About

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
Vice President

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
Associate

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.

Matthew Katz
Associate

Matthew Katz is a licensed real estate agent specializing in commercial tenant representation with Centric Partners located in Orange County, CA.

Focusing on core markets including Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach, Matt’s expertise lies in his ability to approach every opportunity with his client’s best interests as his primary objective. His sole efforts are concentrated on maximizing value for his clients through the highest level of professionalism, attention to detail, and fiduciary responsibility.

Matt graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where he earned dual degrees in both Business Administration and Real Estate from the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. His experiences both personal and professional has connected him with some of the industry’s most notable investors, lenders, and real estate firms. When he’s not a work, he enjoys spending time with family, golfing, skiing, and traveling.

Prior to joining Centric Partners, he worked in the Multifamily Investment Sales division of the firm Marcus and Millichap.

Jacob Radford
Associate

Excited to start his future in Commercial Real Estate, Jacob has successfully obtained his Real Estates License. Born and raised in Laguna Hills, Jacob has extreme knowledge with the demographics and community of Orange County. Being raised around his grandfather, their bond-built Jacobs old soul. His grandfather moved to Laguna Beach in 1970s to be an architect, which thrives Jacob’s passion for all things Real Estate. Following in those footsteps, Jacob’s admiration will always lead him to assist the entire county in Commercial Real Estate needs.

In his spare time Jacob loves the gym, rock climbing, and relaxing at the beach. Jacob’s consistency at the gym shines through all aspects of his life. Jacobs not scared to tackle any challenges which aided him in conquering his fear of heights through rock climbing. With all this hard work and dedication, he still finds time for family, friends, and the sunny beaches of our beautiful county.

James Carter
Associate

James brings fresh new energy to the Centric Partners. Born and raised in Huntington Beach, he is eager and excited to enmesh himself in the real estate industry of the community that he was bred out of. Descendant of the late architect, James Herbert Brownell, his blood pumps with an admiration for the most exceptionally designed structures in Orange County.

As a former United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, James understands what it means to operate with absolute discipline, integrity, and commitment to his and his clients goals. Further experience studying Neurobiology and broad international travel provides James with a well of diverse perspectives to draw from when connecting with people.

When not focused on creating expert solutions for the tenants he represents, James enjoys dedicating time to his health and wellness, paddling out at the HB Pier, writing and relaxing with his cat Adonis.

Sean Turcotte
Associate

Sean is a commercial broker who recently ventured into real estate this year. He is native to Boston, Massachusetts, having only lived in Orange County for 7 years. Sean attended UC Santa Barbara, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Though he is new to the field, he has an unrelenting desire to gain knowledge of the market. Sean will stop at nothing to make sure his clients receive the best service imaginable. His ability to ensure client satisfaction sets him apart from the rest.

In his free time, Sean loves spending time with his family and girlfriend, taking his dog on long walks, and exploring Orange County. Sean is passionate, hardworking, and professional, as one can see from the results he delivers. He is proud to be able to serve as an asset to Centric Partners.

Abbey Tapaoan
Client Services Coordinator

Abbey is the Client Services Coordinator at Centric Partners. Her background in Client Services started back in 2015 when she started in the automotive industry and made her way up and was given the title of Lead Business Development Agent and Customer Relations. She has brought over and is continuing business with past clients, who have appreciated her professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile, during her transition from the automotive industry to commercial real estate. Abbey is excited to start her new journey with Centric Partners.

Abbey has always been an OC local who loves spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to visit national parks, hike around SoCal, travel, play sports, go to the gym, play the guitar, and read.

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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