November 25, 2013
DTZ names Thomas Taylor Executive Vice President and Managing
Director of its Orange County, CA office
Costa Mesa, CA: DTZ announced today that the firm has appointed Thomas Taylor, formerly an Executive Vice President at Transwestern to lead DTZ's Orange County office as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. Mr. Taylor will be an important member of DTZ's Southern California team that also includes a strong and expanding presence in the Downtown and West Los Angeles offices as well as in Orange County.
Senior Associate Anya Ostry is also joining DTZ from Transwestern. Anya will focus on one-off occupier clients in
Mr. Taylor is an industry veteran who spent 26 years at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (formerly Grubb & Ellis) where he was twice awarded the Excellence in Brokerage Award; the highest honor bestowed upon any broker. He was also ranked Top 10 in Grubb's number one office in the nation 15 times. During his long tenure with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Mr. Taylor headed up the National Banking Practice Group, supervising all facets of multi market tenant advisory services in all 50 states. He has represented a diverse group of occupier clients and served as the transaction lead for over 2,000 offices of Wells Fargo's home mortgage operations and oversaw lease negotiations for many of Wells Fargo's large western U.S. processing centers.
At Transwestern, where, in addition to focusing on tenant advisory leasing for prominent financial services companies throughout the country, he was also a member of Transwestern's Board of Directors.
Mr. Taylor's strengths lie in his thorough understanding of banking regulatory concerns and the inner workings of financial institutions. He sits on the board of a community bank with offices in California and Nevada and has established himself as an expert in commercial real estate for many banks throughout the West.
"My goal is to aggressively grow the Orange County office both in the number of brokers and revenue," Mr. Taylor stated. "DTZ is the right platform to build a substantial Southern California brokerage presence." The Orange County office also has a strong Capital Markets team led by Executive Vice President Mario Mexia, a veteran deal maker.
Tom received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Westmont College and completed graduate work in political philosophy at Claremont Graduate School. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Plaza Bank 2005-Present,
and has won numerous industry awards and honors, including the Society of Industrial And Office Realtors (SIOR)
Largest Transaction Award for 2006; an Excellence in Brokerage Award in 2001 and 2011; and was named to the
Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence (Top 5 percent of Producers) in multiple years, 1987-2011
"DTZ is in a period of rapid growth and expansion in all regions of the country," said Greg Schementi, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Occupier Services/Tenant Representation. "The growth of our Orange County office is vital to our success State-wide. Tom Taylor's knowledge, his proven leadership capabilities and client experience in Southern California, particularly within the banking and financial sectors, will help us achieve our goals for the region."
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Taylor
Executive Vice President
+ 1 714 415 6210
Media please contact: Richard Lindberg +312 424 8172
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