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Grubb & Ellis Company: Joseph Swingle executive managing director

Staff writer |
Santa Ana, Ca., USA - January 19, 2010, Santa Ana, Ca., USA - Grubb & Ellis Compan, a global real estate services and investment firm, announced that Joseph Swingle has been appointed executive managing director, New York, effectively immediately.

Mr. Swingle has an established track record as a successful leader who has built long-term relationships with some of the company's largest clients. Mr. Swingle succeeds David Arena, who has been promoted to chairman, Tri-State Region.

Mr. Swingle joined Grubb & Ellis in 1988. A 22-year real estate services veteran, he has served as executive managing director, Global Client Services since 2004. Mr. Swingle holds the Real Property Administrator and Facility Management Administrator designations and is a member of Corenet and International Facilities Management Association.

Mr. Arena joined Grubb & Ellis in 2006 from Jones Lang LaSalle. A 25-year veteran of the New York commercial real estate market, Mr. Arena is one of the industry's best known local professionals. While at Jones Lang LaSalle, Arena advised a blue-chip roster of clients such as MetLife, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Hines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also spent nine years at Morgan Stanley as the head of Global Corporate Real Estate. Mr. Arena began his real estate career at Tishman Speyer Properties in 1986.


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