Office Locations

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San Diego / Corporate Offices

4350 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 900
San Diego California 92122

Phone: 858.625.4100

Fax: 858.678.0060

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Oakland Office

505 14th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510.576.6759

Fax: 877.203.0712

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Sacramento Office

1415 North Market Blvd, Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 916.236.4356

Fax: 916.241.0897

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Colorado Office

8181 East Tufts Avenue, Suite 560
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: 303.721.7600

Fax: 303.721.1122


Departments

Management

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Donald H. Ankeny

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Donald H. Ankeny

President & Chief Executive Officer

dankeny@westcore.net

As President and CEO of Westcore Properties, Don Ankeny has overseen the acquisition and management more than $4 billion in industrial and office assets comprised of more than 750 buildings totaling more than 35 million square feet.

Prior to joining Westcore Properties in 2005, Don founded the real estate group of Robertson Stephens, an investment banking firm acquired by Bank of America, and later by Bank Boston. Don also served as a partner with Trammell Crow Company in Minneapolis.

A member of the IOPC Gold Council of the Urban Land Institute, Don is also a Trustee at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California, where he serves as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, and chair of the Endowment Campaign.

Don graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a distinction in economics and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Marc Brutten

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Marc Brutten

Founder and Executive Chairman

mbrutten@westcore.net

As the founder and chairman of Westcore Properties, Marc Brutten’s mission cornerstone is to identify underperforming real estate assets and create value in these assets for the long term benefit of his stakeholders. Since the company’s inception in 2000, Marc has overseen its strategic investment in office, retail and industrial properties in key markets around the world, building its current portfolio to over 24 million square feet and over $2 billion in total asset value.

Recognized as one of the most prolific commercial real estate investors on the west coast, Marc has facilitated more than $4 billion in property acquisitions totaling over 800 buildings and 40 million square feet. He has been particularly successful in the acquisition of portfolios and properties that require repositioning and aggressive management in order to function more successfully in their respective environments.

Prior to forming Westcore Properties, Marc was president of Shidler West, Inc. Under his direction, the company’s industrial portfolio grew to more than 11.3 million square feet and the company’s asset value grew from $20 million to $800 million. Marc has also served as a board member with the San Diego Community Foundation Real Estate Board, Ritz Camera and the University of California alumni, where he was a University Trustee.

Marc is also the founder and chairman of Brutten Global, a private holding company that since 1978, has had numerous direct diversified investments and a Private Equity Group that provides an infusion of needed capital to struggling businesses.

In 1996, Marc founded The Brutten Family Foundation, a private U.S. foundation focused on benefiting multiple San Diego County charities, schools, and organizations. These include the Make A Wish Foundation, The Vanguard Academy, The Bishop’s School, The San Diego Center For Children, The New Children’s Museum, and The San Pasqual Academy.

Marc is involved in numerous professional and community organizations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Marc also serves as a board member at the New Children’s Museum and is a director at the California Republic Bank. Marc is also a member of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee at USD.

A dedicated martial arts practitioner, Marc holds black belts in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was the 2012 World Masters Jiu Jitsu gold medalist. Marc is also an accomplished equestrian, having played Polo for many years.

Marc is a graduate of University of California, San Diego and is a former university trustee.

Acquisitions Team

SOUTHWEST U.S.

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Hack Adams

SVP, Acquisitions

858.362.1676

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Hack Adams

SVP, Acquisitions

858.362.1676

hadams@westcore.net

Hack is responsible for identifying industrial and office investment opportunities throughout Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas, as well as maintaining oversight of the leasing efforts of Westcore Properties’ Southern California and Midwest portfolios.  

During his tenure at Westcore Properties, Hack has been intimately involved in more than 30 acquisitions and dispositions in excess of $1.5 billion in transaction volume and over 600 lease transactions totaling more than $250 million in gross consideration.

Prior to joining the Westcore team in 2009, Hack was a partner at Murphy Development Company, a leasing manager for Westfield America, one of California’s largest retail development companies. He has also held positions with Realty Income Corporation, Retail Insite Commercial Real Estate and CBRE. 

Hack is affiliated with several professional organizations including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Executive Board of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex and several youth sport organizations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

NORTHWEST U.S.

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Peter Mette

Director of Acquisitions

415.358.5231

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Peter Mette

Director of Acquisitions

415.358.5231

pmette@westcore.net

Peter Mette is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and closing real estate investments throughout northern California and the Pacific Northwest for Westcore Properties. Since joining Westcore, Peter has acquired 550 85th Street in Oakland, a portfolio of 25 buildings located throughout Silicon Valley, 303 South River Street in Seattle, 4545 Qantas Lane in Stockton, and a portfolio of 12 industrial buildings in Reno, Nevada.

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Peter has acquired more than $1 billion of real estate encompassing over 4 million square feet of office and industrial space. Peter also served as a Director at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, and a Senior Vice President at KBS Realty Advisors prior to joining Westcore Properties in 2015.

