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Brookfield Office Properties Expands Leasing Division

Downtown Office Welcomes New Leasing Vice President, Managers
December 4, 2013
Following Brookfield Office Properties' acquisition of four office towers as part of its purchase of MPG Office Trust, Inc., the firm has boosted its downtown Los Angeles leasing team under the leadership of John Barganski, regional vice president western region, with three new executives. James E. Malone joins as vice president, leasing; Rachael Zanetos and Marin Rutherford join the firm as leasing managers.

Malone, a former senior vice president for Jones Lang LaSalle, specializes in portfolio and transaction management. He has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience in Los Angeles. Prior to his real estate career, he was an attorney with Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP in Los Angeles.

Zanetos, formerly with MPG Office Trust, Inc., will continue as leasing manager. She has more than 10 years of real estate experience and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Core-Net-Southern California Chapter, and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate.

Rutherford, a former financial analyst and markets broker for Jones Lang LaSalle in Los Angeles, joins Brookfield as a leasing manager. She is a member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association and volunteers at the Downtown Women's Center.

"The size and quality of our downtown portfolio dictated that we bring additional top-tier leasing talent in-house," stated Barganski. "The relationships this team has with the brokerage and tenant communities in the region, combined with their professionalism and knowledge of our portfolio, is certain to add an even higher degree of responsiveness to the demand for space within the Brookfield properties."

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