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Tom Turner

Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

cbre-label-license: Lic. 02079307

Tom Turner Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services Lic. 02079307
San Diego UTC 4301 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122

Professional Experience

Mr. Turner is a licensed real estate broker and specializes in helping law firms, technology, biotech and healthcare companies and a wide variety of real estate users negotiate advantageous space transactions. He also assists owners and investors in a wide variety of property types. Prior to CBRE, Mr. Turner was an award winning commercial real estate attorney at Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch. For 17 years he served as the firm's Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the leader of the firm's Real Estate Team, throughout his management efforts he actively maintained his broad-based commercial real estate transactional practice. He has handled a huge array of commercial real estate transactions, dealing with virtually every property type. He has had a particular emphasis on commercial leasing matters, from the perspective of both landlords and tenants, including some of the largest transactions in the region. Mr. Turner has a strong background in healthcare and life sciences facilities, including hospital and medical office buildings, and high tech, biotech and biomedical, having represented dozens of such companies in their facilities transactions. Mr. Turner was previously a partner in the real estate department of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison. Mr. Turner also has significant experience representing public entities in large public/private partnership projects. 

Career Transition

After a 35+ year career as a commercial real estate lawyer, Mr. Turner has transitioned to the world of commercial brokerage.  He has earned virtually every real estate law award out there, including San Diego’s Best Lawyers, California Superlawyers and Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized with the San Diego Bar Association’s Outstanding Attorney award for his contributions to the community and as California Law Firm Leader of the Year for playing a key role in building San Diego's largest law firm. While Mr. Turner does not provide legal services for our CBRE clients, he brings a wealth of dealmaking knowledge and experience gained as a trusted advisor on the legal side to best position CBRE clients for advantageous transactions in the real estate market.

Property Types Represented

  • Auto Dealerships
  • Biotech
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Mixed Use
  • Multifamily
  • Office
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Raw Land
  • Resort
  • Retail
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations / Recognitions

  • National Conflict Resolution Center; Immediate Past Board Chair
  • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; Board of Directors
  • San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Board of Directors, Past President
  • University Club; Board of Governors
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; Past President, San Diego Chapter Board, NAIOP Foundation Board
  • San Diego Business Journal; The Most Influential People in San Diego
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Past Board
  • La Jolla Music Society; Past Board
  • San Diego League; Past President
  • Home Start; Past President
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal; California Law Firm Leader of the Year
  • Wiley Manuel Pro Bono Services Award
  • American Diabetes Association; Father of the Year
  • San Diego Business Journal; Real Estate Dealmaker of the Year
  • San Diego County Bar Association; Community Service Attorney of the Year
  • Lawyers Club; Member
  • California Department of Real Estate; Broker’s License No. 02079307


  • University of California, Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law; Juris Doctorate 
  • Oxford University, England – Magdalen College; International and Comparative Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Tom Turner Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services Lic. 02079307
San Diego UTC 4301 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122