SAN FRANCISCO – July 2, 2015 – To support continued growth in its industrial and office portfolio, Westcore Properties has hired Peter Mette as its new director of acquisitions. Peter will focus on sourcing deals in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Victoria Grether, a ten year veteran at Westcore, previously served in this role. She recently relocated to Southern California and is now vice president of asset management with a primary focus on specific asset level value-add initiatives and transaction management across Westcore’s entire portfolio.
With 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mette has acquired more than $1 billion of real estate, encompassing 4 million square feet of office and industrial space, throughout his career. Mette’s responsibilities as director of acquisitions will include working directly with the brokerage community to identify and acquire industrial and office buildings.
Prior to joining the team at Westcore Properties, Mette was a director at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, responsible for acquisitions in California. Mette also served as senior vice president role at KBS Realty Advisors, where he was responsible for acquistions in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Mette received both his master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University.
“With the addition of Peter and the modification of Victoria’s role to leverage her decade of experience with Westcore, we feel that we are well positioned to continue to grow our portfolio and execute our value enhancement initiatives,” said Don Ankeny, president and CEO at Westcore Properties. “With past experience in California and the Pacific Northwest region, Peter is a veteran in this area and we consider him a valuable asset to the team as we seek continued growth.”
About Westcore Properties
Westcore Properties is a private, entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment firm with a specialized focus in the western United States and key European markets. Since its founding in 2000, Westcore Properties and its affiliates have acquired and managed more than $4 billion in industrial and office assets comprised of more than 750 buildings totaling over 35 million square feet. In addition to its U.S. headquarters in San Diego, Westcore Properties has regional offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and Denver. The firm’s European offices are located in Berlin, Geneva and London.