SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:114
Brad Kesner brings nearly three decades of experience in commercial real estate to the clients he serves as a Senior Vice President of Stone-Miller. Focused on leasing and investments sales, Brad represents Institutional Lenders, Banks, Trust Companies, Bank Trust Departments, Probate Attorneys, and individuals in leasing, selling and buying commercial property. Brad has personally leased and sold more than $500 million in commercial property in Southern California and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of real estate sales, including: income analysis, cash flow projections, due diligence studies, leases with options to purchase, installment sales, syndications, and partnerships. With his strong work ethic, well-honed negotiation skills, and intimate knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market, Brad has the proven ability to consistently create value for owners of commercial real estate.
Before joining Stone-Miller in 1994, Brad spent 13 years with Coldwell Banker Commercial, now CBRE. Starting as a market researcher while still in high school, Brad gained a solid foundation in the basics of real estate transactions, forming, negotiation, market analysis, prospect canvassing and closings. He was appointed to CB’s investment staff upon his graduation from college, and successfully represented buyers and sellers out of the firm’s Beverly Hills, mid Wilshire and San Fernando Valley offices.
Brad received his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Real Estate from California State University, Northridge. Brad is a Southern Californian native, and an active member of a number of professional real estate associations.
PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:102
Over the last 30 years Brad has established a highly respected record of completing landmark and complex transactions both in representing property sales and corporate tenants. Brad co-founded Stone Company (now STONE ▪ MILLER) in 1991, and currently serves as President and Managing Director. Since starting the full-service commercial real estate firm, Brad has helped build the organization into a leading brokerage company in Southern California. Brad both manages the firm’s business and operations, and brings to bear his experience and detailed knowledge of sales transactions, financing, due diligence studies, title aspects, and legal documentation to successfully represent buyers and sellers of income producing property. Brad has handled over a billion dollars of commercial real estate transactions nationwide, including engagements with such organizations as DER German Rail, Clear Channel Communications, The Phelps Group, the State of California, Avalon Bay Properties, Arden Realty, and Karrass Seminars.
Prior to founding this firm, Brad served as Vice President at Julien J. Studley, Inc. specializing in tenant representation and lease negotiations for seven years. Brad was responsible for both building the firms National Investment Properties group and personally training the firm’s top junior executives in tenant representations, negotiation skills, and building client bases of both tenants and landlords.
Brad’s previous experience also includes a position as Assistant Vice President with Pacific Thrift and Loan, where he managed branch operations and was responsible for overseeing the bank’s real estate loan transactions.
Brad is an active member of several professional real estate associations, and holds degrees in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER(310) 202-9008 Ext:120
Craig Miller co-founded Stone-Miller, formally known as the Stone Company, in 1991 to create a new type of brokerage – one providing complete and customized services to commercial tenants, and meeting the unique demands of a constantly changing real estate market. As Chief Executive Officer of Stone-Miller, Craig handles over $400 million in transactions per year, and has been responsible for overseeing each one of the firm’s more than 600 successful real estate transactions each year.
Since 1991, Craig has gained detailed knowledge of all aspects of tenant representation, including straight leases, leases with equity participation, lease restructuring, subleases, purchases, build-to-suit, and lease sale backs. His expertise has been critical to creating winning real estate solutions for firms such as Trillium Digital Systems (an Intel Company), Trope & Trope law firm, Esquire Deposition Services, Lockheed Martin, MedQuist, and many other companies both nationally and internationally.
Prior to co-founding Stone-Miller, Craig was an integral part of the National Leasing and Business Development teams at Julien J. Studley, Inc., where he gained extensive experience in the field of tenant representation and negotiations.
Craig began his professional career in real estate with Chase Development, where he specialized in shopping center development in the Southern California market. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson and California State University, Northridge.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:107
Cyrano Adlawan is an Assistant Vice President with Stone-Miller specializing in corporate office Tenant representation in Los Angeles County. During the past several years with Stone-Miller and Charles Dunn Company, Cyrano has worked with insurance/financial firms such as Prudential insurance (a $112 million sale transaction in Silicon Valley), United National Group, First Regional Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Timcor Financial and United Pacific Mortgage, Asian/International companies such as Pico Art Exhibit (a publicly listed Hong Kong firm), Mainichi International (Japan), Fuji Electronics (Japan) and FPS Logistics (Singapore); as well as entertainment firms such as Fox Entertainment and New Line Cinema.
