Jeff Givens Givens: “We still think there are opportunities going forward for well-located assets that maybe have been underutilized or are underperforming, for taking properties that fit that general category and repositioning those and turning them around and making them successful going forward.”

SAN DIEGO—Kearny Real Estate has beefed up its San Diego staff and is looking for opportunistic and value-add properties to acquire Downtown and in Mission Valley as well as to improve upon its third-party management assets, SVP Jeffrey Givens tells The firm recently hired Sonia Miró as director of property management in the San Diego office to oversee its growing local portfolio.

Miró brings more than three decades of experience in the management of commercial office and industrial properties. During her career, she has been responsible for the leasing oversight and financial performance of approximately 20 million square feet of commercial real estate assets in the San Diego area including Emerald Plaza, which was acquired by Kearny in December 2016. Miró will lead the property-management efforts for Kearny’s San Diego assets as well as its additional third-party property management assignments. Prior to joining Kearny, Miró was regional director, West Coast property management, for BioMed Realty.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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