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New Capital Markets Investment Team Joins Colliers

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The Alsadek Team

Colliers International is expanding its reach throughout Southern California with the addition of a new San Diego team. The new group  of investment professionals includes Louay Alsadek, Maddie Mawby and Eric Parra, who make up a combined 45 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Joining Colliers from CBRE, the Alsadek Team specializes in the investment of office, life science and industrial properties in San Diego County as well as throughout the Southwest. Together, the group has completed over $6 billion in property dispositions. Recently, The Registry had the opportunity to discuss the expansion with executive vice president Louay Alsadek and learn more about the goals the team has for the region moving forward. 

Q: In general, can you tell me about the team’s previous experiences in the CRE industry before joining Colliers International?

A: I began my career at Prentiss Properties overseeing acquisitions, asset management, development, and leasing for their Southern California portfolio, which comprised over six million square feet of office and industrial properties. I transitioned to the brokerage side, specialized in investment at Grubb and Ellis, and became the region’s top investment broker while holding my most recent position with CBRE.

Maddie began her career in Cleveland, Ohio as an industrial broker. She then moved to the West Coast to CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance team focused on business development nationwide. Her venture into investment sales began when she joined my team in August 2020. 

Eric Parra was with CBRE’s Financial Consulting Group. He underwrote and performed financial analyses for single assets, portfolios, and developments of every commercial property type, and he brings an extensive real estate finance knowledge to our team.

Q: What prompted the move to Colliers International? How will prior experience help the team advance Colliers’ mission?

A: We were first drawn to the entrepreneurial energy of Colliers. That approach, combined

with their world-class platform and exceptional resources, made the move an easy decision. The team aims to contribute to Colliers’ rapidly growing capital markets platform through their expertise and relationships. We now feel that we are in the perfect place at just the right time.

Q: What are your thoughts on the market? What fundamentals make the San Diego market unique?

A: The San Diego market is experiencing a level of growth similar to what the Bay Area experienced during their tech boom. Driven by record levels of venture capital funding in life science and technology, as well as the significant defense presence, San Diego has all the tailwinds necessary to support sound commercial real estate investment.

Q: In your experience, how has the San Diego market changed and/or grown over the years?

A: San Diego has always been a phenomenal place to work, live, and play. Now, global companies are beginning to realize that it is also a more affordable alternative to San Francisco,  Boston, New York, and other gateway cities for labor, housing, and commercial rents. A highly skilled labor pool, supported by the many world-renowned universities and research institutions in the region, further amplifies the desire for corporations to recruit and retain talent in San Diego. These components have positioned San Diego for long-term growth that is very exciting from an economic perspective.

Q: Are there any property types the team will be focusing on specifically? If so, why?

A: Our team has historically specialized in the advisory and disposition of office, life science, and industrial assets. We have experience, vast relationships, and exceptional market knowledge of these property types and will continue to serve our clients in those same areas at Colliers.

Q: Looking ahead, what goals does the team have?

A: We plan to focus on strengthening our client relationships by providing an increased

level of service through this new Colliers platform. Our main goal is to prioritize our clients by helping them achieve and hopefully exceed their expectations. As a team, we want to leverage Colliers’ unique resources to increase our transaction volume.

By Catherine Sweeney 


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Louay Alsadek

Executive Vice President

San Diego

Louay Alsadek is one of Southern California’s premier investment sales professionals, specializing in the sale of office, life science and industrial investment properties. A 34-year real estate veteran, Louay consistently ranks as one of the industry’s top producers in the San Diego region. Since 2000, Louay has completed more than $6.15 billion worth of property dispositions including The Pointe at Torrey Pines, Three Piper Ranch, Torrey Ridge Science Center, Creekside, Champs Plaza Del Mar, The Promontory, Ocean Ridge, Diamond View Tower, Spectrum Corporate Plaza, MODA Sorrento, Cabrillo Tech Center4181 Ruffin, HP San Diego Campus, SDG&E HQ, 530 B Street and 600 B Street.

Prior to joining Colliers, Louay was an Executive Vice President at CBRE and was the Top Investment Broker in the San Diego Region for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020.

Before his 15 years at CBRE, Louay was the Top Investment Broker in 2004, 2005 and 2006 at Grubb & Ellis | BRE Commercial (now Cushman & Wakefield).

While at Prentiss Properties for 10 years, Louay rose to the rank of Vice President and completed more than $300 million worth of disposition transactions and developed 280,000 SF of Class A office projects in Del Mar Heights.

 

  • December 2021 – Present: Colliers - Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
  • August 2006 – November 2021: CBRE - Executive Vice President, Institutional Group
  • 2000 – August 2006: Grubb & Ellis - Institutional Investment Group
  • 1989 – 1999: Prentiss Properties - Vice President
  • 1987 – 1989: International Asset Group - Financial Analyst
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Eric Parra

Associate

San Diego

Eric Parra is a capital markets professional who specializes in the advisory and disposition of office, life science, and industrial investment properties. Working alongside his partners Louay Alsadek and Maddie Mawby, Eric has completed more than $350 million worth of property dispositions including, Champs Plaza Del Mar, 2620 Commerce Way, 10225 Willow Creek, 4181 Ruffin, and Wateridge Pavilion.

Prior to joining Colliers, Eric was previously with CBRE where he was a part of the Capital Markets Institutional Properties Group specializing in the sale of office, life science, and industrial assets.

Before joining the Capital Markets Institutional Properties Group, Eric was with CBRE’s Financial Consulting Group where he provided sophisticated financial and analytical services to REITs, institutional investors, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals. During his time in the Financial Consulting Group, Eric underwrote office, life science, industrial, retail, multifamily, and data center single assets, portfolios, and land developments, equipping him with an extensive knowledge of commercial real estate finance and capital markets.

  • December 2021 – Present:  Colliers – Associate, Capital Markets
  • July 2021 – November 2021: CBRE – Associate, Institutional Properties Group
  • June 2019 – July 2021: CBRE – Senior Financial Consultant, Financial Consulting Group

 

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Maddie Mawby

Associate Vice President

San Diego

Working alongside Louay Alsadek and Eric Parra, Maddie Mawby is an investment sales professional who specializes in the sale of office, life science, and industrial properties. Since 2020, Maddie has completed over 20 transactions totaling over $650 million in consideration in the San Diego market. Significant transactions include Three Piper Ranch, Aero Court Campus, 4181 Ruffin, Creekside, Champs Plaza Del Mar, Promontory, 505 S. Pacific St, 10225 Willow Creek, and Mission Courtyard.

Prior to joining Colliers, Maddie was at CBRE where she was a part of the Capital Markets Institutional Properties Group specializing in the sale of office, life science, and industrial assets.

Before Maddie transitioned to Institutional Investment Sales at CBRE, she was a Production Associate for CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance business line focused on developing business nationwide in all areas of commercial real estate lending. Further, coupled with her experience as an industrial broker in Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Mawby’s expertise is evaluating commercial assets and developing and maintaining client relationships.

  • December 2021 – Present:  Colliers – Associate Vice President, Capital Markets
  • August 2020 – November 2021:  CBRE – Associate, Institutional Properties Group
  • January 2018 – August 2020: CBRE – Production Associate, Debt & Structured Finance
  • May 2015 – January 2018: Hanna Commercial – Associate, Industrial Leasing
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