Bret Hardy


Bret Hardy

Executive Managing Director


700 S Flower Street, 2500
Los Angeles, CA 90017

CA RE Lic. #01240548

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Bret Hardy

Bret Hardy joined Newmark in 2017 at the firm’s Downtown Los Angeles office, where he serves as an executive managing director and member of the Western Region Capital Markets Team. Mr. Hardy focuses exclusively on managing institutional industrial investment sales in the firm’s Western Region. A 27-year industry veteran, Mr. Hardy has served as the lead broker on eight multistate/nationwide single-tenant portfolio dispositions and has completed transactions with a combined value of $4.6 billion. He brings to his position a deep understanding of structured finance vehicles such as synthetic leases, sale/leasebacks, UPREITs, joint ventures and alternative tax-oriented lease investments. He also has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of single-tenant net lease properties.

Mr. Hardy joined Newmark after more than 16 years in the Los Angeles office of Colliers International. He began his tenure there as an executive managing director and leader of the firm’s corporate finance practice. In this role, he provided transaction and consulting services to private and institutional clients, specializing in asset disposition, cash flow optimization, tax mitigation and GAAP/financial statement enhancement. After 2008, he concentrated on institutional industrial investment sales. Prior to Collier’s, Mr. Hardy served as director of Cushman & Wakefield’s West Coast consulting practice and as controller for The Irvine Company’s industrial and office divisions. He began his corporate real estate career in the Newport Beach office of Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

  • Multiple national industrial single-tenant net leased portfolios
  • The $42.90 per net developable land area of 19.8 acres was the highest price paid for Mid-Counties industrial land in the post-recession era
  • Highest price per square foot achieved within the Portland office market at the time of sale
  • Highest price per square foot achieved for an industrial investment within the South Bay market at the time of sale


  • AIC Ventures
  • American Realty Advisors
  • AEW Capital Management
  • Barings (Cornerstone)
  • Cigna
  • Department of the Navy
  • First Industrial
  • International Airport Centers
  • Invesco
  • JP Morgan
  • Metzler
  • Overton Moore Properties (OMP)
  • Principal
  • Prologis
  • Prudential
  • TA Associates
  • Washington Capital Management
  • Washington Holdings
  • Top Producer, Colliers Western Region in 14 of the past 16 years
  • Certified public accountant, state of California (inactive)
  • Licensed real estate salesperson, states of Nevada and California

  • Rock drummer in several classic rock bands for the past 30 years
  • Member of the board of regents, LaSalle High School, Pasadena, CA
  • Patron, Pasadena Conservatory

Mr. Hardy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting