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December 2016 issue

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December 2016

2016’s

Fastest

Growing

Companies

The Think Tank:

Top Minds look to 2017

Multifamily’s Growth

Engine Keeps ChUgging

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Fastest-Growing

Companies 2016

Following the success of our inaugural Fastest-Growing Companies feature, Real Estate Forum is once again

putting the spotlight on some of the most dynamic, successful firms in the commercial real estate arena. We’re

ranking companies that have achieved exceptional growth in recent years, outpacing their competition. Be it

through mergers or strategic acquisitions, opening offices in new markets or making strategic hires, the 26 firms

on the following pages represent the robust health of the industry.

METHODOLOGY: Nominees received a score for growth in two key areas—revenue and headcount growth—

from year-end 2013 to year-end 2015. The sum of those scores determined the final rankings of each

company within its size category. All nominated firms provided financial reports, signed affidavits or sworn

statements verifying the accuracy of their submissions.

The Heavy Hitter

CBRE Group Inc.

Los Angeles

www.cbre.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 1

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 1

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 1

2015 Revenue: $6,189,913,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 37%

Number of Employees in 2015: 33,500

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 40%

Head Executive

Bob Sulentic, President and CEO

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate

Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance Brokerage)

Additional Business: Developer/Builder

Regions of Operation: National, International

Sulentic

As it wraps up its 110th year of operation, the

world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based

on 2015 revenue) is coming off of a period of massive growth. Focusing

on strategic acquisitions and organic growth, the Fortune 500 and S&P 500

company has not only expanded into new markets and service lines but

has also grown its employee base (excluding affiliates) to more than

70,000—nearly half in the US—in 400-plus offices worldwide.

CBRE has completed more than 30 acquisitions valued at $2.3 billion

in the past four years alone. One of its most recent M&As, the

$1.5-billion buy of Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions business

in 2015, is counted among the industry’s largest deals of its kind in

the past decade. That transaction solidified the firm’s position as a

global leader in providing integrated outsourcing services—including

facilities and project management, strategic consulting and transactions—to

the top corporate occupiers.

Strategic moves like these, combined with the firm’s efforts to attract

and retain top talent, expand its geographic presence, business lines

and client base, and enhance its technology and operating platform,

have boosted CBRE’s bottom line and industry clout. Earlier this year,

Forbes named CBRE the 15th best employer in America (across all

industries) and lauded the company’s work environment. The firm has

also been named a Fortune “Most Admired Company” for the past four

years and Euromoney has named it the “Global Real Estate Advisor of the

Year.”

These accolades, say company officials, have served as building

blocks for CBRE’s growth strategy, which shows no signs of slowing

down. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including

facilities, transaction and project management, property management,

investment management, appraisal and valuation, property leasing and

sales, strategic consulting, mortgage services and development services.

Over the next five years, expect to see the firm continue with its expansion

plans, growing both the services it offers and its footprint as it

generates new clients.


LARGE COMPANIES

Avison Young

Chicago

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OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 1

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 2

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 1

2015 Revenue: $232,000,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 105%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $300,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 1,415

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 50%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 1,602

Rose

Head Executives

Mark E. Rose, Chairman and CEO

Gary Hubbard, Chief Financial Officer

Earl Webb, President, US Operations

Hiren Thakar, SVP, Corporate Strategy

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate Svcs.

(Leasing, Sales, Finance Brokerage)

Regions of Operation: National, International

The aggressive growth strategy that Avison Young embarked on in 2008 is

paying off, as the firm tops our Fastest-Growing Companies list within its

peer group for the second year. Based in Toronto with US headquarters in

Chicago, Avison Young is a collaborative real estate services firm that’s

owned and operated by its principals. Over the past eight years the firm has

grown from 290 employees in 11 offices with C$36 million in revenue in

Canada to more than 2,400 employees in 79 offices, generating C$500 million

in global revenue in five countries. Since 2008, the firm has hired 300-

plus key recruits (senior professionals) and completed over 30 acquisitions.

That the employees own the organization is one of the greatest drivers

of Avison Young’s innovative methods—what the firm describes as a holistic

approach to client service that. Its strategy is focused on building a

full-service enterprise in a “2 by 5 by 5” model, serving two client sets

(owners and occupiers), with five service lines (leasing, property management,

project management, capital markets services and consulting services),

across five primary product types (office, retail, industrial, hospitality

and multifamily).