Previously, Cyrano worked in real estate development with the Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an expansion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Performing financial analysis, construction management support, public relations and fundraising prospect research functions, Cyrano was part of the team that helped stabilize the project after threatened default; raise funds to increase the venture’s financing to $320 million; and set the project on track for completion.
Cyrano also assisted the Chairman of the LA 2000 Partnership, working on public policy issues such as the regional economy, housing development issues, and state land use. He worked closely with leaders from Maguire Thomas Partners, Lockheed Martin, ARCO, Times Mirror, Bank of America, and First Interstate Bank. Cyrano holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated as a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:125
As an Vice President with Stone-Miller, Cindy brings a well-rounded background from her experience in commercial real estate working for Elite Property Management as the Vice President of Asset Management. During her four-year term with Elite, Cindy was responsible for overseeing the growth of a private portfolio from just seventy-five thousand square feet to over one and a half million square feet of commercial property including medical facilities, office, retail and light industrial space.
Cindy’s major responsibilities included seeking prospective investment properties, formulating purchase offers, negotiating the transactions and finding source funding. Cindy closed over $200 million in new loans, refinances, bridge loans, and construction loans including closing a $30 million loan for a long-term acute care hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in just thirty days.
In addition to identifying properties and negotiating loans, Cindy also oversaw the property management team, negotiated the lease contracts for the portfolio and performed the financial analysis for new acquisitions and development projects.
Prior to her career in real estate, Cindy worked for PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. (now UnitedHealthcare, Inc.), as a financial analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department where she was responsible for financial modeling and reviewing due diligence documents for acquisitions. Cindy also spent several years at Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, Inc., a well- established investment banking firm.
While at Stone-Miller, Cindy has developed a list of clients that crosses a wide spectrum of industries including, banking, finance, advertising, public relations, technology, education, medical, logistics, and many more.
Cindy is a native Californian, has lived in Italy for a number of years, and now resides in Los Angeles.
Executive Vice President(310) 202-9008 Ext:110
As a Partner at Stone-Miller, David uses his legal knowledge as well as his commercial real estate experience to represent companies ranging from multinational corporations to foreign governments to local entrepreneurial firms. With more than two decades as a commercial real estate professional, David has developed a wealth of knowledge on a myriad of real estate matters spanning business development and strategy, needs analysis, property selection, financial and market analysis, contract review and negotiation, construction and improvement management, and lease administration. David has been involved in negotiating over $950 million in commercial real estate transactions.
David has consummated real estate transactions in the majority of states in the nation and has also provided complete real estate support for his many of his clients multiple locations. David’s has served as the primary real estate representative for companies having as many as 300 nationwide locations.
Some of the David’s accomplishments include his work with Four Seasons, Tenet Healthcare, Sony Music Entertainment, the Disney Foundation, AppleOne Employment Services, Constantin Films, Staffmark Holdings, Quantel Corporation, and the Act 1 Group of Companies. David’s creativity and legal expertise ensures that his clients fully understand the transaction and are able to take advantage any aspect which ultimately leads to a successful negotiation.
David has two children. David received a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.
VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:118
Eric Krauter is a Vice President in the pivotal Los Angeles office of Stone-Miller specializing exclusively in Tenant Representation throughout the Los Angeles area.
Eric’s experience stretches across all aspects of corporate real estate: complex and high-value leases; early negotiations, national portfolio restructuring, expansion and contraction negotiations, anchor high-rise lease negotiations and build-to-suits. Eric is considered an expert in solving occupancy issues and negotiating complex leases which entails strategic planning, project management, client liaison/reporting and project evaluation.
Additionally, Eric is renowned for his unique ability to bridge the world of corporate finance and commercial real estate to add value for his clients. He leverages his strategic and financial expertise to structure and create transactions that complement tenant’s financial and business drivers. Eric’s approach ensures that companies’ real estate decisions are made within the framework of their operational and financial objectives.
