Hal Cook

President

23548 Calabasas Road, Suite 201 Calabasas, California 91302 USA
+1 ( 818) 914-2770

Los Angeles, California

Commercial Real Estate

Cook Commercial

Hal spent fifteen years as a senior broker working with two of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms. Subsequently, Hal founded Cook Commercial, a Tenant Representation firm serving the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties’ office and R&D markets.

His career includes millions of square feet of lease and sale transactions. Hal and his firm have represented a broad cross-section of corporate America. Some of the more recognizable firms with which he has completed transactions include Xerox, Xircon, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CBS, American Express, New York Life, JP Morgan, Philadelphia Life Ins., H. F. Ahmanson, Fresenius Medical Care, First Bank, Unico American Corp, and in addition, Schools and Foreign Embassies.

Hal has lectured on commercial brokerage topics at civic organizations and universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He resides with his family in Westlake Village, California.

Services

Tenant Representation

• Strategic Consulting

• Building Survey, Mechanical & Electrical Reporting

• Broker Opinions of Value

• Expert Witness

FASB & Accounting Consulting

• Site Selection

Lease Audit & Advisory

Leasing & Renewals

Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

• Purchase & Owner/Users

• 1031 Exchanges

• Commercial Condos

Sale Lease-backs

• Build-to-suits & Development

Practice Areas

• Biotech & Life-sciences Laboratories

• Data-center & Colocation centers

• Government & Institutions

• Schools

• Non-profits

• Law firms

• Medical & Dental

• Office

• Industrial

• Light manufacturing & Shop

• Warehouse & Storage

• Distribution centers

• Flex & R&D Showrooms

• Marijuana

• Retail

Following are a few interesting facts about Los Angeles and its commercial real estate market …

  • Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, and with a population of 3.8 million is the largest city in the state of California and the Western United States.
  • Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine, and research, and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index.
  • The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $735.7 billion as of 2010, making it the 3rd largest economic center in the world.         
  • The University of Southern California (USC) is the city’s largest private sector employer and contributes $4 billion annually to the local economy.
  • Los Angeles is often billed as the "Creative Capital of the World," due to the fact that one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry. According to the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, "there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history of civilization."
  • Los Angeles is classified as an “Alpha World City” in a 2012 study by a research group at Loughborough University in England.
  • The city is home to six Fortune 500 companies.