In addition to the efforts of its leadership, Avison Young’s growth was

boosted by investments in 2011 and 2014 from Tricor Pacific Capital

Inc., a North American private equity firm. Avison Young has also concentrated

on organic growth; during the first nine months of 2016 the

firm added 83 key recruits and closed four acquisitions. Meanwhile, its

“Young Guns” program is grooming 350-plus young professionals, putting

the next generation of talent on a path to principalship.

Expect to see more moves from Avison Young. For instance, the firm’s

keeping an eye on potential acquisition opportunities in Europe amid the

post-Brexit tumult. Domestically, the company follows demographic,

technology and business trends to target markets with high employment

growth for its expansion efforts.

Passo

Sullivan

Jahncke

Brown

Passco Cos.

Irvine, CA

passco.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 2

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 1

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 4

2015 Revenue: $481,000,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 123%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $550,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 58

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 2%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 60

Head Executives

William O. Passo, Founder and CEO

Larry Sullivan, President

Tom Jahncke, President, Passco Capital

Belden Brown, SVP and National Sales Manager

Primary Business: Private Investor/Owner

Region of Operation: National

Founded by Bill Passo in 1998, Passco Cos. has continued

to grow at a rapid rate over the past year not

only in terms of revenue growth but also physically,

expanding its presence to over 17 different states and growing its

national portfolio. One of the key drivers behind this success is its

continued strategy to focus on its “Next 10” model, which focuses on

markets that are positioned for long-term growth over the next

decade. This forward-looking approach has enabled it to acquire

properties in markets that will perform well over time, resulting in

strong rental growth and increased property values.

In 2015, Passco bought more than $230 million in multifamily and

retail properties and, by the end of this year, it expects to have completed

more than $550 million in deals. It’s also added offices during

that time frame, notably in Texas and the Southeast, the latter of which

has been extremely active and aggressive in terms of growth. Passco now

owns more than 26 assets across the Southeast and is continuing to

expand both its holdings and its client base.

The firm has also experienced a tremendous increase in the number

of investors it serves, particularly foreign investors in China. In 2016

alone, Passco has invested more than $15 million in foreign capital, and

that figure is expected to grow in the coming year.

As part of its ongoing strategy, expanding the portfolio in strong

growth markets across the country will continue to be a major

focus. With a emphasis on the multifamily and retail sectors, Passco

expects to do more than $1 billion worth of acquisitions over the

course of the next year. It also views self-storage as a major potential

growth area; the firm recently sold two such facilities in Florida and

plans to acquire more than $30 million of that product within the

next 12 months.


Marcus & Millichap

Calabasas, CA

www.marcusmillichap.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 3

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 3

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 2

Nadji

Labar

2015 Revenue: $689,100,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 58%

Number of Employees in 2015: 715

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 22%

Head Executives

Hessam Nadji, President and CEO

Mitchell Labar, Chief Operating Officer

Marty Louie, Chief Financial Officer

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate Services

(Investment Sales, Financing, Research and

Advisory)

Regions of Operation: National, Canada

At 45 years old, Marcus & Millichap is an established

leader in commercial real estate investment

sales, financing, research and advisory services,

ranking among the top 10 investment sales brokerage

firms (based on the number of transactions) in

Louie

the US for the past 10 years. As of Nov. 3, the company

counted more than 1,600 investment sales and financing professionals,

including affiliates, in over 80 offices in the US and

Canada.

This success is due in part to MMI’s focus on the private client segment,

an area in which it has a reputation of being a “category killer,”

since this segment accounts for upwards of 80% of overall transaction

volume. MMI is also among the leading brokers of specialty property

segments that offer ample growth opportunity.

On the other end of the spectrum, its Institutional Property

Advisors division has specialized in larger private investor and institutional

brokerage since its inception five years ago. Meanwhile, the

firm offers clients services in financing through its Marcus &

Millichap Capital Corp. division, which works closely with MMI’s

investment sales teams. MMI’s wealth of market research, backed by

a longstanding tradition of technological innovation, rounds out the

firm’s offerings, with more than 1,000 research products annually,

customized by property type and local markets, and consulting and

advisory services.

MMI has seen major growth since its October 2013 IPO, going

from $274.7 million in 2011 to $689.1 million in 2015. Bottomline

growth in 2015 was $66.4 million, up from $49.5 million in

2014 and $8.2 million in 2013. In 2015, sales volume grew to an

all-time high of $37.8 billion. The company’s mortgage brokerage

division, MMCC reached a milestone of $4.9 billion in financing

in 2015.