Eric Krauter rejoined Stone-Miller in 2015. Prior to Stone-Miller, Eric was a Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle in the West Los Angeles office. Eric’s responsibilities at Stone-Miller include business development and Tenant representation with a concentration in the Entertainment, Media and Technology sectors. Eric has transacted hundreds of leases and has been one of Stone-Miller’s leading producers.
Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle & Stone-Miller, Eric spent two years at Josephus & Millichap in Chicago where he was part of an internship program working on the acquisitions & dispositions of commercial properties throughout the Chicago Metro area.
Eric received a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management from Indiana University and served in the United States Air Force for eight years.
ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:130
Terri Hernandez is a Los Angeles native who focuses on commercial real estate tenant representation. With her background in customer service and marketing, she is committed to understanding her clients’ needs and developing creative solutions while navigating the lease transaction process. Driven by her determination and passion for achieving client satisfaction, she works diligently to provide commercial tenants with first-rate results.
Terri graduated from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology. She enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking.
Gonzalo is currently our Regional Vice President in the Southeast Region. He specializes in corporate office tenant representation, both for national and international clients. Gonzalo leverages his expertise in corporate finance, operations management, and international finance to meet all requirements from corporate clients in South Florida and across the United States.
Gonzalo works with all aspects of commercial real estate services, including business development, requirement analysis and planning, property selection, financial and market analysis, contract review and negotiation, construction management, and lease administration. He is currently heading the expansion of Stone-Miller throughout the U.S. east coast, more specifically our growth in tenant representation services in the South East region.
Prior to joining Stone-Miller, Gonzalo gained invaluable experience while working for global corporations, startups and international firms in the financial and technology industries. Some of these companies include Merrill Lynch, Société Générale Bank (Paris, France), and private equity firms specialized in Latin America and its food processing industry. His most recent experience includes business development and sales responsibilities for software companies – Loadmedia Networks and CABC, Inc. Gonzalo holds a Master of International Business from Pepperdine University and La Sorbonne University & IGS in Paris, France. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:113
As Executive Vice President of Stone-Miller, Jeff Lipson is responsible for leading major tenant representation engagements with successful organizations around the country. Since joining Stone-Miller in 1994, he had been involved in over $500 million in commercial real estate lease and sale transactions. Jeff has expertise in all aspects of commercial tenant representation, and has used his knowledge to create unique, beneficial, and lasting real estate solutions while working with blue chip technology companies such as Intel, professional firms, and prominent Entertainment companies.
Jeff has demonstrated his ability to help on organization use real estate to maximum advantage. Jeff has worked with Intel Corporation on strategic planning, relocation, subleasing, lease terminations, buyouts, and helping them leverage their financial strength into very tenant-favorable leases.
Aside from Jeff’s expertise representing Tenants, Jeff is very experienced representing Buyers and Sellers of commercial property. Since the mid 90’s, Jeff has represented many owner user/investment buyers and sellers throughout Southern California.
Prior to Stone-Miller, Jeff worked in operations at Sanwa Bank. Jeff holds a degree in Real Estate and Finance from California State University, Northridge.
VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:119
Since joining Stone-Miller, John has excelled in all aspects of corporate tenant representation and investment sales. With a passion for marketing and entrepreneurship coupled with a competitive attitude and charismatic personality, John not only ensures his clients get the best economics per a given transaction but is invested in the overall vision of the companies he represents.
Having a particular insight into emerging trends, John is well versed in the contemporary creative office market. John has helped a number of reputable companies of diverse industries in securing multi-year leases in top notch office spaces throughout California with desirable terms.
Additionally, John assists in the management of various corporate accounts providing both market and financial analysis models for a broad group of real estate classes ranging from retail to industrial facilities.
John graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. While at Oregon, John worked for a boutique commercial real estate and property management firm that specialized in multi-family investments sales. In his spare time, he enjoys networking, traveling and reading.
OFFICE MANAGER(310) 202-9008 Ext:104
After living throughout the United States, JoAnn moved to Southern California as a teenager. She earned a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona and began a career in software development. JoAnn co-founded and managed her own technology company customizing business management software for apparel companies. After working nearly 20 years in the IT field, she decided to pursue other career interests including skincare, personal chef, and business consultant; most recently, she earned her paralegal certificate(with distinction) through UCLA Extension. JoAnn brings a diverse background to her role as Office Manager at Stone-Miller.
