dunhill partners west

Kirk Usher, Jr., SIOR | Executive Vice President

kirk usherKirk Usher, Jr., Dunhill Partners West Executive Vice President, has been active in commercial real estate for over 40 years as a Senior Director, advisor and brokerage professional with Cushman & Wakefield in San Francisco for 35 years specializing in real estate marketing, corporate advisory services, and tenant representation. Then independently as Usher Global Realty, and since October 2011 with Dunhill. During his career he has been actively involved in over 11 million square feet of commercial real estate transactions and advisory assignments.

Mr. Usher has represented literally hundreds of companies in lease, sublease and purchase transactions. A partial list includes:

Advent Software
City National Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
Crowley Maritime Corp.
Davis Wright Tremaine
Skadden, Arps
Bank of America
Del Monte Corporation

Morrison & Foerster
Thelen Reid & Priest
Bank of California
First Interstate Bank
Pacific Bell Directory
Wells Fargo
Charles Schwab
Hanson Bridgett
Prudential Securities
Young & Rubicam

Major marketing assignments (6.3m sf total) include:

  • One Market Plaza – marketing director for the 1.5 million square foot twin office tower project in which 166 separate office and retail leases were negotiated.
  • San Francisco Executive Park (1.5 million s.f.)
  • 353 Sacramento Street (250,000 s.f.)
  • 901 Market Street (140,000 s.f.)
  • Rincon Center (416,000 s.f.)
  • Telesis Tower/One Montgomery Street (650,000 s.f.)

Mr. Usher has also been the marketing consultant for San Francisco Center (1.2 million s.f. in twin towers) and River Park Towers (600,000 s.f.) in San Jose.

Mr. Usher was co-sponsor, author and facilitator of the Conference For Corporate Real Estate Executives and also the Creative Disposition Strategies roundtable, as well as co-author of Real Estate Transactions Management - The Changing Roles of Corporate Real Estate Departments And The Consultants They Hire. Multiple C&W regional and SF "top producer" awards. Vice Chairman C&W broker advisory committee. 2005 C&W and SIOR "Deal of the Year" recipient.

Mr. Usher is an active office member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and has taught extensively on real estate related issues. Mr. Usher is an international business graduate of the University of Washington, and completed Stanford's Graduate School of Business marketing management program.

Mr. Usher was a member of the Bank of San Francisco Advisory Board, the Executive Board of the Bay Area Boy Scout Council, member of the San Francisco Leadership Foundation and Mt. Hermon advisory committee. A former Trustee of Marin Catholic, and member of The St. Andrews Society, and The International Wine and Food Society. Mr. Usher was a trustee of Bridgemont High School for 20+ years and is an active member of The Explorers Club. 2006-2010 Usher was co-founder and COO of Adventure For Life, LLC www.AdventureForLife.us and organized and led successful global adventures to Bhutan in 2008 and 2010 for AFL teams.

Beyond adventure travel in 57 countries – in every continent but Antarctica – including a 2,000 mile bike adventure from Cape Horn to 23,000' Aconcagua, and mt. biking over 18,375' Khardung La-the world's highest road pass, Mr. Usher's other non-business interests include, first his family, then music, wine and food, fresh and salt water fly fishing, skiing, mountain biking and gardening.


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1 Market Plaza

sf executive park

901 Market

Rincon Center