Alex Somerville is a First Vice President in the San Francisco office of CBRE and is a member of the firm's Global Corporate Services Group. Somerville joined CBRE after an eight year career in investment banking where he worked with a private equity client base to execute strategic M&A advisory assignments, senior and subordinated debt financings and public and private equity offerings. Areas of expertise include: corporate finance, accounting and tax issues; portfolio analysis and research; as well as development, acquisitions / dispositions and general leasing assignments.
Mr. Somerville is partners with Jay Sholl in providing transaction and advisory services for corporate clients based on the West Coast with national and international operations
The team has a combined 35 years of real estate leasing, development, and capital markets experience and provides advisory and execution capabilities for real estate portfolio decisions including property acquisition / disposition alternatives, sale-leaseback and lease vs. own decisions from an ownership / corporate finance perspective. Over the past 18 months, they have completed 4.84 million square feet of leasing transactions, in excess of 800,000 square feet of development including four build-to suit-transactions as well as multiple corporate dispositions of surplus properties.