John Rothwell
First Vice President
Newport Beach

4400 MacArthur Boulevard | Suite 950

Newport Beach , CA 92660

Professional Experience

Mr. Rothwell has been a conmercial broker since 1978, specializing in investment sales and the sale and lease of corporate headquarters, flex tech, industrial facilities and land, primarily in the Orange County Airport submarket in Southern California.  In the Irvine Business Complex and Irvine Spectrum areas alone Mr. Rothwell has leased or sold over 4,000,000 square feet of facilities and over 110 acres of sites in over 120 transactions. Pioneering advocate of “value added” brokerage through creativity, detailed market knowledge and application of research data. Mr. Rothwell’s demonstrated success in adding value to his client relationships draws on his significant experience in developing, implementing and managing marketing programs; tenant representation via needs analysis of lease/purchase and purchase/build scenarios; development site acquisitions; market studies; analysis and marketing of investment properties; valuation and consultation. Rejoined DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services in March 1999, after 8 years at Grubb & Ellis Co. Mr. Rothwell was Broker of the Year for the company in 1988 as well as Broker of the Year in the Newport Beach office in 1984, 1985, 1988 and 2007.
Corporate clients have included Volt Information Sciences, Dow Corning, MCSI, Sun Electric Corp., Narco Scientific, Balboa Instruments and Infodisc Technology USA. Developer and institutional clients include Principal Financial Group, Catellus Development, Hedley Construction & Development, AEW Capital (formerly Copley) and the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

1999 – Present  DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services
1991 – 1999  Grubb & Ellis Company
1980 – 1991  DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services
1978 – 1980  Discovery Properties

Bachelor of Arts – University of Southern California
Program in Advanced Real Estate Finance – University of California, Irvine

Speaker, California Association of Local Economic Development Agencies
Founding Member, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Life Member, USC Associates
Past President, Newport-Mesa Jr. All-American Football
Founder, Corona del Mar High School Foundation

  • Consulting
  • Industrial
  • Investment
  • Land
  • English
Professional Affiliations
  • ONCOR International
Major Client List

Volt Information Sciences
Dow Corning
Sun Electric Corporation
Narco Scientific
Balboa Instruments
Infodisc Technology USA
Principal Financial Group
Catellus Development
Hedley Construction & Development
AEW Capital (formerly Copley)
Prudential Insurance Company of America