Dennis Hearst specializes in Law Firm and Corporate Tenant Representation, Build-to-Suit Representation, and Commercial Building Sales. He brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to CBRE in San Diego. In the last 10 years alone, he has successfully negotiated lease transactions in excess of $900 million in total consideration and sale transactions in excess of $400 million.
Mr. Hearst began his commercial real estate career in 1980 with Coldwell Banker in Newport Beach where he spent three years as a broker. He moved to San Diego and joined Grubb & Ellis where he worked for six years as a Senior Marketing Consultant, after which he worked an eleven-year stint with Cushman Realty Corporation as Vice President and Managing Director of the San Diego office. Mr. Hearst was a Principal with The Staubach Company for four years and a Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield for 5 years prior to joining CBRE in 2011. Mr. Hearst has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He currently serves on the CCIM Board of Directors and was the 2007 San Diego Chapter President. Dennis is a CCIM Senior Instructor teaching the CI 101 and 103 classes in various U.S. cities. He is also a designated member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He currently serves on the Board of Directors and was 2009 San Diego Chapter President. Dennis is also on SIOR’s national Tenant Rep Specialty Practices Board and is a frequent expert panelist at SIOR’s Global Conferences. He is an active member of CoreNet and serves on the Executive Committee for the San Diego sub-Chapter. In addition, he is an active member of NAIOP, CONNECT, the American Electronics Association/Tech America and Tech Coast Angels. Mr. Hearst is a California licensed real estate broker and earned his B.S. from the University of California, Davis.
A partial client list for Mr. Hearst includes such esteemed corporations as: Intuit; LG Electronics; University of California, San Diego; Novatel Wireless; Scripps Health; NTD Stichler; Harte-Hanks; Booz Allen – Hamilton; Cisco Systems; Euro RSCG; National Pen; Carl Zeiss Vision and Woodbury University. Mr. Hearst is a member of CBRE’s National Law Firm Practice Group. Professional firms represented include: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Baker & McKenzie; Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker; Troutman Sanders; Kimball, Tirey & St. John and Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez.
Dennis is a frequent moderator, panelist and public speaker in the San Diego commercial real estate community. He also chairs the Commercial Realtors Association and CCIM’s popular Lunch & Learn series featuring topics such as Broker Best Practices, Lease vs. Own, BOMA Measurements and Hotly Contested Lease Negotiation Issues.
- California Licensed Real Estate Broker
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation
- CCIM San Diego Chapter President, 2007
- SIOR San Diego Chapter President, 2009