Testimonials

“By combining the company’s headquarters and TV Studio under one location, PBS SoCal has finally found a home in Orange County. We found your team’s attention to detail, market knowledge, negotiation tactics and professionalism paramount in getting us the best deal possible for the foundation. We appreciate your ability to align our short and long term goals for the foundation with our new office lease and location. Without your team’s help, this would not have been possible. On Behalf of PBS SoCal Foundation, we would recommend you to anybody who needs representation or information on the Real Estate Market”

-Mr. Mel Rodgers, CEO, President, PBS SoCal

“Scott Johnstone’s team was instrumental in leasing our building faster than the market conditions would predict and at higher rates than the declining market. Ultimately they were able to sell the asset for an above average value in a very tough market.”

-Kendrick Carlin, Senior Asset Manager, TA Associates Realty

“Although Scott is now a competitor, when we worked together years ago when I was still a broker I always found him to be hard working, driven, high Energy and fun to be around.”

-Jeffrey Moore, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis

“I had the pleasure of working with Scott when he was a senior level broker at Grubb & Ellis. As one of the Company’s top producers, Scott did an excellent job of listening to his clients and developing strategies that exceeded their expectations. He was responsive, creative and productive.” 

-Robert Bach, SVP, Chief Economist, Grubb & Ellis

“Scott is a true professional in the commercial real estate business. He provided excellent leadership in our effort to find and negotiate office space for the company, and it concluded recently with a very fair and economically advantageous deal for CompPartners. I would definitely work with him again!”

-Bruce Carlin, CEO, CompPartners

“Scott Johnstone and I began our careers in Commercial Real Estate over 25 years ago. Scott is a tenacious broker with a vast knowledge of the Orange County real estate market. He knows how to add value to any transaction. Scott knows how to get the job done, and has an array of testimonials that attest to these facts.”

-Greg May, Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Grubb & Ellis

“As a Contractor, we rarely see a broker follow through a project until completion. Scott’s attention to detail and diligence on behalf of his clients has been not only helpful, but refreshing to see. I believe this is why Scott maintains one of the best reputations in the business.”

-Don Fraser, Vice President, Howard Building Corporation

“Scott is a consummate professional who consistently goes beyond what is expected to achieve superior results for his clients. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable and detail oriented he’s a lot of fun to work with!”

-Debra Larsen, 
Co- Founder TechSpace

“Scott is clearly one of the most capable (and therefore successful) commercial real estate brokers with whom I have had the pleasure to work. He and his team of experts were second to none when they represented our interests, particularly when faced with challenging market conditions. 

I strongly recommend him and would be most pleased to provide further information as may be required in support of this solid professional.”

-Michael Hall, Ph.D.

 “I have known Scott personally and professionally for over 20 years and he is driven, results oriented and has high integrity.”

-Jim Ulcickas, 
CEO, Managing partner, Blue Water Grill Restaurants

“Scott has done an excellent job helping us lease and sell our office properties and with our relocation needs.”

-Lyle McColloch, CFO California Pacific Homes

“Several of my technology clients worked with Scott during their expansion phase and he always impressed with his market knowledge, performance and execution. He is a consummate professional and I would highly recommend him to all of my clients.”

-Mark Breneman, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

“20 years ago, I got my start in commercial real estate working as a runner for Mr. Johnstone. His passion for the business, strong work ethic and professionalism started me on my career path that I enjoy to this day. Without reservation, I recommend Scott Johnstone for commercial real estate needs.”

-Chris Schreiber, CCIM

“Scott’s many years in the business of commercial real estate consulting has allowed him to be a trusted and highly credible advisor to many tenant and landlord clients in all aspects of complicated and structured transactions. Scott has worked on some of the largest tenant and landlord projects in Southern California and it’s his experience and expertise that makes him very valuable asset in guiding his clients through the transaction process from start to finish. I would highly recommend Scott in the business of commercial real estate transactions.”

-John Bendetti, Leasing Director, Maguire Properties

“Scott is consistently on top of the market with intimate knowledge of all activity throughout Orange County. He has been a great resource for me and remains a true professional.”

-Raymond Polverini, 
Project Manager CT Realty Investors

“Scott is a consummate professional — always prepared and polished. He is a strategic thinker, very personable and he instills confidence with his depth of knowledge and expertise.”

-Ann Forella, 
Senior Asset Manager, Buie Stoddard Properties

“Scott is the ONLY commercial real estate broker I recommend. He has impeccable work ethic and his knowledge of commercial real estate in Orange County is remarkable. My father might be the most well connected and reputable commercial real estate individual in Orange County, and he hired and believes in Scott.”

-Gregory Wertman, 
Director, “The Buddy Group”

“Scott is experienced, highly personable, very professional and takes great care to listen and provide feasible solutions. Scott is detail oriented, sees the big picture and is a visionary. With compassion for people he is a pleasure to work with.”

-Stefanie Phan, Assistant Editor, Riviera Magazine

“Scott is a great, hard working, focused, go-getter! He knows whose whom and is focused on getting the job done once he gets the deal. He knows how to work hard and play hard and on top of that is a great dad!”