Its ongoing growth plan targets specific regions and metros

based on a number of variables. Spearheaded by key professionals

in select locations and disciplines, its strategy essentially focuses on

three areas of growth opportunity: the private client segment,

financing services and specialty property types and larger

transactions.

Kidder Mathews

Seattle

www.kiddermathews.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 4

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 4

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 3

2015 Revenue: $127,866,037

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 54%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $145,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 522

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 11%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 610

Lyon

Frame

Head Executives

Jeff Lyon, Chairman and CEO

Bill Frame, President

Gordon Buchan, CFO and COO

Brian Hatcher, Executive Vice President, Brokerage

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate Services

(Leasing, Sales, Finance Brokerage)

Additional Business: Property Management,

Valuation Advisory, China Services, Consulting,

Facilities, Corporate Services, Project & Construction

Management, Sustainability

Region of Operation: West

Kidder Mathews counts more than 600 real estate professionals and staff

in 17 offices in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Those employees focus on services including brokerage, appraisal, property

management, consulting, sustainability, debt and equity finance,

and project and construction management services for all property

types. With an annual transaction volume of $4.7 billion, the company

manages over 37 million square feet of space and conducts 1,300-plus

appraisals per year.

Founded in 1969, Kidder Mathews recently announced the appointment

of Bill Frame as its president, following two years of succession

planning for a strong leadership team that would keep the firm independent

for the long term, rather than folding it into a publicly held

company. The move to add the role of president is one of several personnel

additions made in the past year to support the firm’s growth

and infrastructure.

In the past 18 months the firm has added eight offices in California,

Nevada and Arizona, bringing its total California locations to 10. It plans to

continue its expansion into the Los Angeles market in the next year. Seeing

its greatest growth opportunities in that state, Kidder Mathews is also looking

to grow strategically, through opening new offices or acquisitions, in the

Bay Area—specifically the East Bay—and in Southern California.


MID-SIZED COMPANIES

S2 Capital LLC

Dallas

www.s2cp.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 1

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 1

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 1

Everett

Bird

2015 Revenue: $34,107,235.34

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 2,978%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $53,469,458

Number of Employees in 2015: 95

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 4,650%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 135

Head Executives

Scott Everett, Co-Founder and Partner

Skip Bird, Co-Founder and Partner

Primary Business: Private Investor/Owner

Region of Operation: Southeast

Founded in 2012 as a multifamily value-add investment platform

focusing on the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, S2 Capital has over the past

four years built a $700-million portfolio of class B and C apartment

communities. The firm has acquired more than 8,500 multifamily

units and invested in excess of $90 million in upgrades and renovations

since its formation.

S2 Capital’s entrepreneurial approach to investing has it pursuing

deals that are traditionally unattractive to institutional investors and

require a hands-on asset management approach to produce attractive

risk-adjusted returns. The firm has been aggressive in expanding

through strategic acquisitions in the DFW market, allowing it to

build a strong track record that helps it draw capital and attractive

debt terms. In addition to M&As and partnerships, there’s a focus on

on organic growth. In short, S2 Capital’s founders say, “We hire great

people and get out of their way!”

Over the next five years, S2 Capital will continue to concentrate on

heavy value-add opportunities in class B and C properties catering to

households earnings $35,000 to 50,000 a year. “As you watch what’s

unfolding in Houston, the B and C apartment stock is remaining full with

even a little bit of rent growth,” says Bird. “We feel this is a strong sector to

be in, heading into what some consider to be the peak of the cycle. We

don’t agree and feel multifamily will continue to offer very attractive

returns for our investors and allow us to continue our growth.”

Caliber, the Wealth Development Co.

Scottsdale, AZ

www.caliberco.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 2

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 2

EMPLOYEE COUNT GROWTH RANK: 4

2015 Revenue: $23,000,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 109%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $34,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 290

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 104%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 590

Loeffler

Head Executive

Chris Loeffler

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Primary Business: Owner, Developer,

Asset Manager, Commercial Real Estate

Services, Broker

Additional Business: Investor/Owner

Regions of Operation: Southwest, West

Caliber is a real estate investment firm offering alternative strategies to

accredited investors interested in growing their portfolios and achieving

long-term cash flow through diversified vertically integrated assets.

Comprised of five business lines—investment, construction and development,

property management, brokerage and hospitality—the firm

has what it calls a 360-degree approach to buying, selling, renovating

and investing in real estate on behalf of its clients, namely individual

private investors.

