Leasing & Marketing
Founder | Corporate Broker Investment Sales •
Retail Leasing • Tenant Representation • Retail Development • Consulting
With 37 years of commercial real estate experience I specialize in investment sales, retail leasing of shopping centers, tenant representation, and land development throughout Southern California.
My team has successfully represented many retail projects, large and small, including many high density infill projects throughout Southern California, such as the 200,000 sq ft The Wilshire Union Center west of downtown and the 325,000 sq ft Chesterfield Square Center project in South Los Angeles, both of which were highly successful in their respective trade areas and helped foster other new development in their neighborhoods.
I have handled assignments and transactions as diverse as locating and leasing five 100,000 sq ft retail Superstores to Curacao Department Stores over a 10 year period that I represented them, also negotiating the purchase of their 350,000 sf mid-rise, twin tower, Corporate Office Headquarters west of downtown now known as the Curacao Business Center, as well as locating and leasing them their current 214,000 sf Distribution Warehouse in Vernon. My team aslo represented their affiliated fast food brand Pollo Campero in opening the companys first nine Southern Califoirnia locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area over an eighteen month period.
I recently leased 35,000 sf of retail space at Grand Plaza, a 300 Unit large mixed-use residential retail project located at the NW corner of E. Cesar Chavez Ave and Grand Ave. in west Chinatown, to a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market & Pharmacy, the first one in downtown and one of the first of that proto-type in Southern California.
My land development assignments have included many ground up retail developments including the two large community centers Wilshire Union Center and Chesterfield Square outlined above as well as many smaller neighborhood and strip centers through out greater Los Angeles. In the mid-cities market of Los Angeles, (within 5 miles of the 110 Frwy and the 105 Frwy) I have represented and leased 10 of the last 12 new centers built there in the last eight years, bringing in many new national retail chains and companies not previously doing business in these markets.
Upon lease up and stabilization, I also sold most of these centers for my developers to local investors and Buyers. I represent both Buyers and Sellers on the investment side of my practice.
My team was recently involved in the sale of Huntington Plaza, a ± 58,000 sq ft Market Drug anchored Neighborhood Center in Monrovia for $25,700,000, which my team represented through the rehab and redevelopment process , assisting the client in assembling the architectural, entitlement, and construction teams for the project’s remodel and subsequently leasing the rehabbed center to Sprouts Market, Walgreens, McDonalds and a number of other national and regional retailers, prior to sale.
Last year I was involved in selling the 7 story, 110,000 sq. ft. former Metropolitan Water District Headquarters building NW of downtown, next to the 101 and 110 Fwys, for $7,800,000 to Linear City a residential developer who remodeled and reinvented the historic and iconic, William Pereira designed mid-rise office tower into a spectacular 92 Unit Luxury “View Apartment” Residential project known as The Elysian.
We are actively and routinely persuing purchase and sale opportunities for our developers, investors, owner-users, retail tenants and other select clientele that hire us to help them meet their real estate aquisition and disposition needs and objectives.
Our projects can be found all over the Southern California landscape from Palmdale to La Quinta. Our legacy is the many successful projects and satisfied clients that we have helped, that have benefitted from our expertise our resoures , our relationships and our commitment to excellence.
We look forward to helping you with your next project.
Contact us through this website or directly at armando(dotted)aguirre(at)LegendaryCRE(dotted)com.
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Affiliations & Memberships:
- Mr Aguirre has been a licensed Sales Associate since 1977 and a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1988.
- He is a twenty year active member of ICSC, The International Council of Shopping Centers.
- Mr Aguirre is also currently a CCIM designee – Certified Commercial Investment Member designee.
- His memberships in LoopNet & CoStar, the commercial real estate industries leading multiple listing services, are used as part of a comprehensive and customized marketing strategy developed for each property represented, to promote and market each of the Company’s listings. The properties are also listed on AIR Commercial and Office Building.com.
- Mr Aguirre is also well known and sought after speaker at industry seminars and events focused on commercial real estate and Investment Sales.
Representative Completed Transactions
19,000 Sq Ft Leasing Assignment
Glendora PlazaGlendora Plaza
630, 650 & 670 Grand Ave.
160 Acre, $8,500,000 Land Sale Transaction
Agua Caliente Indians Casino & Resort Development
A portion of The Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa
Bob Hope Drive & Ramon Rd, Rancho Mirage, CA
Owner User Sale
Curacao Business Center
350,000 Sq Ft Twin Tower Office Building
1605 Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
325,000 Sq. Ft. Leasing Assignment
Chesterfield Square Shopping Center
SWC of Slauson Ave. &
Los Angeles, CA
Investment Sale | Upscale Apartment Conversion
110,000 Sq Ft, 7 Story Mid-rise Office Building
The Elysian Apartment Homes
1111 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Former Metropolitan Water District Headquarters
9 Acre Retail Land Development Assemblage
The Wilshire Union Center
1600 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
$25,700,000 | 58,000 Sq Ft
400 Huntington Drive,