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Alex Petalas

Alexander Petalas

Senior Associate

Alexander Petalas

Senior Associate
Lic. 01406629
+1 415 7720126
+1 415 7720459

Professional Experience




Alexander Petalas is currently a member of the Occupier Services Group at CBRE, Inc., specializing in office brokerage sales and leasing on the occupier side. Over the last 10 years at CBRE, Inc., Mr. Petalas has transacted on over 2.5 million square feet worth of transactions, totaling over $225 million in consideration, ranging from triple net multi-property portfolio sales to Class A office leases. Mr. Petalas has represented clients such as Carl Icahn (American Real Estate Partners; currently known as Icahn Enterprises), David Murdock (Castle & Cooke), MetLife, GE, McKesson, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and The State of California; most recently in a significant Class A office lease for the Office of the Public Defender. 

In 2013, Mr. Petalas also represented CBRE, Inc. in renegotiating CBRE, Inc.’s Class A office lease. Having worked in both the investment and traditional office brokerage sales and leasing arenas, Mr. Petalas has developed a keen sense of identifying his clients’ needs, and is known by them as a very strong and successful negotiator, as well as a detail oriented real estate broker with a considerable amount of real world, face to face deal experience. 

Always placing his values, ethics, and clients first, Mr. Petalas has become well respected amongst his clients and peers as a direct, honest, and strategic real estate professional, often bringing out of the box thinking and creative solutions to the forefront of his real estate practice.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations



In addition to a substantial amount of real world commercial real estate experience, Alexander Petalas received Honors from The University of Arizona (BA Summa Cum Laude), and completed his MBA in International Management at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. Mr. Petalas is also a member of various honor societies and multilingual.


Community Involvement



Mr. Petalas lives in San Francisco, CA and enjoys balancing his life with snow and water skiing, horseback riding, Krav Maga, yoga, photography, traveling and spending time helping and giving back to his community. His philanthropic interests include:

  • CBRE, Inc. Birthday Cakes for Homeless Children
  • Fertile Hope
  • CHP 11-99 Foundation
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • Braille Institute
  • Cedric Dempsey Cancer Run


Education



  • Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management
  • The University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude; Political Science and French. Dean’s List with Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi French National Honor Society
  • State of California Real Estate License
  • Multilingual: English, Greek, French and Spanish
  • Work authorization in the United States, Canada, and the European Union (EU)


Significant Assignments



Tenant Representation

  • CBRE, Inc. 
    Tenant representation in 2013 class A office lease renewal
  • The State of California Department of General Services (DGS)
    Tenant representation totaling 204,342 SF
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
    Tenant representation in class A office lease for Social Security Administration (SSA) totaling 30,416 SF
  • McKesson 
    Tenant representation in class A office leases totaling 48,056 SF
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
    Tenant representation in class A office lease totaling 24,184 SF
  • The State of California Office of the Public Defender
    Tenant representation in class A office lease totaling 20,981 SF
  • National Nurses United
    Multi-market tenant representation in CA, DC, FL, MO, and TX


Disposition Of Properties

  • MetLife
    Disposition of multi-property Circuit City portfolio
  • American Real Estate Partners; currently known as Icahn Enterprises
    Marketing of an 82 property mixed use national portfolio and the disposition of a portion thereof totaling 459,894 SF
  • Castle & Cooke
    Disposition of a Dollar General Distribution Center totaling 882,187 SF
  • Bentley Forbes
    Disposition of a Bentley Mills building totaling 308,596 SF
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
    Disposition of a class A office building totaling 104,500 SF
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Clients



Tenant Representation - Partial List


  • CBRE, Inc.
  • The State of California Department of General Services (DGS)
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • McKesson

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • RBC: Royal Bank of Canada
  • TranSystems
  • Everest Insurance
  • MCI
  • Telecom Italia
  • CGI
  • General Dynamics
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • The LASIK Vision Institute
  • Express Scripts, Inc.
  • National Nurses United
  • Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • Operation Dignity, Inc.


Disposition Of Multi-Property Portfolios


  • MetLife
  • GE
  • American Real Estate Partners; currently known as Icahn Enterprises
  • Castle & Cooke
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Corporate Partners Capital Group
  • Bentley Forbes
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Alexander Petalas

Senior Associate
Lic. 01406629
+1 415 7720126
+1 415 7720459