o capitalize on Grubb & Ellis' unique ability to provideclients a full array of real estate services and investmentproducts.Scott D. Peters, chief executive oOfficer of Grubb &Ellis Co., says that the new position is intended to strengthen thecompany's capital markets capabilities and to maximize the synergybetween its real estate services and investment businesses. Esnardjoins Grubb & Ellis effective June 23 and will be based in theCompany's Santa Ana headquarters. He will be responsible fordirecting Grubb & Ellis' investment brokerage business, whichincludes its Institutional Investment Group and Private CapitalInvestment Group.

As president of brokerage services at Colliers Internationalfrom 2006 to January 2008, Esnard led an organization that included24 offices and more than 450 brokers. Previously, he was a Partnerat FORT Properties Inc., and one of five principals responsible forthe development of the tenant-in-common firm.

Earlier in his career, Esnard spent 23 years at CB Richard Ellisin a variety of brokerage and leaderships roles. In addition tolaunching the firm's Private Client Group, Esnard was seniormanaging director of investment properties, with responsibility forCB Richard Ellis' investment business in the Western US. He alsocreated a number of specialized practices, including the firm'snet-lease practice; he held line management positions in Arizona,Northern California and Los Angeles and was a nationally recognizedbroker in the firm for a number of years. He began his brokeragecareer in 1980 with Grubb & Ellis.

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