CBRE has welcomed James Bennett as Vice Chairman in Palo Alto, CA, where he will join the real estate firm’s Bay Area life sciences practice. Bennett is bringing over 30 years of experience in tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, asset management, development and valuation to the company.
Previously, he held a senior leadership role at Kidder Mathews’ life sciences group, where he was involved in major tenant and landlord assignments throughout the West Coast. Bennett represented tenants in Big Pharma, biotech companies and early-stage venture backed firms. He has also represented a variety of investors and developers.
“James is well respected in the industry and adds to the caliber of our talented life sciences team in the Bay Area. His tremendous experience and expertise have been invaluable to clients, which is illustrative of his leadership in the sector,” said CBRE Palo Alto Senior Managing Director, Reed Payne.
Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.