Caliber was founded in 2008—in the aftermath of the financial

crash—as a startup with no initial capital and three co-founders,

including Chris Loeffler and Jennifer and Donnie Schrader. Since

then it has grown to become a full-service investment firm with 590

employees, and has acquired and repositioned over $250 million in

assets under management, including commercial, residential, multifamily,

self-storage and hospitality real estate in Arizona, Nevada and

Alaska.

Looking to next year, Caliber expects to grow its assets under management

to $400 million, but it isn’t relying solely on its proven

strategy. Loeffler is prepping the firm to go public through an

endeavor used by few US companies: utilizing Regulation A+ of Title

IV of the US JOBS Act, which was enacted to help smaller businesses

to grow, raise funds and invest in the community using newer legislative

guidelines. Caliber is currently testing the waters for a $15-million

Reg A+ IPO.

Over the next five or so years, the Caliber team is also looking to

complete development of two Net Zero Energy projects, target additional

acquisitions in the hotel space, open new funds and take

advantage of available investment opportunities, while implementing

a path for infusing innovative technology applications across its

investments.


MID-SIZED COMPANIES

Bellwether Enterprise

Cleveland

www.bellwetherenterprise.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 3

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 4

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 3

2015 Revenue: $55,123,681

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 91%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $89,298,571

Number of Employees in 2015: 181

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 108%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 207

Huffman

Head Executives

Ned Huffman, President

Deborah Rogan, Executive Vice President

Todd Harrop, Executive Vice President and

National Director, Capital Markets

Phil Melton, Executive Vice President and

National Director, Affordable

Rogan Harrop Melton

Primary Business: Lender/Capital Source

Region of Operation: National

Bellwether Enterprise is a national, full-service commercial and multifamily

mortgage banking company, providing loan products that

range from Fannie Mae DUS to offerings from life isnurnace companies

and pensiuon funds. As a subsidiary of Enterprise Community

Investment Inc, Bellwether supports the parent organization’s mission

of creating and preserving affordable housing in thriving communities.

The current year has been a strong one for Bellwether, and loan

volumes are projected to grow by 20% year over year total $5.3 billion.

The company attributes its succeesses this year in part to industry-wide

growth, with several factors combining to create an attractive environment

for lenders and investors alike. Among these has been a continuing

low interest rate environment, allowing investors to lock in sub-4%

fixed rates for 10 years or longer. Such low rates reduce risk on transactions

for long-term periods, making investing highly attractive.

Bellwether also points to the ample liquidity available to support

properly underwritten high-quality real estate investment.

Furthermore, a lack of alternative investments has served to position

real estate favorably in terms of risk and return on investment. Finally,

investment activity in second-tier markets has greatly increased, as

investors challenged to find acceptable returns in first-tier markets

have broadened their horizons.

Edge Realty Partners

Dallas

www.edge-re.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 5

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 5

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 7

2015 Revenue: $22,459,076.75

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 90%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $23,967,361.59

Number of Employees in 2015: 85

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 81%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 100

Head Executives

Brian Murphy

Managing Principal

Adam Schiller

Managing Principal

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate Services (Leasing,

Sales, Finance Brokerage)

Region of Operation: National

Founded in 2009, EDGE Realty Partners provides brokerage, development

and investment sales services throughout the Southwest.

With offices in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin-San Antonio, Houston and

Southern California, the EDGE team represents more than 230

retailers and restaurants and in excess of 10 million square feet of

retail. The firm attributes its recent growth to a combination of talent

acquisition, partnerships and growing its client base organically,.


CBC Advisors

Salt Lake City

www.cbcadvisors.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 4

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 3

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 5

2015 Revenue: $27,500,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 104%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $60,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 230

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 92%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 510

Head Executives

Lew Cramer, CEO

Brandon Fugal, Chairman

Rob Cord, President

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate Services (Leasing, Sales,

Finance Brokerage); Facility/Property Management

Regions of Operation: National, International

The largest Coldwell Banker Commercial organization globally, CBC

Advisors has maintained its designation as the top-performing global

affiliate for 13 consecutive years. CBC Advisors has experienced significant

growth since 2013 as a result of organic growth, market expansion,

new service lines and talent acquisition.

Its most significant growth occurred in a single March 2016 transaction,

when it acquired the second largest Coldwell Banker

Commercial affiliate in the world in March of 2016. Both organizations

were flagship operations within the 110-year-old Coldwell

Banker Commercial brand. The merger allowed for significant

increases to platform, resources and footprint.

