JLL is turning to former Stanford quarterback Todd Husaker to replicate his success in the field into his new role as senior managing director at the brokerage’s Silicon Valley office. The real estate veteran comes to JLL specializing in agency leasing and tenant representation.
In a statement, Husak said he was excited to join JLL and that “the Silicon Valley and Peninsula regions are starting to see new activity.”
Husak was quarterback for the Stanford football team from 1996 to 2000, leading the Cardinals to a Pac 10 championship and the team’s first Rose Bowl since 1972 during the 1999 season. After college, Husak was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and played professionally for five years.
Following his professional football career, he spent a year and a half as an assistant coach with the Cardinals before joining CBRE’s Palo Alto office, where he worked for more than 16 years, rising to managing director.
Husak’s responsibilities at JLL will include working with the current agency team to grow market share, maximize the value of clients’ assets in the region, and continue to grow JLL’s presence in the Bay Area.
➤Cushman & Wakefield has created a new role for Ron Chislom, who will serve as the company’s first Senior Vice President of Life Sciences Client Services, North America. Based in San Francisco, Chisholm will oversee C&W Services’ life sciences portfolio across North America, with an emphasis on providing strategic insight. He will work closely with Cushman & Wakefield’s Life Sciences Advisory Committee on global growth opportunities.
“Life sciences is clearly a very important growth area for the company,” said Swinburne, the company’s chief operating officer, calling the reorganization “CWS’s first integrated end-to-end vertical.”
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Chislom spent nearly three years at Jones Lang LaSalle as Executive Vice President, Global Life Sciences Account Leader. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, he worked for Roche/Genentech for 14 years.
➤ Joining Cushman & Wakefield is Mark Anderson as Vice President of its San Francisco office. Anderson previously spent nearly 20 years at Cushman & Wakefield and then two years at Avison Young.
Anderson will focus on landlord representation and multi-market tenant representation. He was also promoted to vice chairman when he was working in the brokerage company before.
➤Sack Properties President Jeff Smith and Chief Investment Officer David Feinberg were named to lead the firm under a new banner called Sack Capital Partners.
“Smith and Feinberg each have more than 25 years of multifamily residential experience and have invested more than $2.5 billion in multifamily transactions totaling more than 10,000 units,” said Kirby Sack, a Sack owner since 2007.
Smith joined the company (then known as Sack Properties) in 2001.he became chief executive
Served as Treasurer in 2007 and appointed President in 2017. Feinberg joined the company in 2017 and has since
Become Chief Investment Officer in 2020.
➤Alta Housing, a community-based affordable housing organization, has hired Stephanie Shipe as Vice President of Property Management. Shipe has 25 years of affordable housing property management experience, most recently serving as Director of Portfolio Management for the City of Alameda Housing Authority.
“She is committed to Alta’s resident retention policy of working with residents and resident services to ensure residents can remain in their homes,” CEO Randy Tsuda said in a statement.
In her new role, Shipe will manage more than 1,000 units and a team of 35 professionals.