Peter is involved with Hopalong Animal Rescue, East Bay SPCA, and the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).

Peter received an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Georgia State University.

LOS ANGELES AREA

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Mike Metzger

Director of Acquisitions

916.236.4295

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Mike Metzger

Director of Acquisitions

916.236.4295

mmetzger@westcore.net

As Director of Acquisitions, Mike is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and closing industrial and office real estate investments within the Los Angeles Area.

Mike joined the Westcore team in 2013 after Westcore purchased the Delta Portfolio, which consisted of just under 10 million square feet of industrial and office properties primarily located in Sacramento, CA (7.5 million SF) and the Midwest (2.3 million SF).  As Director of Leasing of the Delta Portfolio, Mike helped create significant value by executing nearly 500 lease transactions totaling 8.5 million square feet, which moved the portfolio from 71% occupied to 96% occupied over a four year period.  Mike also helped oversee Westcore’s leasing efforts on an additional 5 million square feet of industrial property located throughout the Silicon Valley, Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Reno, and Seattle.

Prior to joining Westcore, Mikewas with CBRE serving as commercial broker, specializing in Industrial & Logistics Brokerage Services within the Greater Sacramento Region.

Mike served as President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE.com) in Sacramento, as well as being heavily involved with the Sacramento Regional Council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Mike played NCAA Division 1 Baseball at UCLA and USD, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Leasing Team

COLORADO

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John Fefley

Sr. Director

303.500.7134

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John Fefley

Sr. Director

303.500.7134

jfefley@westcore.net

John is responsible for overseeing Westcore’s approximate 1mm SF Metro Denver office and industrial portfolio as well as identifying both office and industrial investment opportunities in Metro Denver and the balance of Colorado.

John was an original member of the Westcore Denver office by way of Westcore entering the Denver market when purchasing a 2mm SF portfolio owned by Mack-Cali Realty Corporation in November of 2006. John was the Senior Director of Leasing for Mack-Cali at the time and was overseeing all of Mack-Cali’s leasing efforts in Metro Denver. He was then given the opportunity to establish and manage Westcore’s platform in Denver. John implemented Westcore’s transition in Denver from an office only focus to both office and industrial product types. John has been involved with approximately 400 leases encompassing over 4 million SF and has also been involved with disposition and acquisition activity totaling over $250 million while with the Westcore team.

John’s professional organization affiliations include the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the National Association of Industrial and office Properties (NAIOP) where John was a member of the Denver NAIOP Board from 2009 – 2011 and Colorado Succeeds, a business organization focused on improving Colorado’s schools. An avid outdoorsman, John is a member of both Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited as well as the Rocky Mountain National Elk Foundation.

John received a BS in Business Administration with a Real Estate emphasis from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

SOUTHWEST U.S.

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Lauren Suazo

Director of Leasing

858.362.1670

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Lauren Suazo

Director of Leasing

858.362.1670

lsuazo@westcore.net

Lauren is responsible for all leasing efforts within Westcore Properties’ 3.0 million square foot portfolio in Southern California and 2.5 million square foot portfolio in the Midwest. Lauren focuses on tenant retention as well as effectively leasing up vacancies in partnership with third party brokers. Lauren will also get involved in the Disposition process, and has successfully coordinated sale transactions to institutional owners as well as owner-users.

During her tenure at Westcore Properties, Lauren has been intimately involved with more than 600 lease transactions totaling more than $250 million in lease consideration and over 30 dispositions. Lauren has successfully leased several properties to 100% occupancy and maintained high occupancy levels.

Prior to joining the Westcore team in 2009, Lauren worked at Cushman & Wakefield and Burnham Real Estate. Prior to that, Lauren was with a local San Diego multi-family development company.

Lauren is involved in the Developing Leaders Council of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), and the University of San Diego Undergraduate Mentorship Program.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of San Diego, and graduated cum laude.

NORTHWEST U.S.

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Bryan McKrell

Sr. Director of Leasing

916.236.4293

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Bryan McKrell

Sr. Director of Leasing

916.236.4293

bmckrell@westcore.net

As Senior Director of Leasing at Westcore Properties, Bryan is responsible for the repositioning, leasing and tenant retention for the company’s assets in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Since joining Westcore Properties, Bryan has actively worked on more than 10 million square feet of leasing in the last three years and has assisted in the acquisition and disposition of more than forty properties with a focus in Northern California.

Before joining Westcore Properties in 2013, Bryan spent 15 years at CBRE as an office broker and currently serves as an active member of Lambda Alpha International, and the NAIOP National Leasing Forum.

Bryan also serves as Board Chair of the San Juan Education Foundation, and as an Officer in the Knights of Columbus, Youth Soccer and Basketball Coach and enjoys golfing, writing magazine articles and horse racing in his free time.

He holds an A.B. from Harvard University.

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