Cornish & Carey Expands Into the North Bay with Two New Offices

Cornish & Carey Commercial expanded for the first time into the North Bay region with the establishment of two new offices in Larkspur and Santa Rosa, completing C&C’s Northern California footprint. Senior Vice President Haden Ongaro will manage both offices. C&C selected 20 new agents to staff the offices.

Santa Clara, CA, March 10, 2010 --( Cornish & Carey Commercial/ONCOR International (C&C), the dominant real estate force in Northern California, today announced its expansion to the North Bay region with the establishment of two new offices in Larkspur and Santa Rosa. The Larkspur office, located directly across from the Ferry Terminal in the Larkspur Landing Shopping Center at 2421 Larkspur Landing Circle, opened on Monday, March 1st. The Santa Rosa office, located in the Waterfall Towers at 2455 Bennett Valley Road, will open the week of March 8, 2010. Senior Vice President Haden Ongaro will manage both offices.

“I am very exited that Cornish & Carey has realized our 10-year strategic business plan to expand into the North Bay,” said C&C CEO Chuck Seufferlein. “Establishing a presence in this important region completes our Northern California footprint.”

C&C already maintains offices in 11 other cities: Santa Clara, Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Hayward, Roseville and Sacramento.

The new C&C Larkspur office is home to 14 agents and the Santa Rosa office will open with 6 agents. C&C plans to double the sales force in both locations. Both offices staff a range of C&C services to include office, R&D, industrial and investment sales specialists. C&C plans to add retail and multi-family experts in these locations in the near future.

“Growing our business into the expansive North Bay market of more than 80 million square feet of commercial real estate space is a significant advancement for our firm,” said Mr. Seufferlein. “In true C&C fashion, we are entering the market with leadership, expertise and a focus on the client experience. We are proud to have populated our new offices with an incredible group of senior, qualified agents who are already leaders in the North Bay market. We are confident that these hand picked agents share the values, integrity, knowledge and expertise C&C clients expect.”

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Cornish & Carey team and help grow its business in this new market,” said Haden Ongaro, the new manager of C&C’s North Bay offices. “With C&C’s comprehensive menu of services and this talented team of agents, we will grow and soon emerge as the dominant leader in North Bay real estate.”

Prior to C&C, Haden Ongaro was an office leasing and investment properties specialist with Orion Partners Ltd., focusing on Marin County properties. A top producer, he was responsible for selling and leasing many of Marin County's most prestigious properties to include Hamilton Landing where he leased over 400,000 square feet, 4000 & 4040 Civic Center Drive, One and Two Belvedere Place and One Thorndale Drive. Mr. Ongaro began his real estate career with Grubb & Ellis Company in 1986 as a research director; he was named "Rookie of the Year" for his sales efforts in Marin County in 1988 and "Top Producer" in 1990. In January of 1996, Mr. Ongaro left Grubb & Ellis to form Orion Partners Ltd. with nine other experienced real estate agents and was the Top Producer in the company for 8 of the past 10 years.

“The C&C North Bay team will work in a collaborative environment both within our offices, and also with the C&C agents throughout the Bay Area,” continued Mr. Ongaro. “The Client Solutions & Corporate Services team that works with some of the largest Bay Area tenants, C&C Asset Advisors and C&C Capital, groups with close relationships with top lenders and investors, C&C RiverRock Property Management Services group and C&C Apartment Advisors will all be a significant part of our value proposition to clients. North Bay landlords and tenants alike will now be able to benefit fully from a relationship with the oldest and most reputable commercial brokerage company in the Bay Area.”

Other members of the C&C North Bay team include:

Larkspur Office
Jerry Angel – Senior Vice President
Mark Carrington – Senior Sales Associate
Mac Cranford – Senior Vice President
Doug Daigle – Senior Sales Associate
Brian Eisberg – Senior Vice President
Brian Gleason – Senior Vice President
Michael Lieberman – Senior Vice President
Meryl Sebestyen –Senior Vice President
Roger Smith – Senior Vice President
Jeffrey Traynor – Senior Sales Associate
David Walwyn – Senior Sales Associate

Santa Rosa Office
Connie Bradley –Vice President
Kevin Foster – Senior Sales Associate
Barry Palma – Senior Vice President
Dennis Plehn – Senior Vice President
Ronald Reinking –Vice President
Preston Smith – Senior Vice President

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