WALNUT CREEK, CA-Grubb & Ellis Co. hired John Dolby assenior vice president of the office group. He will primarily focuson the Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley and Hayward markets.

Dolby has 25 years of success in the Oakland office market,according to Ed Del Beccaro, managing director of Grubb &Ellis’ Walnut Creek office. Dolby’s addition extends Grubb &Ellis’ recruiting success in the San Francisco region. Overthe past eight months, nine professionals have joined the company’sWalnut Creek office and 32 have joined the company overall in theBay Area, expanding the company’s office, retail and investmentcapabilities.

Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Dolby spent 13 years as avice president of Shorenstein Realty Services, where he served asthe leasing and marketing vice president of CityCenter, a 1.6-million-square-foot class A office andretail center located in downtown Oakland. During his tenure,he handled leasing more than four million square feet of officespace.

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