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Transwestern Adds 2 Veterans to San Francisco Office

Firm Taps Markus Shayeb as SVP, Janet Burch as VP
January 11, 2013
Transwestern expanded its San Francisco office with the hiring of two commercial real estate veterans. Markus Shayeb was named a senior vice president in the company’s tenant advisory services group and Janet Burch was appointed vice president and will market and lease office space for owners.

Shayeb has a quarter century of industry experience. His specialty includes restructuring leases, management of multi-market real estate portfolios and strategic real estate planning. Before joining Transwestern, Shayeb founded Square Four Real Estate Inc., a consulting firm based in San Francisco. He was also a president of HC&M Commercial’s office division, a managing director for Studley’s local branch and senior vice president for BT Commercial’s office leasing division.

Burch has 25 years of domestic and international real estate experience. After leaving Transwestern in 2002, she spent nearly six years in Tokyo, Japan with International Group Sanko Estate Co. Ltd. before spending two years with Cushman & Wakefield as director of business development in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. For the last three years she served as an independent real estate consultant before re-joining Transwestern as a vice president.

“With Janet’s strong relationships around the Pacific Rim and solid background in agency leasing, and Markus’ innovative approach to tenant advisory, the level of service these two industry experts bring to Transwestern and our clients is exceptional. We consider this one of the hottest office markets in the country and a place where we will continue to expand our brokerage practice to serve both existing and future clients,” said George Garfield, president of Transwestern’s west region.
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