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Michael McClune

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Bios of Principals & Senior Staff: MKC Asset Management, Inc.

Mickey-McClune  

Michael ("Mickey") M. McClune, RPA®, FMA®
President & Managing Principal
MKC Asset Management, Inc.

e: mickey@mkcam.com
p: (949) 338-3677
California Bureau of Real Estate Broker License #00744536

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Mickey McClune is the President, Broker, and the Managing Principal of MKC Asset Management, Inc., a Long Beach-based commercial real estate property management firm. As President, Broker, and Managing Principal, Mickey is responsible for all activities of the firm, including new business acquisition, oversight of all property management activities, and the performance of all of the firm’s commercial real estate consulting services. He is an experienced commercial real estate property management, asset management, and leasing specialist with an extensive institutional owner and corporate user background.

Mickey began his career in commercial real estate in the early 1980’s with the preeminent national real estate firm, LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle), as its General Manager for all of the office and industrial properties that it had acquired in the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas, and as its Asset Manager for various client portfolios in the Western U.S. While at LaSalle, he was recognized for numerous accomplishments both by the company and the commercial real estate industry. In 1993, he left LaSalle to form his own property management company, New America Asset Management Services, where he was the President and the senior partner of this Long Beach-based commercial real estate property management firm. In late 1997, LaSalle acquired NAAMS and its two million square foot management portfolio, and Mickey then served as LaSalle’s Regional Vice President for the Southwestern U.S. In 1999, he joined EPS Solutions, a national corporate services consulting firm, as a Director of Real Estate Services. While at EPS Solutions he assisted property owners with their property acquisition due diligences, their properties’ annual Operating Expense Escalations, and with the abstracting of their tenant leases, and he assisted tenants by performing over 50 CAM/OE Escalation Audits for them of their landlords’ billed rent charges. In 2001, he again formed another commercial real estate property management firm, MKC Management Services, where he served as CEO and senior partner. Soon thereafter, MKC merged with New York City based Newmark & Company Real Estate and became its California-based Asset Management Group. In mid-2003, Mickey was instrumental in merging Newmark & Company’s California-based Asset Management Group’s operations into a new start-up entity that then became known as RiverRock Real Estate Group. At RiverRock, Mickey was its Senior Managing Director, where he established all of the firm’s property management systems, oversaw selected property management teams, and was responsible for all of the firm’s consulting business. In early 2006, Mickey left RiverRock to start MKC Asset Management.

Over the course of his 25+ year career in commercial real estate property management, Mickey has personally managed and leased well over 18 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, and retail space, abstracted over 5,000 leases, performed over 400 annual CAM/OE Escalations for landlords’ buildings, saved clients well over $4 million in cash savings, received four (4) “Management Excellence Awards” from LaSalle Partners, was a LaSalle Partners’ “Manager of the Year”, and was awarded by BOMA of Greater Los Angeles four (4) “Building of the Year Awards” (in “100,000-250,000 SF” and “Over 500,000 SF” categories) and two (2) “Special Achievement Awards” including one for “Overall Design Improvement”.

Prior to entering the real estate industry, Mickey was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and spent 11 years in the USAF and private industry with Hughes Aircraft Company specializing in the business management of major aerospace industry programs.

Mickey has a California Real Estate Broker License, and is RPA and FMA certified by the Building Owners and Managers Institute. He is a past Chairman of the Board and past member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of BOMA of Greater Los Angeles, has served on BOMA Orange County’s and BOMA California’s Executive Committees and Boards of Directors, and on BOMA International’s Board of Governors and Strategic Planning Task Force. Mickey graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.


Kim-Thomas  

Kimberly ("Kim") A. Thomas
Principal & Vice President – Property Management
MKC Asset Management, Inc.

e: kim@mkcam.com
p: (562) 432-7000
California Bureau of Real Estate Salesperson License #01498678

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Kim Thomas is a Principal of the Firm and its Vice President of Property Management, for which she is responsible for all of the day-to-day property management operations of the Firm. She is a highly experienced commercial real estate property management specialist with an extensive property management, tenant service, management systems, tenant lease administration, and vendor contract administration background. Because of her extensive experience, she is an exceptional problem-solver, trainer of new property management professionals, and a “get things done right the first time” professional.

Kim began her real estate career in 1990 as a maintenance dispatcher for a residential property management firm. After three years in residential real estate, Kim went to work for New America Asset Management Services where she served as a tenant services coordinator. New America was subsequently acquired by LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) which designated Kim as an assistant property manager of a 14-story tower in downtown Long Beach and an 8-story high rise in Santa Ana. Over the course of the next few years, and through the various mergers of the property management groups she worked with, Kim continued to advance professionally, becoming one of the best property managers in the industry. In 2001, she once again teamed with Michael McClune and Cathy Sowma to form and operate yet another commercial real estate property management firm, MKC Management Services. Soon thereafter, MKC merged into Newmark & Company Real Estate becoming its California-based Asset Management Group. In mid-2003, Newmark & Company’s California-based Asset Management Group’s operations then merged into a new entity that became known as RiverRock Real Estate Group. At RiverRock, Kim continued to provide exceptional property management services, and assisted the firm’s Consulting Group. In 2006, she joined Michael McClune a third time in starting MKC Asset Management, Inc.

