CoStar Power Broker – Top Firm Award


Los Angeles, CA – April, 2015, Centers Business Management (CBM) wins a 2014 CoStar Power Broker Award for leading SoCal leasing brokerages in retail leasing transaction volume.

CoStar, industry leading Commercial Real Estate Research Database firm, announced Centers Business Management (CBM) as a 2014 Power Broker Award. For the 6th year in row, CBM has earned this renowned industry award. Once again leading all SoCal retail leasing brokerages, CBM averaged over 30 deals a month, and completed 396 total leasing transactions. Several CBM retail leasing agents also earned individual Power Broker Awards. Valley Division Leasing Director, Dave O’Connell; long-time Encino retail leasing specialist, David Levcovitch; and West LA retail specialist, Alex Shabani ranked among the firms top three award winners.

“I need to make space on my awards shelf!” CBM President, Rick Rivera quips as he clears space for CBM’s 6th Power Broker Award. “Consistently winning a Power Broker Award really says a lot about the quality and skill of our leasing team,” Rivera says of CBM’s retail leasing agents. “The quality of the deals done by the agents is what I am most proud of. CBM still services our clients with Mom and Pop tenant bases, but the agents wrote over a hundred leases with local, regional and national chain tenants on class A shopping center space. But our team remains competitive by keeping it old school. They canvas. They talk to tenants in the territories they handle. They network with Tenant reps. Our guys aren’t afraid to pick up the phone. And it equals more contacts and more deals,” Rivera further adds.

“I’m honored to be receiving another CoStar Power Broker award,” states Valley Division Leasing Director, Dave O’Connell. “It proves tenacity, professionalism, market knowledge and strong co-broker relationships pay dividends in this competitive industry. The team behind you and platform supporting you is key to a broker’s success. I’m fortunate to have the best of both supporting me here at CBM,” Dave adds. “I’ve put in a lot of hours to build my business to this level. And it’s nice to see my efforts recognized,” West LA retail leasing specialist Alex Shabani says of earning his third straight Power Broker Award.

This year’s transaction volume is likely to exceed 2014, CBM has already completed 110 transactions in the first quarter of 2015. Storming out of the gate with this deal volume, Rivera and company are looking forward to another outstanding year.

To find out more about CBM’s retail leasing and property management services, please contact Rick Rivera at 310.575.1517 Ext. 201 or