Loren Judd has jumped to Compass, barely three months after he left Coldwell Banker — where he spent 15 years — to join Hilton & Hyland. Judd spent his last five years at Coldwell Banker as manager at the firm’s Beverly Hills North office before going to Hilton & Hyland to work as an agent. He told The Real Deal in April he wanted to get back to what he was passionate about. Hilton & Hyland founder Jeff Hyland said he wished Judd well on his move to Compass.
It’s not just the residential brokerages that go on the poaching expeditions. Los Angeles commercial real estate firms are also mining each other’s ranks for new hires. Century City-based developer Cityview has hired Khalif Edwards as managing director of capital raising and investor relations. Edwards joins the firm from Clarion Partners, where he had a similar position raising capital in West Coast markets. One of Cityview’s recent notable acquisitions was for a small development property in Westlake last fall.
BH Properties has hired a new president, Jim Brooks, who spent the last seven years as president of Topa Management Company. The investment firm’s founder, Steve Gozini, said the appointment will allow him to shift more time “on the growth and performance” of the firm’s portfolio. The firm is active around the country and made waves in 2016 when it broke into the New York market with a $300 million deal for the land beneath three Manhattan hotels.
Savills has hired Allan Brass as director of cross-border tenant advisory for the Americas, working with clients with multinational footprints. He returns to Savills from Cushman & Wakefield. Brass will work out of L.A., and be responsible for the Savills’ Western region. He started his real estate career as a general practice surveyor in Savills’ Edinburgh, Scotland, office.