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.

Sean Biernacki
Senior 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.

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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