Executive Vice President
CA License Number: # 01938814
Before joining Travers Realty Corporation in January of 2014, Lalo Diaz was the Branch Manager- Market Leader of Cushman & Wakefield's downtown LA office. As the youngest Market Leader in the country, he was in charge of recruiting, revenue generation and the office P&L. Before Cushman & Wakefield, he spent twelve (12) years working for Maguire Properties and Thomas Properties, two of the largest REIT's in downtown Los Angeles. Lalo managed almost 12 million square feet of leasing duties for the downtown LA portfolio and he negotiated over 200 transactions totaling over 2.5 million square feet on behalf of the ownership.
This unique experience gives Lalo a tremendous advantage when understanding the motives of a landlord and of a tenant, while navigating through the intricacies of an office building. He demonstrates vast experience when understanding operating expenses, space utilizations functions and the lease document required to operate in a Class A tower. As a bilingual Spanish speaker, Lalo started his career in Cushman & Wakefield's Mexico City office leasing Torre Mayor, Latin America's newest and tallest institutional office tower before returning to Los Angeles to begin his real estate practice. He is heavily involved in the community by serving on two non-profit boards supporting inner city education, the Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association board and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Mr. Diaz earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with a concentration in Economics from UC Berkeley and he is in the final year of his MBA at the Marshall School of Business at USC.