Kim’s experience includes the management of high-, mid-, and low-rise office buildings as well as industrial properties. She is an expert in the fire/life safety training and coordination of tenants and building staffs, in tenant services assuring high tenant satisfaction, in the administration of tenant lease and maintenance vendor contracts, in the start-up / takeover of new commercial properties, and in the numerous various other aspects of commercial real estate property management. And, as a result of her experiences, Kim enjoys an extensive institutional owner and corporate user background.

Kim has a California Real Estate Saleperson License, and has been a long-time member of the Long Beach Managers Association for which she has served in numerous executive capacities including as its President. She has also been actively involved in the Building and Owners Management Association (“BOMA”) of Greater Los Angeles including its Regional Committees. Kim participates frequently in the CHOC Walk for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and supports the annual Christmas fund-raising effort of the Play House, a non-profit organization located in Long Beach that provides child care services to the homeless.


Cathy Sowma  

Cathy A. Sowma
Principal & Vice President – Accounting Services
MKC Asset Management, Inc.

e: cathy@mkcam.com
p: (562) 432-7000
California Notary Public License #1867463

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Cathy Sowma is a Principal of the Firm and its Vice President of Accounting, for which she is responsible for the all of the day-to-day property accounting and reporting functions of the Firm. As such, Cathy oversees all accounting and administrative matters for the firm, including the preparation, processing, and accounting of all commercial real estate property financial documents.

Cathy began her real estate career in 1987 as a Property Accountant for LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) for two high-rise office buildings in downtown Long Beach. As LaSalle’s portfolio of commercial real estate in Southern California grew, Cathy assumed the Property Accounting responsibilities for the vast majority of its properties. In 1993, she left LaSalle to form a new commercial real estate property management company, New America Asset Management Services, with Michael McClune. In late 1997, LaSalle acquired NAAMS and its two million square foot management portfolio, and Cathy then served as LaSalle’s Property Accountant for a variety of its expanded list of properties in Southern California. In 2001, she once again teamed with Michael McClune and Kim Thomas to form and operate yet another commercial real estate property management firm, MKC Management Services, where she served as a Partner of the firm and its Manager of Administrative and Accounting Services. Soon thereafter, MKC merged into Newmark & Company Real Estate becoming its California-based Asset Management Group. In mid-2003, Newmark & Company’s California-based Asset Management Group’s operations merged into a new entity that became known as RiverRock Real Estate Group. At RiverRock, Cathy continued to provide exceptional property accounting services, and assisted the firm’s Consulting Group. In 2006, she joined Michael McClune a third time in starting MKC Asset Management, Inc.

Cathy is licensed as a Notary in the state of California.


Liz McClune  

Elizabeth ("Liz") A. McClune
Principal & Vice President – Corporate Benefits & Consulting Services
MKC Asset Management, Inc.

e: liz@mkcam.com
p: (949) 413-8441

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Elizabeth McClune is a Principal of the Firm and its Vice President of Corporate Benefits & Consulting Services, for which she is responsible for selecting and overseeing the Firm’s medical and dental benefits programs and corporate insurance programs, as well as for performing many of the firm’s commercial real estate consulting services.

Elizabeth began her career as an accounting/audit specialist for Price Waterhouse following her graduation from the University of Southern California’s Business School’s Accounting Program. When Corporate America called, she moved over to work for Wells Fargo Bank as a commercial loan officer, and then, later, to Hughes Aircraft Company to work as a Division Budget Analyst for the company’s classified spacecraft programs. Following that, and after spending a number of years successfully raising a family and sending her children off to successful college and professional careers, she re-entered the work force and performed numerous business and accounting functions for various local businesses including Advantage Tennis Academy, a highly successful junior and professional tennis academy located at the Racquet Club of Irvine in Irvine, California. In 2006, she joined Michael McClune in starting MKC Asset Management, Inc.

Liz is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and has participated in various charities including Assistance League and the Small World Guild Chapter of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).


Bios of Principals: GRG Management Services

Graham-Gill  

Graham S. Gill
President
GRG Management Services

e: grahamgill@lee-associates.com
p: (562) 354-2518
California Bureau of Real Estate Salesperson License #01903867

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Graham Gill is the President and Asset Manager of Long Beach based GRG Management Services. As President and Asset Manager, Graham is responsible for all activities of the firm, including the acquisition of new business for the firm and the implementation and oversight of all of its property management activities. He is an experienced commercial real estate property manager specialist.

