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NKF Bolsters SoCal Industrial Platform with Key Hires


NKF is expanding its industrial expertise with the additions of Barry Hill as Executive Managing Director and Tom Patten as Associate Director. Prior to joining NKF, Hill was a Managing Director with JLL’s Industrial Services division. Patten’s experience includes roles at JLL and PS Business Parks.

A more than 20-year industry veteran, Hill provides landlord marketing services, tenant representation, site selection and disposition strategy to institutional industrial owners, occupiers, investors and developers in SoCal. He is a specialist in the Port of Los Angeles and the Long Beach and South Bay submarkets.

NKF’s Paul Klink says, “NKF is committed to growing our industrial platform in the Americas and Canada. Barry and Tom bring a strong depth of industrial market perspective. Having them join our platform exemplifies the high caliber of our practice.”

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