About

THE PEOPLE

Most of us don't have a minute to waste. Our time is as valuable as our money. At Industry, we're very appreciative of this and created our company in order to save clients both time and money. Working with us means access to a team who isn't just trying to match a tenant with a space or get a deal done. We do what is right for each building. We do what is right for each tenant. We commit to a relationship based on your success; that means our two decades worth of connections, experience and market intelligence is as good as yours. That means we're going to make sure the process is easy but thorough, and you're really, really happy. Anything less undermines our mission.

Santa Monica-based Industry Partners is an entrepreneurial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of landlords, tenants and developers with a particular focus on creative work environments and adaptive reuse projects in Los Angeles.
Jim Jacobsen
Founding Partner
Scott Rigsby
Partner
Carle Pierose
Partner
Trevor Belden
Partner
Tim Dornan
Partner
Bryan Carnes
Associate
Bradley Avery
Partner
Brett Voris
Partner
Monica Bennett
Associate
Emmanuel Soriano
Market + Development Partner
Renee Nelson
Office Manager
Hollywood/SFV
Chris Bald
Associate
Jim Jacobsen
Founding Partner
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Jim Jacobsen is the founding partner at Industry Partners. Since starting the firm in 2011, Industry Partners has risen to become a top performing company, highly specialized in the development and leasing of quality creative office space in Los Angeles.  At Industry Partners, Jim leads and oversees the company's landlord and tenant services, as well as the company's operating partner functions in conjunction with institutional investors and pension funds. An early adopter and advocate of sustainable development and adaptive reuse, Jim has played a leading role in the sale and repurposing of millions of square feet of classic industrial and warehouse buildings. As a result of his client-focused commitment, he has maintained long-term relationships with companies such as The Lionstone Group, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, POP Sound, Imagines Films and The Mill. Jim received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is a member of LACRA, the Santa Monica Conservancy, City of Hope, Los Angeles County  Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum and Oceana North America.

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Scott Rigsby
Partner
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Scott Rigsby is a founding partner at Industry Partners where he guides new developments and provides tenants and landlord services to some of LA's most notable innovators.  Before joining Industry Partners, Scott was vice president of of Lee & Associates West Los Angeles. Over his 18+ year career, Scott has been responsible for closing over $2.5B in transactions in West Los Angeles for such clients as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, the Lionstone Group and Alcion Ventures. Scott graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Finance, and is an active member of LACRA and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. 

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Andrew Jennison
Partner
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Andrew Jennison is a partner with Industry Partners. During his 15-year career in Los Angeles, Andrew has leased and sold over $1.5B in transactions encompassing over 4.5M SF of office space. His approach is simple: partner with tenants, owners, and investor's to achieve their business objectives by helping them make sound real estate decisions that will enhance value to their respective businesses. Andrew's relationships in the Los Angeles business community, coupled with his savvy skill set allow him to take a creative and detailed approach to the real estate transaction process. Prior to forming Industry Partners, Andrew was a Senior Executive with Madison Partners and Colliers International. Andrew received a BA in International Relations with an emphasis in Business Administration in 1999 from the University of Southern California. Locally, he is involved with Project Play LA, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Travis Landrum
Partner
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Travis Landrum is a partner with Industry Partners, where he advises tenants, landlords and investors on all aspects of their commercial real estate requirements, with particular focus on West Los Angeles. During his fourteen year career in West Los Angeles he has completed more than five million square feet of lease and sale transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $750M.  Travis strives to provide unparalleled service while finding the best operational solution for his clients.  Prior to Industry Partners, Travis was a director at Madison Partners in West Los Angeles.  Travis received a BS in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  He is an active member of LACRA, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

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Carle Pierose
Partner
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Carle Pierose is a Partner at Industry Partners. Inspired while cutting his teeth in the ad world at TBWAChiatDay with such brands as Apple and Harman/Kardon, he has been an early champion of the movement towards creative work environments.  Previously Carle was a Director at the Charles Dunn Company, where he earned "Rookie Of The Year" honors in 2004 and was a Principal at Creative Space, which he co-founded in 2009. Carle joined Industry in 2012 to open the firm's downtown office and has been at the forefront of the city center's revitalization while continuing to represent distinctive properties throughout the city. He has completed over $1 billion in transactions in his 12+ year career and enjoyed working with some of the brightest innovators in fashion, entertainment, media and design. A Los Angeles native, University of Southern California alumnus and continual student of the city's unique history and emerging trends, he has an intimate knowledge of his township and is personally invested in its future. 

