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Stepp Expands 605 Corridor Presence With Two Strategic Hires

Multifamily brokerage firm Stepp Commercial is adding to its presence in Long Beach, making a pair of personnel moves to bolster the 605 Corridor. The firm has welcomed John Alden as Vice President and Derek Branch as Investment Associate. 

“The decision to expand into 605 Corridor was a natural fit for us. We will now be able to provide our Long Beach clients the opportunity to grow their portfolios locally by trading into larger assets in prime markets such as Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk and Paramount,” said Stepp’s Principal, Robert Stepp.

Prior to joining Stepp, John Alden owned and operated his own brokerage specializing in the Long Beach market. He will focus on the exchange, acquisition and disposition of multifamily investments in the 605 Corridor. 

Derek Branch began in the multifamily investment industry as an analyst in 2019. He has expertise in 1031 exchanges in the Los Angeles market, and Stepp says he will bring that commitment to detail as he consults with clients.


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About Mark Nieto

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.

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