‘Visionaries’ and Top Brokerage Firm: L.A. Times CRE Magazine honors Northmarq, Zalmi Klyne and Shane Shafer

LOS ANGELES (May 22, 2024) — Northmarq is pleased to be featured in the Los Angeles Times’ Top 20 Southern California Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms. 

The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing Division publishes its annual Commercial Real Estate Magazine to outline Southern California’s latest CRE market trends. 

Northmarq was selected for the top Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms List based on volume of 2023 sales for Southern California projects.

In addition to this recognition, Northmarq’s Shane Shafer and Zalmi Klyne were featured as Visionaries. The Visionary profiles feature accomplished leaders and advisors across the CRE industry. 

Shane Shafer

Shane Shafer is a seasoned managing director at Northmarq, overseeing investment sales in Southern California from the Irvine office, with over two decades of experience in commercial real estate. He spearheaded Northmarq’s presence in the region, consistently ranking among its most productive advisors. 

With a career spanning $6 billion in sales, Shafer maintains robust relationships with institutional apartment owners and private capital companies, securing his status as a top broker. Notable transactions include the record-setting sale of The Bryant at Yorba Linda and Nineteen01 in Santa Ana.

His expertise extends beyond transactions, as seen in his role in expanding Northmarq’s offices and committees. Shafer’s commitment to community service is evident through his involvement in founding GO, a Christian organization dedicated to serving those in need.

Zalmi Klyne

Zalmi Klyne, currently serving as managing director at Northmarq’s Los Angeles office, leads a dynamic team with a wealth of experience. With an impressive portfolio, he has successfully closed over $1 billion in transactions and facilitated 137 deals within just two years at Northmarq. One of his most recent deals was a $36 million financing of a mixed-use property in Los Angeles.  

Klyne’s journey in the financing sector commenced at Continental Partners, where his innate entrepreneurial spirit and aptitude for numbers quickly propelled him to success. He later transitioned to Northmarq, further solidifying his reputation as a proficient mortgage banking professional. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Klyne actively contributes to various Jewish religious organizations, holding leadership positions such as president of the Granada Hills board of directors for Chabad and serving on the advisory board of directors for the Village Synagogue.

Learn more 

Read Shafer’s and Klyne’s Los Angeles Times profiles, and see the full list of the Los Angeles Times’ 2024 Commercial Real Estate Visionaries.

Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, loan servicing, and fund management. The company combines industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling its national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Northmarq’s solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $39 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company, Northmarq established itself as a provider of opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit www.Northmarq.com.