Kennedy Wilson Adds Seven to San Antonio Office

Ernest L. Brown, IV, CCIM, tapped to serve as co-managing director
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SAN ANTONIO - May 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson has added seven new members to its San Antonio office. Ernest Brown, CCIM a 30-year real estate veteran, will serve as co-managing director alongside Charles “Butch” West, who has served as managing director of brokerage and leasing in Austin for the firm since 2012. The new additions were previously with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which has closed its San Antonio operations.  Brown and his team have joined Kennedy Wilson’s existing 75-person Texas team.

         “This was the perfect opportunity to add a team of seasoned brokers, all of whom are well-respected in our industry,” said Steve Pyhrr, senior managing director of the firm’s Texas operations. “The addition builds on our already solid footprint in this region to allow for further future growth with an extremely solid senior team, and we are very excited about this direction.”

         In addition to Brown, other members joining the team include: Rick Stagers, CCIM; George Harcourt; Barbara Crane, CCIM; Cynthia Ellison, CCIM; Clint Hennessey and Jorge Rodriquez.

         “The strength of the Kennedy Wilson platform – and the ability to team up with the Kennedy Wilson group in Austin – will allow us to expand our reach throughout the Texas market,” Brown said. “In addition, we now have the ability to offer a complete spectrum of property services, which will make us much more valuable to our client base.”

         The Kennedy Wilson Texas operation includes offices in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.

         Brown, who previously served as managing director, has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience. He earned a double major in economics and natural resources from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.

         Senior Director Rick Stagers, CCIM, brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and specializes in industrial property transactions. A highly decorated Naval officer and veteran of the first Gulf War, Stager retired from the military in 2000 and launched his successful career in real estate.

         Cynthia Ellison, CCIM, joins as senior director. A retail specialist, she brings more than 25 years of real estate experience to the team. Over the years, she has received numerous awards including the Chairman’s Council Award, and she has been recognized as one of the top five producers for her prior firm for more than 23 years. In 2007, she was appointed as a member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) National Board, a position she still holds.

         Barbara Crane, CCIM, joins as senior director, with more than 34 years of commercial real estate experience. She remains actively involved in the CCIM Institute on a national basis and actively teaches a number of courses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts from Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.

George Harcourt brings more than 20 years of real estate experience and joins as senior director. His career includes not only working with major corporations conducting both tenant and landlord leasing as well as investment sales transactions, but he has also worked as a mortgage lender.

Clint Hennessey, a 13-year real estate industry veteran, joins as senior director. A land specialist in the San Antonio market, he received his B.A. in business management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Jorge Rodriguez is the newest member of the team and joins as senior associate specializing in investment transactions. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio, is fluent in Spanish, and focuses on Latin American investments.

The new group will be located in the Mercantile Building, located at 40 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio, which will be the firm’s second location in the area. The current San Antonio management and marketing offices are located in the One Technology Center at 7411 John Smith Dr. at Babcock Road.


About Kennedy Wilson

Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is a vertically integrated global real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The company, on its own or with partners, invests opportunistically in a variety of real estate related investments, including commercial, multifamily, loan purchases and originations, residential, and hotels. Kennedy Wilson offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including investment management, property services, auction, conventional sales, brokerage and research. For further information on Kennedy Wilson, please

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