IRVINE, CA— has learned exclusively that industry veteran Malcolm O’Donnell has joined Swift Real Estate Partners as a partner to establish its Southern California expansion and to be responsible for that region. The San Francisco-based firm has also acquired an office building at 111 Pacifica here for an unspecified amount, which will house the firm’s Southern California office where O’Donnell will be based.

Prior to joining Swift, O’Donnell served as managing partner at Akaku Capital, a Southern California real estate investment and management firm. He also served as senior managing director for CarrAmerica‘s Southern California region from 2000 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as VP of acquisitions for Beacon Properties and also worked at the development firms of Overton Moore and Majestic Realty. In total, he brings more than 30 years of real estate experience to Swift.

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