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Trevor Belden
Partner
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Trevor Belden is a partner with Industry Partners. Before joining Industry Partners, Trevor was a principal at Lee & Associates Los Angeles. Trevor's experience as an investor and asset manager for his portfolio of properties, along with his brokerage experience, is valued by landlords and investors who benefit from his insider perspective and insight, as well as his transactional expertise. Trevor has represented a range of office tenants from entrepreneurial to Fortune 500 companies. His experience representing some of the most architecturally significant properties in Los Angeles allows him to offer specialized services to creative tenants and others particular space needs and specifications. He has transacted sales and leased valued at over $500M over the past five years.

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Robert D. Erickson
Partner
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Robert Erickson is a partner with Industry Partners. Before joining Industry Partners, Robert was a Principal at Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc. and Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Robert specializes in the sale and leasing of office properties throughout Los Angeles, his current and past agency assignments include Landlords such as The Lionstone Group, Equity Office, Kennedy Wilson, Rising Realty Partners, GE/Arden Realty and Jamison Services to name a few. A sample of past tenant engagements include Technicolor, The Walt Disney Company, Ikon Office Solutions, Momentous Insurance, and the Panasonic Corporation. Mr. Erickson offers a range of services including lease negotiations, evaluation, analysis and examination of relocation alternatives and the design and implementation of acquisition and divestiture strategies as well as marketing plans to ensure maximum exposure and returns for property sales and leasing. He has transacted sales and leases valued at more than $1 billion dollars over the course of his 23 Year career.

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Tim Dornan
Partner
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Tim Dornan is partner of Industry Partners. Prior to joining Industry Partners, Tim was principal at Starrpoint Commercial Partners. Drawing on more than ten years experience in Santa Monica's commercial real estate market, Tim counsels tenants, landlords and investors on developing and implementing creative real estate strategies that satisfy both short and long term objectives. From strategic planning and site selection to financial analysis and lease negotiation, Tim takes a comprehensive approach toward anticipating and solving his clients' professional, financial & real estate needs. A recognized expert in the Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Angeles, Culver City and Marina Del Rey sub-markets, Tim has developed a powerful network of landlord and tenant relationships in the vicinity. Tim graduated from the University of Arizona and is a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association (LACRA).

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Bryan Carnes
Associate
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Bryan is an Associate at Industry Partners. He specializes in representing tenants and landlords in the leasing and sale of office space in Los Angeles. Mr. Carnes attended The Master's College on a full ride baseball scholarship and, upon graduation, was invited to spring training with the Colorado Rockies. Unable to continue his baseball career due to an injury, Mr. Carnes turned his attention to commercial real estate where he has applied his competitive spirit to the art of deal making. Before joining Industry Partners, Bryan was an associate at Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc, where he assisted tenants in identifying new locations, assessing their office space needs and negotiating favorable lease terms, and he has represented landlords in developing and executing lease-up strategies and prospecting and recruiting new tenants. His diligence at canvassing prospective tenants and researching competitive assets has generated numerous leads and options for clients and assists to successfully close transactions.

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Bradley Avery
Partner
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Prior to joining Industry Partners, Bradley founded, what became, one of the top New Zealand production service companies, Batch Film, where he was Executive Producer/Owner. He divided his time between New Zealand, L.A. and Europe and decided to settle in L.A. full time after realizing this is where his real passion resides. Through numerous production collaborations Bradley receives a warm welcome in production, post and VFX companies throughout L.A. and has a clear working knowledge of all aspects of the Film/TV/Advertising industry. Because of this Bradley is uniquely positioned to fully understand the needs of clients looking to create a unique work space to suit their personality and brand.

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Brett Voris
Partner
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Brett Voris is a partner and managing broker of Santa Monica-based Industry Partners, an entrepreneurial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of landlords, tenants and developers with a particular focus on creative work environments and adaptive reuse projects in West Los Angeles. Brett is responsible for the company's operations, including strategic planning and business development, financial management and oversight, legal, human resources, and information technology.

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Monica Bennett
Associate
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Monica Bennett is an associate at Industry Partners and a licensed California realtor. An Arizona native and graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor degree in business administration, Monica provides the highest level of client services with a focus on the latest marketing and online technologies. Her commitment to exceptional service is infused with a passion for architecture, interior design and sustainable living.

