LOS ANGELES—Charles Dunn Company, one of the largest full-service regional real estate firms in the western United States, has named Rich Higgins as managing director. He will work out of the firm’s West Los Angeles office and will focus on growing the firm’s footprint in the South Bay office market.

Higgins, a seasoned industry professional with extensive commercial real estate networks in the South Bay and across Southern California, began his career in 1982 as the representing broker for Skypark Medical and Office Center in Torrance, to date the city’s largest commercial development. He has had perspective on the pulse of South Bay’s real estate market ever since. In 1983 he co-founded South Bay Commercial, which became Southern California’s seventeenth largest commercial real estate firm. Under his leadership, the firm grew to 27 brokers across three offices, and was a leading brokerage in the South Bay/Long Beach market. He comes to Charles Dunn from United Agencies, Inc. where he served as senior vice president and focused on insurance sales for commercial real estate companies.

“By joining Charles Dunn, Rich is provided with the opportunity to connect his vast network of satisfied clients with the company’s comprehensive real estate services,” said Darrell Levonian, executive managing officer with Charles Dunn Company. “His professional foothold in the South Bay is a valuable asset. As the industry evolves and becomes increasingly competitive, Rich’s adaptive, enduring business experience is well-matched with the company.” 

Levonian has been a longtime colleague of Higgins and welcomed the opportunity to sync Higgins’ expertise with encouraging prospects in the South Bay market. As Charles Dunn takes advantage of its forward momentum and expands into additional markets, Higgins’ appointment was a strategic fit for the firm.

Higgins has demonstrated a personal commitment to the South Bay area, and is enthused by the market’s vibrant outlook. “The South Bay has unprecedented potential for growth and has exhibited value for owners, users, investors, and lenders,” notes Higgins. “I am excited to engage with this market and once again help drive its positive growth.”

Charles Dunn Company is one of the largest full-service regional real estate firms in the western United States. Established in 1921 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm’s brokerage practice continues to be a market leader.