​LOS ANGELES – Transwestern’s Los Angeles office today announces John Swartz and Josh Kaplan have joined the firm’s capital markets team as senior vice presidents to focus on multifamily investment sales. The additions reflect the ongoing vitality of multifamily development and sales in Southern California.

“Apartment sales prices have trended upward in the Los Angeles metro over the past couple of years as demand has continued to outpace supply,” said Swartz. “Demand also remains strong from developers for new apartment sites. Right now, it's a seller's market, at least until interest rates move up significantly. It is exciting to join Transwestern’s team to focus on this growth area.”

Swartz and Kaplan both join the firm from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, where they oversaw the acquisition and disposition of multifamily, retail and mixed-use properties and development sites throughout the Los Angeles metro. Swartz previously served on the development and acquisitions teams at Watt Companies, Lagovent Real Estate Group and Global Commercial Real Estate Services. Kaplan also served in the areas of asset management and acquisitions for Federal Realty Investment Trust and Watt Companies. Together they bring more than 28 years of commercial real estate experience in brokerage, acquisitions, asset management and development. 

Swartz and Kaplan will also work with Transwestern’s structured finance group led by Senior Vice President Steven Orchard. 

“Many of our clients are looking to secure debt and equity financing, and the ability to introduce them to Transwestern’s structured finance experts as an integrated team allows us to serve them more efficiently,” said Kaplan. “Bringing our Los Angeles multifamily market expertise to Transwestern’s national multifamily investment sales platform will further strengthen Transwestern’s presence in Southern California.”


Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 181 offices in 40 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit www.transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.



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