managing director and head of business development. He was most recently head of capital markets at L.A.-based Champion Real Estate. 

CREDE, an Orange County commercial real estate development and construction management company, hired Jon Moyer as vice president of acquisitions. Moyer spent more than seven years in Hawaii as director of investments for Alexander & Baldwin, a $2 billion publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). He also previously worked for a private debt and equity platform in Los Angeles, as well as Arden Realty, a $3 billion REIT focused on suburban office investments in the Western U.S. Moyer will focus on acquisition of multifamily and industrial properties at CREDE.

Tim Cromwell also joined CREDE as a strategic development director. Cromwell has more than three decades of experience in hospitality, retail and multifamily markets, in which he served brands like Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Neiman Marcus and more. He was previously at R.D. Olson Construction and Hopkins Development

Cody Wagner also joined the team as a project manager for the construction division. Prior to joining CREDE, Wagner was previously with Irvine Company, where he oversaw reinvestments and redevelopments.