In her spare time, JoAnn enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains with her chocolate Labrador Retriever. She is also a cooking enthusiast and enjoys trying and developing new recipes. Her penchant for baking office “treats” has been well received by the Stone-Miller team.
ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:124
Max Miller is an associate at Stone-Miller, specializing in tenant representation throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Max’s thorough approach to each assignment ensures that his clients receive superior service and results. Max always has his client’s best interests in mind and works diligently to achieve the most favorable outcome on behalf of his clients.
Max is a native of Southern California and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California where he was recognized with Gamma Sigma Alpha honors. Before attending USC, Max played Division I Baseball at Monmouth University in New Jersey. He prides himself on his competitive spirit, unparalleled work ethic, and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients.
ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:126
Natalie Nelson is a Los Angeles native, who specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate throughout the Greater Los Angeles marketplace. Natalie assists commercial tenants with their leasing needs, including finding new space and negotiating new and existing leases.
With a background in customer relations and communications, Natalie knows how to succeed in achieving clients goals and fulfilling their requirements. Her determination and attention to detail provide clients with confidence in her ability to deliver results.
Natalie graduated from Boston University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to joining Stone-Miller, she worked in the fashion industry in New York City and then for a television station in Casper, Wyoming. In her free time, Natalie is a film enthusiast who also enjoys going to museums, traveling, and fitness.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:133
As an Assistant Vice President with Stone-Miller, Richard specializes in tenant representation for commercial office lease transactions. Richard has demonstrated his knowledge and experience in lease and sublease negotiations. His detail-oriented approach combined with his relationship-building skills is evidenced by successful real estate solutions for a diverse range of clients from private entertainment companies to fashion industry titans such as Nasty Gal Inc.
As an example, working as exclusive representation for Nasty Gal Inc., Richard favorably negotiated a 58,000 sf corporate headquarters expansion in Downtown Los Angeles, and relocated and expanded their Distribution Center to a 527,000 sf facility in Kentucky.
During his more than 30 years of Real Estate experience, Richard has gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of commercial real estate, including construction, construction supervision, project management, cost bidding and negotiation, real estate development, property management, and the acquisition and disposition of income property.
Prior to joining Stone-Miller, Richard was involved in real estate development and property management.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT(310) 202-9008 Ext:117
Todd is a native of Los Angeles with a comprehensive understanding of current and long-term trends within the Greater Los Angeles marketplace and beyond. Todd joined Stone-Miller in 2003, and he specializes in Tenant Representation and Investment Sales, where his strategic and balanced service platform maximizes opportunities for his clients as they expand, consolidate, acquire and dispose of commercial real estate assets. Todd’s distinctive personal and business experiences, coupled with his unique and effective interpersonal results orientated approach to aligning his clientsí real estate needs with their financial and operational objectives, have been well received by and beneficial to individuals and companies on local, regional, and national levels.
Before joining Stone-Miller, Todd served as the Director of Administration for Temple Judea in Tarzana, California, where his responsibilities included merger and acquisition, administering a $5 million annual budget, and supervising all aspects of financial reporting, operations, and human resources.
Todd holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. Additionally, Todd received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Business Communications from California State University Northridge.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:128
Aaron Twersky is a native of Southern California who specializes in tenant representation and investment sales of commercial real estate. Aaron joined Stone-Miller with the definitive goal of ensuring that his clients achieve optimal use of their real estate while maintaining a value-added relationship with his clients on a long term basis.
Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science from the prestigious Kelley School of Business, majoring in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. While attending Indiana University, Aaron excelled in the client services and commercial leasing industries. Having focused heavily on analytics throughout his undergraduate years, Aaron has become exceptional at recognizing and understanding trend analysis within the Real Estate industry. Using his exceptional communication skills to develop a thorough understanding of his clients business needs, Aaron has delivered strategic solutions that have made him an invaluable resource to his clients. With his emphasis on building strong relationships and his hands-on consultative approach combined with an unstoppable work ethic, Aaron has been a top sales producer in all of his previous roles.
