CA RE License #00871716
Graden Travis is a Senior Managing Director in Newmark’s Walnut Creek office. Graden focuses on industrial properties for sale and lease located in Contra Costa, Solano and Napa counties. During his stellar 39-year career, Graden’s wide range of experience, market knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to serving his clients has resulted in more than 3,100 successful sale and lease transactions totaling more than 80 million square feet.
Graden joined Newmark in 2001 and has since turned the Walnut Creek industrial team into a resounding success. He has also become one of the top producer’s company-wide, earning a Top Five ranking 27 consecutive years and a Top 10 producer for Newmark (NorCal) in both 2008 and 2009.
Graden began his impressive real estate career in 1984 at CBRE, Inc. (formerly Coldwell Banker - CB Richard Ellis), where he was recognized as the Walnut Creek Rookie of the Year in 1986. During his initial 15 years in the real estate business, he was a Walnut Creek Top Five producer each year and ranked Number One for income generated over the same span.
Graden has implemented marketing and sales programs for his clients, including: leasing the 2 million-square-foot Benicia Industrial Park for Spieker Partners; a highly successful lot sale program in Vacaville’s 645-acre Interchange Business Park for Messenger Investment Company; the successful lease-up of the Antioch Distribution Center, comprising 662,000 square feet, for Lincoln Property Company; the sale of the 450,000-square-foot American Home Foods facility in Vacaville; the sale of the 261,000-square-foot Fibrebond Plant in Fairfield; and the 151,000-square-foot lease to Barry Callebaut, USA, as well as the former Dey Labs 175,000-square-foot sale to the county of Napa, in Napa, California and the 200,000 square foot lease to Cytosport, Inc/ Muscle Milk in the Benicia Industrial Park. He has also provided oversight of projects representing The Conco Companies, Zocchi Company, A.D. Seeno Construction Co., The Hofmann Company, Castle Companies, Morgan Stanley and RREEF, to name a few.
Additionally, Graden has been involved in many of the largest industrial transactions in his marketplace. His leasing and sales achievements include more than 110 transactions greater than 100,000 square feet, highlighted by the 240,000-square-foot Bebe Clothing and the 243,000 square foot sale to Lincoln Property Company in the Benicia Industrial Park. He was also involved in the largest land sale in Central Contra Costa County: the Lowes HIW purchase of 28.11 acres from the Jones Family along Arnold Industrial Way in Concord. In Benicia, he recently leased 121,500 square feet for Flavor Insights. The Conco Companies, a longtime client, purchased a 240,000-square-foot leased investment located at 4955 Industrial Way, in Benicia.
Graden graduated from the California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.