Greg began his career in real estate as an associate with IDS Real Estate Group. During the next four years with this development, management, and leasing firm, Graham learned the property management business and became proficient in the management of a large portfolio that had been assigned to him that grew to multiple projects including numerous office and industrial properties. In 2012, Graham left IDS to run the Long Beach based GRG Management Services, overseeing its large portfolio of office and industrial properties under management for its various clients.

Graham has a California Real Estate Salesperson License, and he graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Policy, Planning and Development with a minor in Business.


Bios of Principals: Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services Los Angeles - Long Beach

Greg-Gill  

Gregory ("Greg") Gill, CCIM®, SIOR®
President & Managing Principle
Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Los Angeles - Long Beach

e: ggill@lee-associates.com
p: (562) 354-2500
California Bureau of Real Estate Salesperson License #00370387

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Greg Gill is the President, Broker, and Managing Principal of the Los Angeles – Long Beach offices of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services. As President, Broker, and Managing Principal, Greg is responsible for all activities of the firm, including the acquisition of new business for the firm, the execution of the various sales and lease transactions for his and the firm’s clients, and the oversight and performance of all of the firm’s commercial real estate sales and leasing activities. He is an experienced commercial real estate sales and leasing brokerage specialist and executive with an extensive institutional owner and corporate back user background.

Greg began his career in real estate in the early 1970s when he purchased his first investment property. His personal portfolio grew over the years to include multiple properties, including office buildings, industrial buildings and parks, apartment buildings, and land. As such, he has become very well versed in the ownership, operation, investment, acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development aspects of commercial real estate.

Working initially with the locally prominent brokerage firm, Matlow-Kennedy Commercial Real Estate, his responsibilities grew from highly successful brokerage activities to the overall management and ownership of the firm. During his 30 years at Matlow-Kennedy, Greg served in a variety of positions, most notably as Principal, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. In 2001, when nationally renowned, New York City based Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc. was looking to expand its presence outside of New York and into the Southern California market, Greg was sought out and became the President and Principal of its Southern California operations. In 2003, when one of the dominant Southern California management and leasing terms, Charles Dunn Company, was looking to turn around its brokerage operation, Greg was brought onboard as Executive Managing Director to assist in all of its brokerage operations and to specifically oversee its South Bay and Long Beach operations. In October 2009, Greg joined the national powerhouse of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services to lead its South Bay and Long Beach offices.

Over the course of his 40+ year career in commercial real estate, Craig has personally leased and sold tens of millions of square feet of commercial office, industrial, and retail space, and has received numerous high-level industry awards.

Greg has a California Real Estate Broker License and has received the CCIM ("Certified Commercial Investment Member”) designation, as well as the SIOR designation from the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors. He has been a member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIREA), Chief Executives Organization, World Presidents Organization, the national and Los Angeles chapters of the Society of Industrial Realtors, and he is a graduate of the Young Presidents Organization. Greg is also the Chairman of Westerly School of Long Beach, and a member of the Long Beach Yacht Club, Rotary Club, and the Board of the Long Beach City College Foundation. Greg graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and has been involved in a variety of postgraduate courses including a Harvard Business School Program for Young Presidents Organization.


Jeff-Coburn  

Jeff Coburn, CCIM®
Principle
Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Los Angeles - Long Beach

e: jcoburn@lee-associates.com
p: (562) 354-2500
California Bureau of Real Estate Salesperson License #1303169

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Jeff Coburn is a Principal of the Long Beach office of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services. Jeff specializes in the sale and leasing of office and industrial properties in the Greater Long Beach and West Orange County markets. With over 15 years of commercial real estate experience, his value-add approach and strong work ethic have established his exceptional reputation in the industry.

Jeff began his career in commercial real estate at Matlow-Kennedy Commercial Real Estate working with then CEO and Chairman of the Board, Gregory R. Gill. When Greg left to start up a new Southern California operation for nationally renowned, New York City based Newmark & Company Real Estate Inc., Jeff joined him as one of the key brokers. In 2003, when one of the dominant Southern California management and leasing firms, Charles Dunn Company, was looking to turn-around its brokerage operation, Jeff again joined Greg in its South Bay and Long Beach operations. While at Charles Dunn, Jeff was continually recognized as one of the company’s top brokers. In October 2009, Jeff and Greg joined the national powerhouse of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, where Jeff became a Senior Vice President and Principal and played a pivotal role in opening the firm’s Long Beach office.

Strategically located on the Los Angeles / Orange County line, Jeff represents landlord/seller and tenant/buyer clients in the South Bay, Greater Long Beach, and the West Orange County markets. Throughout his career, he has provided clients a variety of real estate advisory services, from tenant representation to acquisition and disposition to re-positioning of their real estate assets. As a Certified Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM”), Jeff is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. He is among an elite corps of only approximately 9,000 real estate professionals across North America and in 30 countries who hold the CCIM designation.

Jeff has a California Real Estate Salesperson License, and has received the CCIM (“Certified Commercial Investment Member”) designation. He has been a member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIREA), and on the Board of Directors of Leadership Long Beach and the Advantage CDC Small Business Administration. Jeff graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication.


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