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The CRE Industry Mourns the Passing of Stephen Bay

The CRE Industry Mourns the Passing of Stephen Bay

Commercial Real Estate professionals throughout Southern California are remembering CBRE’s Stephen Bay who recently passed away. His remarkable career, representing corporate occupiers, including many of the world’s premier law firms, spanned four decades.

Steve was a mentor and peer leader for CBRE professionals both in Los Angeles and across the country. He co-founded CBRE’s International Law Firm Practice Group and served as Chair of the group. He was a long-time member of CBRE’s Americas Producer Advisory Board and served as Chair for four years. He was also the producer leader of CBRE’s national Producer Mentor Program, and provided influential support of CBRE’s first U.S. Workplace360 office in Downtown LA.

Steve garnered many accolades including earning CBRE’s Coldwell Colbert Circle status several times and was honored with the Edward. S Gordon Award. Before arriving at CBRE, he was a top sales professional for Insignia, where he managed the Downtown LA office. He also sat on Insignia’s Board of Directors.

Steve was greatly respected in the industry, and was admired for his unwavering loyalty. He had a passion for work, an unmatched commitment to clients, but kept things in check with his wicked sense of humor. He was truly beloved by his team, including Danny Rees and his long-time business partner Clay Hammerstein.

Stephen Bay is survived by his wife Judy, his daughter Olivia and his son Max. CBRE’s Greater Los Angeles President Lew Horne said the firm is organizing a National Mentoring Organization that will support the next generation of leaders in the name of Stephen Bay.

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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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