Over the past year, the firm has grown from an operation with four

offices in the Intermountain region to 30 offices in primary and

dynamic secondary markets across the US, ranging from New York

City to Los Angeles, Miami and Anchorage, AK.

CBC Advisors, which takes a broker-led approach to management

and brings an institutional grade platform to the overlooked middle

market, has set its sights on expansion in additional primary and

dynamic secondary markets coast to coast. At the same time, the firm

will evaluate opportunities to acquire new talent and expand all service

lines.

Fugal Cramer Cord

Foundry Commercial

Orlando, FL

www.foundrycommercial.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 6

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 9

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 2

2015 Revenue: $30,850,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 55%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $43,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 224

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 124%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 273

Ellis

Head Executive

Paul Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Year Founded: 2007

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate

Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance Brokerage)

Additional Business: Developer/Builder

Region of Operation: Southeast

Peak Campus

Atlanta

www.peakcampus.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 7

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 6

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 8

2015 Revenue: $15,311,926

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 64%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $16,466,083

Number of Employees in 2015: 1,004

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 52%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 1,111

Clark

Head Executive

Bob Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Year Founded: 2011

Primary Business: Property Management

Additional Business: Developer/Builder

Region of Operation: National


MID-SIZED COMPANIES

Premier Business Centers

Irvine, CA

www.pbcenters.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 8

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 11

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 6

2015 Revenue: $64,964,002

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 23%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $73,942,009

Number of Employees in 2015: 262

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 86%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 327

Reinstein

Head Executive

Jeff Reinstein

Chief Executive Officer

Year Founded: 2002

Primary Business: Commercial Real

Estate Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance

Brokerage)

Region of Operation: National

Franklin Street

Tampa, FL

franklinst.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 9*

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 8

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 10

2015 Revenue: $20,536,434

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 57%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $21,495,018

Number of Employees in 2015: 191

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 28%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 250

Wright

Head Executive

Andrew Wright

CEO and Managing Partner

Year Founded: 2006

Primary Business: Commercial Real

Estate Services (Corporate, Capital and

Valuation Advisory; Landlord/Tenant

Representation, Management; and

Insurance Brokerage)

Regions of Operation: National, Southeast

Whitestone REIT

Houston

www.whitestonereit.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 9*

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 10

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 9

2015 Revenue: $93,416,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 54%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $102,000,000

CONTI

Addison, TX

www.contiorg.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 10

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 7

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 11

2015 Revenue: $30,195,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 59%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: -

Number of Employees in 2015: 95

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 40%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 105

Vaz

Number of Employees in 2015: 67

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 5%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 80

Mastandrea

Head Executives

James Mastandrea, Chairman and CEO

Dave Holeman, Chief Financial Officer

John Dee, Chief Operating Officer

Christine Mastandrea, VP, Corporate Strategy

Bradford Johnson, VP, Acquisitions and

Asset Management

Year Founded: 1998

Primary Business: REIT/Public Inv.-Owner

Region of Operation: Southwest

Head Executives

Carlos Vaz

Co-Founder and CEO

Stewart Hsu

Co-Founder and COO

Hsu

Year Founded: 2008

Primary Business: Private Investor/Owner

Region of Operation: Southwest

*Tied for Ninth Place


SMALL COMPANIES

Brexton

Columbus

www.brextonllc.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 1

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 2

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 4

2015 Revenue: $17,899,674

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 298%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue:

$31,244,336

Galvin

Number of Employees in 2015: 23

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 109%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 28

Primary Business: Developer/Builder

Additional Business: Commercial Real Estate Services

Region of Operation: Midwest

Head Executives

Timothy P. Galvin, Chief Executive Officer

Mary E. Beatty, EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Mark R. Caulk, Executive Vice President, Operations

Melanie Wollenberg, Executive Vice President, Development

Beatty

Caulk

Wollenberg

Incorporated in 2001, Brexton is a firm dedicated to commercial construction,

development, construction management, design build, general

construction and financing services to the commercial real estate

industry. Starting with eight employees in 2010, its targeted focus on

high-growth development opportunities such as healthcare helped it

grow into its current state. The firm was awarded $51 million in projects

last year, up 22% from 2014. For the next few years, Brexton is

returning to its roots, seeking out development opportunities in the

medical and healthcare sector.

