George Yessaie, CCIM, is the Senior Vice President of JohnHart’s Commercial Real Estate Division. Mr. Yessaie’s experience as an investor and asset manager for his own portfolio of properties spans 25 years and enables him to combine transactional expertise with a strategic approach informed by his insider perspective and insight. He specializes in the purchase and sale of multifamily and commercial properties as well as the execution of 1031 Exchange transaction throughout Los Angeles.
He enjoys a solid track record as an independent investor, having acquired more than 20 multifamily properties along with development land since 1986. Mr. Yessaie has built a lucrative personal portfolio, and he has managed a portfolio of more than 200 apartment units. He has also participated in two condominium projects, successfully selling all units and executing 1031 Exchange transactions for all the partners involved.
Mr. Yessaie quickly distinguished himself after transitioning to a full-time career in commercial real estate by earning Associate of the Year status for his 2013 productivity, ranking among the Top Producers at his firm and earning Principle status in a very short time. He again ranked among his firms Top 10 Producers in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, George was honored by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for his achievements as a newcomer in the industry.
He is one of the few agents to have earned the illustrious and rigorous Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, recognizing him as an expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.
Prior to his career as a Commercial Real Estate expert, Mr. Yessaie enjoyed a long tenure as a software engineer, structural engineer and scientist. In that capacity he managed and delivered high-level projects to Fortune 500 companies including GM, Boeing and Airbus. His own personal success as an investor motivated him to embark on a new career helping others to create prosperous real estate portfolios and lasting wealth.
• University of California, Irvine, B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude, Civil Engineering
• University of California, Berkeley, M.S. degree, Civil Engineering
• Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM, 2013
• Member, Glendale Board of Realtors
• Registered Civil Engineer, California