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Jeffrey M. Read

Executive Managing Director

CA RE License #01040265

Jeffrey Read serves as an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank in the Newport Beach office. Mr. Read specializes in industrial property acquisition/disposition, sale/lease transactions, development analysis and investment analysis throughout Southern California as well as corporate services on a national level. Active in the commercial real estate industry since 1989, he consistently ranks among the firm's top producers, earning awards both locally and nationally. Throughout his career, Mr. Read has represented a variety of national, regional and local developers, owners and corporations and has conducted sales and leasing transactions totaling more than $1.0 billion.


  • Seller representation for a 349,640-square-foot industrial leased investment portfolio in Orange and City of Industry, CA
  • Tenant representation for a 210,930-square-foot industrial building in Fontana, CA
  • Seller representation for a 209,715-square-foot industrial building in Anaheim, CA
  • Landlord representation for a 198,200-square-foot industrial building in Placentia, CA
  • Tenant representation for a 129,873-square-foot industrial building in Chicago, IL
  • Seller representation for a 102,700-square-foot industrial building in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Tenant representation for an 88,880-square-foot industrial building in Fullerton, CA
  • Seller representation for a 48,796-square-foot industrial leased investment project in Costa Mesa, CA


  • AEW
  • American Realty Advisors
  • Anvil International
  • Coors Brewing Company
  • EastGroup Properties
  • Industrial Income Trust
  • LBA Realty
  • Penwood Real Estate
  • Principal Real Estate
  • Prologis
  • Rexford 
  • Stockbridge
  • TA Realty
  • Western Realco
  • Young's Market Company


  • 18-time recipient, Circle of Excellence Top 100 Award
  • Four-time Number One Producer, Orange County
  • Number One Producer, Western U.S., 2009
  • Number One Industrial Producer Nationally, 2002 and 2006
  • Excellence in Brokerage Award, 2003
  • Number Two Overall Producer Nationally, 2002
  • Member, Industrial Leadership Council, Newmark Knight Frank

Mr. Read holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffrey M. Read
Jeffrey M. Read
Executive Managing Director
18401 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92612
United States
T  949.608.2029

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Areas of Specialization
  • Commercial Property Acquisitions/Dispositions
  • Sale/Lease Transactions
  • Development Analysis
  • Investment Analysis
  • Corporate Services/Tenant Representation

Years of Experience
25 years