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David Drummond


Senior Executive Vice President

License # 402937

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Professional Summary

Colliers Seeley - 1974-1998, Owner, Sales, Management
Cabot, Cabot & Forbes - 1988 - 1992, Director of Western U.S. Operations
Colliers Seeley - 1992 - Present, Owner, Sales, Board of Directors

Represented Lowe Enterprises in sale of 500,000 square feet of airfreight space, 500,000 square feet of R&D and 176,000 square feet of manufacturing space at The Exchange development in Hawthorne, CA for over $67 million.

Represented Northrop-Grumman in leases of 197,000 square feet, 187,000 square feet, 126,000 square feet and 60,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space.

Sold Northrop -Grumman leased property as investment for highest per sq. ft. price achieved in Beach Cities - over $300 per sq. ft.

Represented TRW, Inc. Southern California. Leased over 300,000 sq. ft. of office and lab space.

Represented Kearney Real Estate (Morgan Stanley) in 30 acre development in El Segundo comprised of office, hotels and L.A. Lakers, Kings practice facilities.

Negotiated 2 build-to-suits for Hughes Aircraft Support Systems Group and Cabot, Cabot & Forbes - 500,000 sq. ft. offices, 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing/warehouse.

Sold 75 and 44 acre parcels for Southern California Edison Co. to Overton, Moore & Associates/Copley Realty Advisors. Marketed industrial buildings built on sites ranging from 10,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant to 150,000 sq. ft. single-tenant deals.

Did all negotiations on a 3-way exchange between Carson Estate Company, Garrett AirResearch and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. involving a 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing building that Garrett occupied as tenant, owned by Carson Estate Company and a 20 acre land parcel adjacent to Toyota's headquarters, owned by Garrett AirResearch. The transaction took two years to complete. The parties had tried on two separate occasions to do this deal direct unsuccessfully.

Sold 65 acre parcel to Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in Torrance. Worked on resale land projects, including Holiday Inn, developer and user sales, a build-to-suit for Nikon, Inc. and 2 spec office developments that were leased and sold.

Have represented Martin Marietta Aluminum, Northrop Corp., McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Hughes, Toyota Motor Sales, SC Edison, TRW, Johnson & Johnson, Toyo Real Estate and numerous other corporate accounts.

Represented Mattel Toys in sale of a 670,000 square foot manufacturing facility which they vacated in the City of Industry. Leased building to user during escrow.

Represented Armco Steel in the closure and sale of a manufacturing plant in Torrance to a major developer, Gascon-Mar.

Teamed on sales of over 400,000 square feet of R & D properties at Redondo Beach Business Court to 4 users.

Teamed on sale of 3 million sq. ft. industrial properties investment for AEW to Bristol Group for nearly $150,000,000.

Represented Northrop Grumman in disposition of numerous properties, including industrial buildings and land.

Involvement in over $700,000,000 in real estate transactions, including RREEF, John Hancock, Cabot Partners, Prudential, Wells Fargo, Copley Realty Advisors and Carson Estate Company.


President's Circle Award,2000,2001,2003,2004
Largest Industrial User Sale,2004
Largest SIOR Coop Industrial Deal in U.S.,2004
Opened South Bay Office as Selling Manager - 1978
Top individual salesman - numerous years
Top 10 producer for Colliers Seeley for over ten years
Extensive brokerage work in plant closures, land entitlements and corporate client representation

1992 - Present, Colliers International, Senior Vice President, Specializing in industrial and office, investments and dispositions.
1988 - 1992, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, Senior Vice President, Director Western U.S. Operating Group, Responsible for overseeing suburban office and industrial project in Southern California, Arizona, and Colorado.
1974 - 1988, The Seeley Company
1971 - 1974, Grubb & Ellis

Managed and marketed over $350,000,000 in projects ranging from multi-tenant and large warehouse industrial buildings, 2 to 4 story suburban office projects, retail, medical office, vacant industrial and commercial land, as well as full and partially leased investment opportunities.

Extensive involvement in major disposition of over $250,000,000 sale of west coast assets to Trammell Crow Equity Partners in 1990.

Directed all aspects of individual asset sales totaling over $80,000,000 involving industrial, multi-tenant suburban office, medical, R&D and retail space to users and investors.

1992 - Rejoined The Seeley Company as Senior Vice President, and Manager specializing in industrial and commercial marketing and dispositions, as well as managing the industrial groups.


B.A., English, 1969. Graduate classes in real estate at UCLA

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors


AEW, AMB, Boeing, Bristol Group, Cabot, Carson Estate, Farmer Bros, Hughes, ING, Intex Recreation, John Hancock, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Keamey Real Estate, Legacy Partners, Lowe Partners, Mar Ventures, Met Life, Morgal Stanley, Northrop Grumman, Overton Moore Properties, Prudential Insurance Co., Southern California Edison, TRW, Warner Bros)


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office

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