HONOLULU, HI - In a strategic appointment that will strengthen PM Realty Group (PMRG) Hawaii's renewed focus on office investment sales, Matthew G. Bittick has been promoted to senior vice president-investment sales & leasing. A former vice president for PMRG, Bittick will now be the first-ever investment sales manager for the national firm's Pacific Rim division.
In his new role, Bittick will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all PMRG Hawaii's investment sales, leasing and brokerage. He will play a leadership role in cultivating relationships with institutional and individual clients, as well as in targeting new markets to increase office property sales. His plans include penetrating diverse markets and disciplines, including office, medical buildings and other specialized uses. Land and industrial-zoned properties are also being targeted.
PMRG Hawaii's refocused strategic plan calls for Bittick to lead the formation of a corporate acquisition and development group in Hawaii manned by a team of professionals with a strong platform of resources, connections and capital. PMRG will continue to emphasize office and industrial leasing, as well as Class A office and retail property management.
"With his extensive background in office leasing and investments, and successful history of performance, Matt has been a tremendous asset to our group for more than three years," said Scott Kuklish, senior vice president-director of PMRG's Pacific Rim division. "His high energy, talent, and many years of experience will play a critical role in meeting new goals and maximizing the growth potential of our Hawaii office. With Matt at the helm, we will be building a team of senior-level talent with experience in investment sales and office leasing, as well as high-performing younger executives." Kuklish noted that PMRG Hawaii's goals for 2007 include partnership deals and expanded outreach into target markets through increased client contact. "We will be fostering individual and institutional relationships on the mainland, as well as throughout the islands, as our primary objective is to match our investment products with clients, regardless of where those clients are located," he said.
Bittick brings more than a decade of experience in office investment and leasing to his new position. Since joining PMRG Hawaii in 2003, he has represented more than 4.5 million square feet of office building transactions valued at nearly 0 million.
Bittick began his professional career at Sperry Van Ness in Newport Beach, Calif. before relocating to Honolulu to join CB Richard Ellis as an office leasing specialist representing both landlords and tenants. His background also includes experience as an office leasing and investment specialist for Grubb & Ellis in Orange County, Calif. and managing director for Grubb & Ellis-Hawaii.
Bittick has recently completed assignments for diverse Class A clients such as The Bristol Group (Alii Place), Fireman's Fund, CNA Insurance Company, Tesoro Hawaii, The Hartford Financial, Verizon Wireless, Washington Mutual, Smith Barney Solomon Brothers, Hewlett Packard, The Estate of James Campbell, Kamehameha Schools, New York Life, Pitney Bowes and GE Supply.