Aaron stays active by serving his community and a number of philanthropic foundations. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys golfing, baseball, wakeboarding, LA sports teams, and playing the guitar.
Luis Aguirre is an Associate at Stone-Miller, specializing in tenant representation in South Florida. Luis is recognized for his emphasis in providing personalized attention, making sure to always have his client’s best interests at hand.
Luis is passionate about business. From a young age he ventured as an entrepreneur in the auto parts market, turning his company “tusrepuestos” into a pioneer, one of the first in Latin America to sell his products through the Internet.
A 30-year Floridian, Luis worked for the Government of the United States of America before moving to Miami from his native Venezuela. In this role, he was responsible for managing numerous high-profile events, including the visit of the Vice President of the United States.
His background in financial management and sales, along with his vast knowledge of South Florida, have equipped him with the experience and skills to launch his career in real estate. His charismatic personality, tireless work ethic, and passion for this exciting market have enabled him to provide outstanding results.
As an experienced marathon runner with numerous awards and recognitions, Luis knows the importance of preparing to cross the finish line. Always focused on achieving objectives, Luis does not hesitate to go the extra mile for his clients.
ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:116
Raquel Harris is a third generation real estate professional, who specializes in tenant representation throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Raquel assists commercial tenants with their leasing needs, including finding new space as well as negotiating new and existing leases. Raquel knows how to succeed in achieving her client’s goals and fulfilling their requirements. Her determination and attention to detail provide clients with confidence in her ability to deliver. Working alongside David Wash, Raquel assists in the management of various corporate accounts providing both market and financial analysis models for a broad group of real estate classes including office, retail and industrial facilities.
Raquel graduated from New York University where she earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Prior to joining Stone-Miller she worked in the entertainment industry. Raquel enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with her family.
ASSOCIATE(310) 202-9008 Ext:127
Los Angeles Native, Ron Kaspi graduated as a Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business in 2016 earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As part of his educational coursework, Ron also received his International Degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with a focus on International Negotiations.
Ron Kaspi is now a Real Estate Consultant at Stone-Miller, specializing in tenant representation throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Ron always puts the tenant first; he wants to work alongside clients to help make the most effective business decision – whether it be upsizing, downsizing, or relocating. As part of his transparent and unparalleled work ethic, Ron will do anything to ensure the tenant maximizes their savings to the bottom line. Prior to joining Stone-Miller, Ron Kaspi held the #1 National Salesman Title at Oracle Corp by implementing cloud software to companies generating more than $1 billion in yearly revenue.
Ron is committed to understanding his clients’ needs at each stage of their business cycle so that he can adapt and customize his solution for the tenant in order to achieve maximum satisfaction on behalf of his clients. As part of Ron’s extracurricular, Ron stays active by volunteering, traveling, and investing.
Associate(310) 202-9008 Ext:132
Joseph Lieberman is an Associate at Stone-Miller and specializes in Tenant Representation and Multifamily Investment Sales throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond. Prior to joining Stone-Miller, Joseph worked for a prominent brokerage firm in Downtown Los Angeles. With his knowledge of the marketplace, Joseph has generated numerous listings throughout the competitive West LA area. He has helped many clients complete their 1031 Exchanges and increase their cash flows. His thorough approach to each transaction ensures that his clients receive outstanding service leading to the best possible results.
Joseph graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelors degree in Business Communication. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, and football.
Associate(310) 202-9008 Ext:120
Jaime Pickett is a Bay Area native who has found a second home here in Los Angeles. Working alongside Jeff Lipson, Jaime assists commercial tenants with their leasing needs, including finding new office space as well as negotiating new and existing leases. With her extensive experience in client services, she is committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate goals.
Jaime attended San Jose State University majoring in Psychology. When she’s not working, Jaime enjoys the beach, singing, and home-cooked meals with friends & family.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT(310) 202-9008 Ext:101
Emily Capellino is a Los Angeles native, from the South Bay. Coming from a family of commercial contractors, Emily has had a keen interest in the world of commercial real estate since a young age. She has many years of customer support and administrative experience and is passionate about providing excellent customer service. Her work experience and positive attitude make her an asset to the daily operations here at Stone Miller.
Emily graduated from Marymount California University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.