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Forrest Gherlone

Senior Managing Director

CA RE License #01376723

Forrest Gherlone is a senior managing director and member of Newmark Knight Frank's East Bay investment services group. Along with Mike Zylstra, the investment team has more than 35 years of combined commercial real estate experience. Thus far in his career, Mr. Gherlone has participated in the sale of more than 220 properties totaling more than 7 million square feet valued at approximately $2.2 billion.

Highly analytical and detail oriented, Mr. Gherlone excels at property valuation. He maximizes pricing for his sellers, and assists his buyers in identifying and creating value. Specializing in the disposition and acquisition of shopping centers, office buildings and net-leased investments, his comprehensive market knowledge proves invaluable when advising his private capital and institutional clients.

Partial List of Lease Transactions
  • 2001 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA Office: 570,000 SF
  • 3200 Dwight Way, Elk Grove, CA, Industrial: 300,000 SF
  • Freedom Centre, Watsonville, CA, Retail: 150,000 SF
  • 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, Office/R&D: 135,000 SF
  • 2505 Dean Lesher Drive, Concord, CA, Industrial: 98,000 SF
  • 3160 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA, Office: 76,700 SF
  • Shadelands Point, Walnut Creek, CA, Medical Office: 72,300 SF
  • Foothill Corporate Center, Pleasanton, CA, Office: 71,500 SF
  • Geary Marketplace, Walnut Creek, CA, Retail: 35,000 SF
  • REI Store, Dublin, CA, Net Leased Retail: 24,400 SF
Partial Client List
  • Chevron
  • Deerfield Realty
  • Hall Equities Group
  • iStar Financial
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Media News Group
  • Milestone Holdings
  • Nearon Enterprises
  • Prometheus Real Estate Group
  • Rreef/Deutsche Bank
  • Seagate Properties
  • University Avenue Partners
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Professional Achievements
  • Number One,Producer in East Bay region, 2018
  • Top Five Performer, Walnut Creek, 2007, 2012-2014, 2016, 2018
  • Rookie of the Year, Newmark Knight Frank, East Bay, 2005
  • CoStar Power Broker
Professional Affiliations

Top Performer’s Club, Newmark Knight Frank (NorCal)
International Society of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Mr. Gherlone graduated from Stanford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations with a minor in Spanish language.

Forrest Gherlone
Forrest Gherlone
Senior Managing Director
1333 N. California Boulevard
Suite 343
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States
T  925.974.0237
Fax: 925.974.0123

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Areas of Specialization
  • Detailed Financial Analysis/Asset Valuation
  • Disposition of Investment Properties
  • Buyer Representation
  • 1031 Exchanges

Years of Experience
17 years