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SIOR CEO Robert Thornburgh says market uncertainty isn't slowing down the top real estate brokers

Another Charles Dunn Group Lands at Kidder Mathews

Kidder Mathews recruited 21 top brokers, plus staff, and has opened its newest office in West L.A. The brokers, all West L.A. specialists, include commercial real estate veterans Darrell Levonian, who will head the office, Charles DeSantis, Tanel Harunzade, Kyle Gulock, Justin Mendelson, and Janet Neman. The former Charles Dunn brokers have all been named partner and executive vice presidents, and will be joined by 15 additional senior brokers.

Kidder Mathews’ Robert Thornburgh (pictured) says, “To thrive in today’s rapidly-changing environment, any successful real estate firm must demonstrate publicly they are willing to innovate, invest in their people, technology, developing client relationships, marketing, and the list goes on. Our rapid expansion across the L.A. market showcases this continued mindset and commitment.”

Last week, the firm opened an office in DTLA. In October, it opened a Tri-Cities/Glendale office, and in August, Kidder Mathews opened a new office in El Segundo. The newest office is located on the 23rd floor of the South Tower of Watt Plaza, in Century City.

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