-Stacey Noonan, Account Executive – Major Accounts Division, Fidelity National Title

“Scott introduced us to several of his clients in which we recommended an audit of the Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges. We were able to recover overcharges for the clients that most tenants never question. Not only did Scott do the deal, he helped implement the deal after the fact to ensure what was negotiated was actually being done.”

-Terry Barger, Managing Member, CyberLease, LLC

“I can always count on Scott to get the project leased/sold with expediency and at top value.”

-John Dobrott, 
Commercial Developer

“I have worked with Scott on several projects over the years. I’ve found him to be honest, hard working and diligent with an excellent knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Orange County. He has been a consummate professional in all our various dealings. I highly recommend Scott and look forward to working with him on future investments.”

-Brent Rusick, 
President Buy.com, CEO Business Cards Express

“I have be acquainted with Scott for many years. He is very professional and always delivers for his clients. I would recommend him to any of my clients.”

-John Racunas, Senior vice president, Lockton Insurance Brokers

“Scott is an extremely detailed and driven broker. His follow through with his clients places his services above the rest. Scott is a hard worker who somehow finds time to spend with his family. He brings his knowledge of the market and excitement for the industry to each transaction makes working with Scott a pleasure.”

-Devon Stanke, Property Manager, CIP

“I have known Scott both personally and professionally for many years. Scott has demonstrated constant professionalism, and has always dedicated himself to both his clients and their needs. I look forward to Scott’s support on future endeavors.”

-Gregory Bloom, EVP & General Manager, Seal Science, Inc.

“In our dealings with Scott while he was at Grubb & Ellis, we were very impressed with his market knowledge, professionalism and integrity. I would highly recommend him.”

-Lonnie Nadal, Commercial Property Investor

“I can’t imagine a better client trusted advisor and advocate than you Scott- I really enjoy working with you!” 

-Sandi Warneke, Senior Architect, Gensler

“As a commercial real estate attorney with 30 years+ experience, I have worked with many, many commercial brokers. Scott stands at the top of the list in terms of ability, intelligence and resourcefulness.”

-Stevan Gromet, Managing Principal, Gromet & Associates

“Scott, is a very seasoned professional with an attentive eye for detail. “The Devil is in the Detail” Never seems to be a burden for Scott but rather a favorite pastime. Seeking and outing those Devilish clauses is an inherent strength Scott possesses and uses to perfection with each contract.” “In addition to Scott being a talented broker he’s also an exceptional snowboarder!”

-Ronald McElroy, Owner, Real Office Centers

“Scott has been a great guy to work with. He and his team are organized, knowledgeable and very professional. Our past business deals have been very successful. I recommend Scott to anyone who needs real estate services.

-Ken Wink, Vice President, LEED AP, Ware Malcomb

“I have had the privilege of working with Scott in the past while he was with CBRE. Scott is an exceptional resource, has excellent communication skills, and uses a broad network of business professionals to execute for his clients. I would highly recommend Scott on future assignments.”

-Michael Merk

“I have known Scott on both a professional and personal level for over 25 years, and can truthfully say he’s a great guy and someone I would look forward to working with on any opportunity. Scott has the unique ability to act in a very professional manner, yet he brings fun and enjoyment to the process at the same time. I’m confident that should someone have the pleasure of working with Scott they would find it to be a very positive experience.”

-Derek Dean, Sr. Marketing Consultant, Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial

“Scott is a true professional with a high level of integrity! I very much recommend his services”

-Trisha Navidzadeh, Space Agent, Virgin Galactic

“Scott has a great team that continues to serve our real estate portfolio at the highest level. When we need an expert, we call Scott and his team. 
We have know Scott over 20 years, and consider him a valuable asset to our real estate holdings.”

-Kelly Boyle, Senior Asset Manager, Griffin Related Properties

“I’ve worked with Scott at CBRE and he is a conscientious commercial real estate professional. He has always been a top producer and is committed to excellence service and superior market knowledge. 
He was a real pleasure to work with.”

-Charlie Christensen, Vice President, General Growth Properties

“Scott has extensive experience in the commercial real estate field spanning over decades. This combined with his thick Rolodex allows Scott to get deals done at the highest level of execution.”

-James Fowler, VP, CBRE

“I’ve worked with Scott on numerous projects where he represented tenants in real estate transactions. Scott has consistently negotiated deals where we clearly saw benefits to the tenant with good TI budgets and aggressive rents. Scott has always been a team player and we certainly enjoy working with him.”

-Ted Heisler, 
Senior Architect, Ware Malcolm

“I have had the opportunity to work with Scott several times over the years. Each and every time the end result was positive for all parties. 

Scott has always exhibited high levels of knowledge, professionalism and integrity.”

-Dawson Davenport, President Coldwell Banker Commercial

“Scott has done an excellent job representing Mark IV Capital in South County for many years. Scott is a true professional, possessing expert knowledge, tremendous experience, and creative insight. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone needing quality representation.”

-Paul Cate, 
CFO Mark IV Capita