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Emmanuel Soriano
Market + Development Partner
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Emmanuel is market and development partner at Industry Partners. In his broad range of skills and responsibilities, he assists in the identification and underwriting of properties, manages the firm's branding, conducts major market research initiatives, engages potential new tenants, and guides the firm's day-to-day marketing efforts. Prior to joining Industry Partners he was project manager at cityLAB-UCLA, an urban design and planning think-tank inside UCLA's department of architecture and urban design. While at cityLAB-UCLA he was a contributing author to a Gensler-led book on the future of work and the office in Los Angeles. He continues to research and write on the impact of the creative economy on office space, buildings and cities. Emmanuel holds a masters degree in urban planning from UCLA and a bachelors degree in history (built environment) from UC Riverside.

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Daniel Pickart
Partner
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Daniel Pickart is a partner at Industry Partners. During his 10-plus-year career, Dan has been at the center of the Silicon Beach evolution, working with a wide range of property owners, developers and landlords. With a particular expertise in creative office space and retail/restaurant deals, Dan focuses on helping property owners reposition properties, negotiate optimal lease terms, and execute lease-up strategies while prospecting and recruiting new tenants. His diligence at unique marketing strategies and targeted-tenant canvassing has let to some of the most successful and high-profile close transactions in Venice, Santa Monica and beyond, while his extensive knowledge and familiarity with Los Angeles' diverse and dynamic architecture communities allows him to strategically match design talent to tenants. Dan has been featured and quoted as a real estate expert in The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter as well as many other publications.

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Chris Bald
Associate
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Chris Bald is an Associate at Industry Partners focused on the representation of tenants and landlords in leasing and sales in the Greater Los Angeles area. After breaking into the industry 8 years ago, Mr. Bald has experienced many aspects in the tenant improvement game. He spent a year as an Associate Director at National Financial Realty, several years with GC Howard Building Corporation and lastly a brief time at Unisource Solutions learning every detail of the furniture industry. With a BA in Economics/Accounting from UCLA, his industry experience and Southern California grown connections, Chris has focused his efforts on becoming the new star in the Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate realm.

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Renee Nelson
Office Manager - Hollywood/SFV
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Renee Nelson is the Office Manager for the SFV/Hollywood office with Industry Partners. Before joining Industry Partners, Renee was an Administrative Assistant with Lee & Associates and supported the Investment Services Group in Downtown Los Angeles and the LA North offices for 8 years. Prior to that, she was with Fidelity National Title Company and handled policy auditing. Renee is a licensed Notary Public and has 11 years of real estate experience. She is a native to Los Angeles and resides in Studio City.

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PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to serve our clients as much more than brokers; our goal is to be a collaborator in their success, and to leave people, buildings or communities, better for having been a part of them.

Respect what's already there.
Adapt, then reuse.
Less ripping, more restoring.
Do it green(er).
Uncover character.
Do the first thing right.
Look ahead, Act now.
Consider the whole, then the parts.
Live (well) where you work.

 

CLIENTS

We work with landlords and we work with tenants; two animals, each with different needs and goals. We understand the process, on all sides, and have built decades of trust and goodwill for a simple reason
- we get results.

Tenant Representation   Landlord Representation
Disney
DreamWorks
Fox
Omnicom
Universal Pictures
Activision
Ascent Media Group
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Michael Bay/Bay Films
Imagine Entertainment
NASCAR
Ford Models
J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot Productions
Gilchrist & Rutter
Trancas International Films
Ground Zero Advertising

Ivory Capital Management
Weissman Wolff, LLP
Shangri-La Entertainment
Pier 59 Studios
James Perse
Zucker Productions
Ridley Scott Productions
RSA Productions
Revolution Media
Ring of Fire
Hans Zimmer
Zoo Digital Group
Secret Weapon Marketing
Gumbiner Savett
Franklin Pacific Finance
Kastner & Partners
Beats

 

The Lionstone Group
BLVD Partners
Pacshore
Hudson Pacific Properties
DLJ
Blackstone / Equity Office
Nieman Brothers & Associates
Goldstein Planting Investments
David Grey
Jade Enterprises / Taban Family
Rising Realty Partners
Saber Realty Partners
Topa Management
Kennedy-Wilson Properties
NSB Associates
Runyon Group
Atlas Capital Group
DivcoWest
Jamison Services
Kilroy Realty
NMS Properties
Alcion Ventures

 

PROOF

 

COMMUNITY

At Industry Partners, we believe in doing well by doing good. We are proud to support non-profit education and preservation organizations that help strengthen our local community.

City of Hope (beneficiary of Fireflies Ride)
Santa Monica Conservancy
Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association (LACRA)
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Urban Land Institute