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RETS Associates Appoints Third Partner & Principal, BERKELEY DAVIS, To Leadership Team

By July 20, 2023April 19th, 2024Press Releases


 11-year RETS team member Berkeley Davis aims to broaden the firm’s platform in real estate in her new role after successfully expanding RETS’ presence in multiple markets across the country

Newport Beach, CA (July 20, 2023) – Leading national real estate search firm RETS Associates announced today the appointment of its third partner and principal – a move that correlates with the firm’s strategic growth plan to expand its services across the West, Texas, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and East Coast.

Managing Director Berkeley Davis, an 11-year veteran of the firm, has been named Partner and Principal, joining Principals Kent Elliott and Jana Turner on the company’s leadership team. Since 2012, Ms. Davis has established a track record as one of RETS’ most accomplished team members, having successfully opened offices in Seattle and Denver and leading many of RETS’ largest client relationships.

“This move is critical to our firm’s continued growth and success,” says RETS Associates Principal and Founder Kent Elliott. “Berkeley is one of the most dynamic, growth-oriented leaders I’ve had the pleasure to work with in this industry. She has been a key driver in building and strengthening critical client relationships, training and developing our own bench of internal talent, and establishing the RETS footprint in rapidly expanding commercial real estate markets. We look forward to working together to drive continued exceptional results for our clients in the years ahead.”

“Watching Berkeley build her highly successful career at RETS Associates has been a gratifying experience for all of us,” says RETS Associates Principal Jana Turner. “One of our key areas of strategic focus has been to foster opportunities for female professionals to achieve long-term career success in this industry. It says a lot that our own leadership team will now include two women working alongside our founder, Kent. More than that, Berkeley is an exceptionally hardworking and talented executive who will play a central role in our strategic vision for the firm in the coming years.”

Prior to joining RETS Associates, Ms. Davis spent 12 years in asset and property management in the commercial real estate space, including leadership roles at The Irvine Company and Bixby Land Company. Her depth of real estate experience gives her a detailed understanding of clients’ goals and needs for each executive search, and has helped her establish powerful expertise in high-level searches in asset management, property management, development, construction and overall operations.

“RETS Associates has established a powerful reputation as a trusted partner for commercial real estate firms across the country seeking to build and strengthen their internal teams. This new structure positions us to achieve even greater results going forward,” says RETS Associates Principal Berkeley Davis. “I am honored to join Kent and Jana as part of our firm’s leadership team. Since the day I joined RETS, both of them have been incredibly supportive of my career, and they have provided invaluable guidance and mentorship at each step along the way. I am eager to continue to expand RETS Associates’ footprint across the country, broaden our platform in real estate and continue to go above and beyond in serving our clients.”

About RETS Associates
RETS Associates is one of the nation’s leading real estate executive search firms, specializing in connecting today’s companies with valuable talent to deliver long-term profitability. With a proprietary database of more than 65,000 experienced candidates, RETS helps global, national, and regional real estate and construction companies strategically recruit and hire both permanent and interim employees. The firm is headquartered in Newport Beach, with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Denver, Phoenix, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Boston. Learn more at