Senior Vice President of Office Properties
Mr. Center has served as our Senior Vice President of Office Properties since December 2021, and previously as our Vice President of Office Properties from November 2017 until December 2021. He brings to his role more than 30 years of experience in the leasing, marketing, construction and operations of office, R&D and Industrial buildings throughout the Western U.S. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Center served as Managing Director, Brokerage Services and Senior Managing Director, City Lead of Corporate Occupier and Investor Services for Cushman & Wakefield in San Diego. In 2016, Mr. Center was recognized as a CoStar Power Broker. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Center served as Vice President and Partner at Bixby Land Company, leading all leasing, marketing and construction activities for the company’s 5.6 million SF portfolio in California, Nevada and Arizona. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Center served as Senior Vice President of Office Leasing at Shea Properties where he was responsible for marketing, leasing and tenant improvement construction including the office building at Legacy Park, an 820-acre planned mixed-use development in Tustin, CA. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Center served as Regional Vice President of Office Leasing in San Diego for Irvine Company’s San Diego office portfolio. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Center served as an executive with Legacy Partners Commercial in several capacities including leasing, operations and asset management. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Center served as Assistant Vice President at MONY Real Estate/ARES. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Center served as an agency leasing broker in the South Bay/Los Angeles office of Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Center holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as president of the San Diego chapter of the NAIOP in 2008 and served on the Board from 2004 through 2010 and again from 2014 through 2016. Mr. Center is a licensed real estate salesperson in California.