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Firm Continues Expansion in Region with Appointment of Industry Veteran

May 10, 2023

LOS ANGELES – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the hiring of Mark Butcher as Managing Senior Vice President of Asset Services for the Southern California region. In this role, the 25-year industry veteran is responsible for directing the firm’s innovative property management activities, implementing building technology and sustainability initiatives, identifying new business opportunities, and recruiting and developing top-tier talent. Butcher also oversees a team of more than 100 property management professionals and a portfolio of 18.5 million square feet of office, healthcare, life sciences and industrial properties across Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, the Inland Empire and Las Vegas.

“Mark’s background is perfectly tailored for our Southern California portfolio and the strategic direction of Transwestern in the region,” said Perry Degulis, Transwestern’s Executive Managing Director of Southern California. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in key property types, as well as a unique experience in receivership, that will greatly benefit our clients. Having worked with Mark before, I know the deep commitment he brings to a company, its clients and its team members, and I’m excited to have him help grow the company.”

Butcher has managed over 40 million square feet of commercial property throughout his career. Prior to joining Transwestern, Butcher was a Senior Vice President and Market Leader at Kidder Mathews, where he was responsible for an 11 million-square-foot portfolio of office, laboratory, retail and industrial properties. While a Senior Vice President of Asset Services at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Butcher oversaw a team of 20 real estate professionals and approximately 250 service providers on a 10 million-square-foot laboratory portfolio in Southern California. He previously worked at CBRE and Grubb & Ellis and began his property management career as an intern during college.

“I am excited to join the Transwestern team at such a critical time in its expansion and evolution in Southern California,” Butcher said. “I take a ‘servant leader’ approach to management, and I look forward to growing, developing and supporting the excellent team assembled in the region to ensure our unique culture brings value to our tenants and building owners.”

Butcher is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the National Association of Realtors. He is also a licensed real estate salesperson in California and a Certified Property Manager (CPM). He has been active with Big Brothers Big Sisters and served on the San Diego Children’s Museum facilities committee. Butcher earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.


Media Contact:
Dan Foley

Mark Butcher

Managing Senior Vice President, Asset Services

Los Angeles, California

(213) 258-4709

Perry Degulis

Executive Managing Director

Los Angeles, California

(213) 204-2701