Paramount Lodging Advisors

Chicago

www.paramountlodging.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 2

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 6

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 2

Reliance Retail LLC | DBA Retail Solutions

Austin, TX

retailsolutions.us

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 3

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 7

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 1

2015 Revenue: $6,012,012

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 144%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $8,000,000

Misra

Beider

Number of Employees in 2015: 17

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: -6%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 21

Head Executives

Sanjeev Misra

President

Daniel Beider

Chairman

Year Founded: 2007

Primary Business: Commercial Real

Estate Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance

Brokerage)

Region of Operation: National

Simmonds

Turner

Sanchez

2015 Revenue: $6,175,848.67

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 88%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue:

$6,800,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 18

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 200%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 28

Head Executives

David Simmonds

President

Martin Turner

Chief Executive Officer

Sherry Sanchez

Chief Operations Officer

Year Founded: 2009

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate

Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance

Brokerage)

Region of Operation: National


Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard &

Swanson LLP

San Diego

www.cgs3.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 4

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 3

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 6

2015 Revenue: $7,900,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 147%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $10,500,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 15

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 50%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 22

Head Executives

David Swartz, Partner

Ray Gliner, Partner

Sean Southard, Partner

Fernando Landa, Partner

Dawn Saunders, Partner

Year Founded: 2013

Primary Business: Service Provider (Law)

Region of Operation: National

Heritage Group

San Diego

www.theheritagegroup.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 5

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 8

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 3

2015 Revenue: $2,442,516

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 144%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $2,705,000

Cortese

Hoekstra

Number of Employees in 2015: 13

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 44%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 17

Head Executives

Rocco Cortese, Managing Director

Mark Hoekstra, Managing Director

Year Founded: 2010

Primary Business: Commercial Real Estate

Services (Leasing, Sales, Finance

Brokerage)

Additional Business: Private Investor/

Owner

Region of Operation: West

Sands Investment Group

Charleston, SC

signnn.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 6

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 5

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 7

2015 Revenue: $4,909,690

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 87%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $7,550,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 21

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 2,000%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 30

Head Executives

Chris Sands, Founder and CEO

Liz Sands, Co-Founder and VP, Marketing

Joshua Bliss, Vice President, Operations

Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director

Dan Hoogesteger, Managing Director

Max Freedman, Managing Director

Year Founded: 2010

Primary Business: Brokerage

Additional Business: Consultants and Service Providers

Region of Operation: National

C. Sands L. Sands

Bliss Ackerman Hoogesteger Freedman


SMALL COMPANIES

Wicker Park Apartments Inc.

Chicago

wickerparkapartments.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 7

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 9

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 5

Twinrock Partners LLC

Newport Beach, CA

www.twinrockpartners.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 8

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 1

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 10

2015 Revenue: $4,152,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 57%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $6,835,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 4

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 100%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 5

Head Executive

Mark Sutherland

President

Year Founded: 1996

Primary Business: Developer/Builder

Sutherland Additional Business: Private Investor-

Owner

Region of Operation: Midwest

Philips

Meyer

Shaikh

2015 Revenue: $12,000,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 362%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue:

$18,000,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 11

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: -8%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 60

Head Executive

Alexander Philips, CEO and CIO

Michael Meyer, Chairman

Aizaz Shaikh, President

Year Founded: 2006

Primary Business: Private Investor/Owner

Additional Business: REIT/Public Investor-

Owner

Region of Operation: National

Housing Trust Group

Miami

htgf.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 9

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 4

EMPLOYEE GROWTH RANK: 9

2015 Revenue: $3,979,000

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 62%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $6,193,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 36

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 157%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 58

DMR Architects

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

www.dmrarchitects.com

OVERALL GROWTH RANK: 10

REVENUE GROWTH RANK: 10

EMPLOYEE COUNT GROWTH RANK: 8

2015 Revenue: $5,326,093

Three-Year Growth in Revenue: 3%

Projected Year-End 2016 Revenue: $9,800,000

Number of Employees in 2015: 30

Three-Year Growth in # of Employees: 20%

Projected Headcount at Year-End 2016: 39

Rieger

Head Executive

Matthew Rieger, President and CEO

Year Founded: 2006

Primary Business: Developer/Builder

Additional Business: Institution/Pension

Fund/ Asset Manager

Regions of Operation: Southeast,

Southwest

Rosenberg

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Head Executive

Lloyd A. Rosenberg, AIA,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Year Founded: 1991

Primary Business: Service Provider

(Architect)

Region of Operation: Northeast

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