A full-service commercial real estate firm committed to your success.

Centric Partners is a full service, conflict-free, commercial real estate provider servicing Orange County and surrounding areas. We represent businesses, tenants, and buyers in virtually all industry types with their commercial lease or purchase requirements with office, retail, and industrial space. Our goal is to deliver high quality services that empower strategic real estate operations.

We named ourselves Centric Partners because as partners with you and your business, we keep your needs at the center of everything we do. We believe that building a relationship with our clients is important for their companies to thrive here in Southern California.

Our team has intimate knowledge of Orange County and Los Angeles County. We have helped numerous companies, large and small, find success throughout our many years of experience in commercial real estate, and we’re looking forward to helping you, too.

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Jeffrey Hakim
Founder & President

Jeffrey G. Hakim, President of Centric Partners, has worked in the Orange County commercial real estate market since 2003. As Managing Partner, Jeffrey oversees the firm’s strategic direction and serves as a consultant, strategic planner, and provider of specialized brokerage services to his roster of public and private sector clients. Having represented tenants in more than 7.5 million square feet of lease and purchase transactions, Jeffrey specializes in assisting his clients with the evaluation of their short and long term real estate and business needs. From that, he implements solutions to meet the client’s operational and financial goals. By focusing on his clients’ business needs first, Jeff ensures his clients benefit from impactful business solutions through real estate.

Jeffrey attended the University of California, Irvine where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and was a starting member of UCI’s Division I Water Polo Team. Today, Jeffrey resides in Long Beach, California with his wife and daughter. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, camping, open water swims, and participating in outdoor activities.

Anthony Freasier

Even though Anthony is relatively new to commercial real estate, he’s been involved in some facet of the industry for the last six years. He entered real estate on the residential side where he was wholesaling homes. From there, he transitioned into investor relations, real estate technology, international real estate developments, and now commercial real estate. Anthony joined the Army directly after high school, and he served for three years completing a combat tour in Afghanistan as an infantryman.

When he got out of the military, he entered college as a business major. He grew up in Cypress but has lived all over Orange County from Laguna Niguel to now Fullerton. Anthony is a soccer fanatic, routinely waking up at 5:00 am on the weekends to get a good spot at The Olde Ship in Santa Ana to watch the game. This isn’t just a hobby – it’s his life goal to own The LA Galaxy.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day” and “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” are two creeds that Anthony lives by every day. As an associate at Centric Partners, he takes this mentality into every interaction he has with clients and colleagues. This creates a win-win situation since he works and moves thoughtfully; he always puts the relationship first.

Sean Biernacki

Sean’s diverse background in Hotel and Property Management allowed him to build long lasting client relationships, provide excellent customer service, and worked diligently to make sure all operations were running smoothly. Sean does not back down from a challenge, and works tirelessly to meet every client’s needs. He also has his Real Estate license, with additional training and some experience in residential real estate. Sean is now excited to combine his 4+ years of professional experiences, and array of skills as an Associate with Centric Partners.

Sean graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton. Sean is a local Southern Californian, who grew up in Mission Viejo, CA. In his spare time, Sean is a big family guy who enjoys taking his niece and nephew out to sporting events and parks. When he is not spending time with family, he is getting games in at the local bowling alley or on the basketball courts, as well as watching football.

Shawna Panter

Shawna has always had a passion for real estate. Her experience as a former professional in the medical device industry has paved the way for success at Centric-Partners. Her ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and build long lasting relationships with a variety of professionals has made for a smooth transition into commercial real estate. Shawna values honor, integrity, and relationships built on trust. As an advocate for businesses, tenants, and buyers she uses her unique negotiating insights to deliver extensive market knowledge and unmatched devotion to clients. 

Shawna attended the California State University, Fullerton on a soccer scholarship where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Law. A few years later she received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology/Human Behavior. She currently has one year left in pursuit of obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree in law from Taft University. Shawna currently resides in Tustin, California. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and watching her kids excel in football, boxing, basketball and dance. 

Amee Tran
Client Services Coordinator

Amee Tran is the Client Services Coordinator at Centric Partners. Having started her real estate career at the company in 2017, she’s currently in the process of obtaining her real estate license. Her supportive attitude and care to detail help ensure that clients get what they need when they need it.

Amee has her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

A Californian local, Amee currently lives in Anaheim, CA and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Brownie. She is an avid baker and loves working on DIY crafts in her spare time.

Dirk Lewin
Transaction Coordinator

Dirk Lewin is the Transaction Coordinator at Centric Partners, where he has assisted in processing over 550 lease agreements totaling $115,000,000 in lease value and comprising nearly 1,500,000 square feet of space.

Primarily working in the Orange County area, Dirk has over ten years of expertise in analyzing leases. He diligently strives to achieve the most favorable terms for our clients. 

Dirk is a cat lover (he has one named Banana) and an avid sports fan. He was born and currently resides in Irvine, CA. When not drafting a counter proposal, you can find him on the basketball court.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure our clients not only obtain the most efficient space at the best terms and conditions, but also enables them to express their company culture and brand. This will allow the business to recruit and retain top talent as well as maximize employee productivity, resulting in satisfied clients and a positive impact on their bottom line.

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