NAI Capital - South Bay
970 W. 190th Street
Suite 100

Torrance, California 90502 United States
t+1 310 878 6898 m13107807101 f+1 310 327 6259
License #:00445627
Executive Managing Director

Specialties:  Industrial, Investment, Land

Scope of Service Experience

Jerry N. Gillman is Executive Managing Director for NAI Capital’s Los Angeles South Bay operations in Torrance, California. Mr. Gillman oversees 19 brokers, is responsible for recruiting and business development. He is involved in local and national corporate representation, investment sales, and strategic real estate advisory services. Having represented over 200 million square feet of industrial property transactions throughout his career, he is focused on building a South Bay industrial division and serving his elite client base.

Background & Experience

Mr. Gillman previously served as Managing Director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he was one of the top produces in the South Bay office. He was ranked 1st for transactions in the manufacturing real estate sector. In 2013, he ranked 1st in his office and 3rd in the region. In 2016, he was one of the top 10% producers of all the NAI Capital agents in the entire company qualifying for Platinum Capital Club. Mr. Gillman began his commercial real estate career with Grubb & Ellis as a sales associate where he quickly rose up the ranks to Senior Vice President. There he was invited to join the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (S.I.O.R). During his initial tenure at Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Gillman was recognized as the top regional producer in 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. In 2000, Mr. Gillman joined Colliers Seeley International Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President and became a partner in the firm. While at Colliers Seeley, he was honored with the Circle of Excellence award in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005. Upon Colliers Seeley’s acquisition, Mr. Gillman rejoined Grubb & Ellis, becoming a member of the President’s Council in recognition of his significant financial achievement, high ethical standards and teamwork. He was retained in the merger between Grubb & Ellis and Newmark Knight Frank and was named Managing Director for his skill and leadership. He is a former trustee with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation and continues to serve as President of the Palos Verdes Estates Parcourse Restoration Committee. He coached Pop Warner Football and is active in various community charity organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and watching college football. Mr. Gillman is married with three children and three grandchildren. His wife Catherine is a retired kindergarten teacher in the Palos Verdes Unified School District. His two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay are both elementary school teachers. His son Blake is an attorney for Kennerly, Laminshaw in downtown Los Angeles specializing in transactional real estate.


Mr. Gillman graduated from the California State University Northridge.

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Strategic Clients

The following is a partial list of tenants and buyers that have retained Mr. Gillman, many on a repeat basis: Arco/BP Rockwell American Asian Bank Bell Foods Los Angeles County Southern California Gas Lucas Industries Yuasa International Coors National Medical Enterprises CFS Continental acquired by Sysco Northern Trust Kaiser GM/Hughes Stanley Roberts, Inc. NSK Corporation Altar Investments/Clifton Chang Burger King U.S. Suzuki Baxter Healthcare Baskins-Robins Cleveland Golf Company Quartermaster Savin Redline Medical Sunclipse, Inc./Amcor KHS Trammel Crow BF Goodrich General Electric White Consolidated Industries C. Itoh Little Company of Mary Health Services Providence Health & Services Sherman Williams Royal Paper Perkin-Elmer Trim-Lok Sanwa Bank Schering-Plough John Widera Investments Dictaphone Goodyear Tire HD Supply Cohen Link Trust Ohbayashi America USI Properties Akzo Nobel Crown Bolt (Home Depot) Albertson’s Hewson Orange County Container Pulmuone Service Craft Travelers Club Testrite Rapiscan Simso Tex Bed, Bath and Beyond Beaulieu of America Anixter Putzmeister CRRC Breville In addition, Mr. Gillman’s representation of developers in the region has included: AMB Watson Land Company Altar Overton-Moore Properties Bristol Group Insignia Legacy (Lincoln Properties) PROLOGIS Oltman’s Fu-Lyons O’Donnell Irvine Land Company Investment Building Group Muller Company Equitable Life Assurance Trammell Crow Majestic Realty RREEF Western Realco Birtcher Shidler Group Turner Development Black Equities Copley Prudential Catellus Carson Companies Verizon/International Airport Center Panattoni