African-American Real Estate Professionals Announce New Officers and Board Members – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel
African-American real estate professionals announce new executives and board members
Kimberly Brown, managing director of Cushman & Wakefield, will join industry veteran Troy Jenkins and Avison Young, director and chief investment officer, as the leadership team guiding African-American real estate professionals from Los Angeles.
The change came about following the untimely passing of William “Bill” Yarbro, president of AAREP LA.
The organization also welcomed executive and advisory board members Jamie Brooks, senior vice president at CBRE; and Ben Green, managing director of Western Region Asset Management at Barings Real Estate.
The all-volunteer Board of Directors serves as the governing body of AAREP LA. The Board of Directors provides strategic direction, establishes policies and provides governance oversight to the growing 750-member organization. Sponsors include Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JLL, Eastdil Secured, Barings Real Estate, Brookfield Properties, Primestor Development, OneUnited Bank, Avanath Capital Management and Langdon Park Capital.
Back on the board, Green leads a national team of office asset managers responsible for Barings’ US office portfolio. He establishes best practices and collaborates with regional teams on office asset performance, leasing strategy, ESG and PropTech, while participating in office acquisition underwriting and due diligence.
Since joining the company in 2002, Green’s direct asset management responsibilities have included office, multi-family, retail and industrial properties in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
Prior to Barings, Green began his career at JLL Capital Markets and graduated from the University of Southern California.
Brooks is a senior vice president at CBRE with 18 years of commercial real estate experience and over $1 billion in gross lease/sales value consideration. His proven market knowledge, financial expertise and success in store placement make him an invaluable asset to the company and uniquely position him to assist clients through the real estate process.
Critical to Jamie’s success is his commitment to representing occupiers, landlords, developers and government institutions in historically underserved and ethnically diverse submarkets in Southern California. Long before other commercial real estate companies recognized the relevance of these commercial areas, Jamie developed a commanding presence in these communities and has since been credited with negotiating some of the largest rental and sales transactions in region, delivering lasting and measurable impact through local means. creating jobs, eliminating the blight, increasing tax revenues and realizing within the industry that real economic opportunities exist in these hitherto ignored commercial areas.
Brooks is a graduate of Occidental College and currently resides in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with his wife and two children.
2022 AAREP LA Officers
Kimberly Brown – President, AAREP LA
Cushman and Wakefield
Troy S. Jenkins – Vice President, AAREP LA
Senior Director, Investment Management
Alicia Bramble – Secretary, AAREP LA
Vice President, Asset Management
Douglass Park Asset Management
Michael Tidwell – Treasurer, AAREP LA
Valuation & Advice
Cushman and Wakefield
AAREP LA 2022 Board of Directors
Lynn King Tolliver
Archere Investment Management
Executive Vice President
JLL Los Angeles
Starwood Capital Group
Managing Director, Asset Management
Barings Real Estate
Regional Vice President – Property Management
Charles Dunn Real Estate Services
Senior Diversity Recruitment Business Partner
AAREP LA Advisory Board 2022
Senior Vice President
Head of Retail
One United Bank
Housing capital adviser
City of Los Angeles
Program Manager – Housing for Health
Los Angeles County
Established in 2013, AAREP LA is a non-profit organization that champions the growth of diversity in the commercial real estate profession. AAREP was created to pursue diversity and inclusion within the commercial real estate industry while empowering emerging real estate professionals.
AAREP LA supports the growth and advancement of African Americans within the commercial real estate industry by providing impactful networking opportunities, transformative mentorship, and high-value educational programs that promote personal and professional development.