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SRS Real Estate Partners Opens New San Diego Office

Continuing the rapid growth seen over the past year and a half in Southern California, SRS Real Estate Partners is pleased to announce the opening of their San Diego office, and the addition of three new brokers to anchor the team. Joining the San Diego team as part of the National Net Lease Group (NNLG) are Sam Hanna as senior vice president, and Bryan Raphaelson as associate, who will provide advisory services for investors of single-tenant and net lease properties in San Diego and across the nation. Michael Lagazo joins the San Diego office as vice president, and will provide tenant and landlord services as a part of SRS’ Southern California team. The San Diego office will provide SRS’ clients expanded coverage along the West Coast and marks the twenty-first SRS office in the U.S.

Formerly a director in Marcus & Millichap’s Net Lease Properties Group, Sam Hanna has more than 12 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has closed nearly $300 million in transactions, and is consistently ranked as a top producer by local industry publications and within the companies where he has worked. Bryan Raphaelson, also formerly of Marcus & Millichap, has a background in single-tenant industrial properties, and kept a pulse on the current condition and forecasted direction of the industrial marketplace. As part of the NNLG, he will focus on single-tenant and net lease retail property advisory. The duo will be supported by an in-house transaction coordinator along with marketing efforts through the NNLG headquarters in Newport Beach. The National Net Lease Group now has dedicated team members in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and San Diego, and has grown to more than 20 professionals located throughout the nation. Two other professionals were recently added to the NNLG team, with Mike Sullivan joining in the Chicago office, and Kenneth Guerrero joining in the Newport Beach office, both as senior associates.

Michael Lagazo joins SRS with more than 13 years of experience working with retail REITs. He is regarded as a well-rounded retail specialist, and will focus on tenant and landlord representation. Over the course of his career, Lagazo has completed over 700 transactions and has been involved in an array of leasing projects. In recent years he has worked in dual roles with SVN out of San Diego as well as the in-house real estate representative with Aldi working on their roll-out in Southern California. His network includes some of the most influential developers and real estate brokers in the market. Lagazo’s presence in the San Diego office rounds out the team and allows SRS’ newest location to serve clients in all facets of commercial real estate, from retailers and landlords, to investors and owners.

SRS has been able to recruit some of the most recognizable and talented retail real estate experts in Southern California. The team has grown to more than 35 individuals, including new additions to the highly acclaimed National Net Lease Group, the Investment Properties Group, and boasting some of the top tenant and landlord representation brokers in the market. The Newport Beach teams are highly regarded and well respected within the industry and internally within the company. Many of SRS’ top producers belong to the Newport Beach office, and as they grow their teams with valuable professionals, they will continue to make a mark on the retail real estate industry.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Sam and Bryan, both of whom come to us highly recommended from mutual clients. Their track record will broaden our reach and exposure in the marketplace and most importantly, they bring the collaborative approach that will enhance our culture of cooperation,” said Patrick R. Luther, managing principal for the National Net Lease Group and Investment Properties Group. “Their depth of relationships and contacts will only create more opportunities for our existing and target clients.”

“Expanding our footprint in SoCal has been a top priority, and we couldn’t be happier with the addition of Michael Lagazo to our team and the San Diego office. He is a true retail professional with deep market knowledge and experience that will greatly enhance our coverage in SoCal and the level of service to our clients,” said Garrett Colburn, executive vice president and market leader of SRS’ Southern California offices.

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