Justin is a Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) market expert, with 11 years of experience in commercial real estate leasing and sales. As former Associate Director of Economic Development for the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and Central City Association and currently, as Vice President of brokerage at Kennedy Wilson, Justin’s passion for a better DTLA is exemplified in his deep knowledge of the area’s history, strong relationships with local stakeholders, and track record of transactional success.
During his five-year tenure at DCBID, Justin successfully recruited hundreds of retailers, developers, hotels, office tenants, and residents to DTLA, while playing an active role in laying the political groundwork for DTLA’s renaissance. Notable recruits whose presence led to the explosion of growth seen in DTLA today include City Target, Bottega Louie, Urth Caffé, and The Ace Hotel. Justin joined Kennedy Wilson in 2014 to spearhead its commercial brokerage platform in Downtown Los Angeles and is currently recognized as one of the area’s leading brokers. In that time, he and his partner, Lee Shapiro, successfully completed over 590,000 square feet of retail, mixed-use, adaptive reuse, and creative office space transactions in DTLA. Given his boots-on-the-ground market expertise, Justin has also been engaged to represent numerous notable office tenants.
In 2019 and 2020, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Justin one of L.A.’s 500 Most Influential People.