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Seagate Promotes Trio of Executives

Seagate Properties, Inc., promoted three executives into new roles with the San Rafael, CA-based real estate investment and operating company. The firm is focused on value-add and opportunistic commercial and multifamily investments in the San Francisco Bay Area and metropolitan Denver.

Brian Johnson, a 15-year veteran in the CRE investment industry, and most recently Vice President of Acquisitions at the company, was promoted to Principal. Johnson (pictured left above) joined the company in 2005 and previously was associated with CM Realty, Inc.

Erik Pentland (pictured center above), a 20-year commercial leasing veteran, was promoted from Director of Leasing to Principal. Pentland is responsible for leasing and asset management of the company’s portfolio. Prior to joining the company, he was associated with Lowe Enterprises and JLL.

Denise Driscoll (pictured right above), a licensed CPA of more than 25 years and most recently Seagate’s Controller, was promoted to Principal in charge of all fiscal and accounting matters.

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