Mr. Saywitz has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has a BA in Economics from UCLA and is a licensed general contractor and graduate of the Dale Carnegie Institute. He began his career in the late 1980’s with Grubb & Ellis and then with Howard Ecker & Company in Orange County in 1990. In 1992, Mr. Saywitz became a partner in Howard Ecker & Company and in 1994, he purchased the outstanding stock of the company and changed the name to The Saywitz Company. Today, Mr. Saywitz oversees the management and day-to-day operations of the company in addition to negotiating selected transactions throughout the country.
Jeff Saywitz is a 25 year veteran in the commercial real estate industry. He has been with the company since 1992, and is a specialist in all facets of tenant representation. Mr. Saywitz has extensive transactional experience that includes large national portfolio business, in addition to countless one-off requirements of varied size and scope and has negotiated transactions I more than 35 states across the country. Jeff Saywitz currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the company's San Diego office while continuing to negotiate transactions throughout Southern California and the rest of the country.
Senior Vice President
Robert Ritschel is a 20 year veteran of the real estate industry. He has been with The Saywitz Company since 1998 when he began as a Research Associate. Mr. Ritschel has excelled through the ranks of the company over the years serving in many positions including Marketing Associate, Senior Associate, Real Estate Consultant, Vice President and now serves as Senior Vice President of Brokerage.
Senior Vice President
Andrew Herron is a 21 year veteran of the Real Estate industry. He has been with The Saywitz Company since 1999 and is a specialist in a variety of tenant representation assignments. Mr. Herron has handled large accounts with over 1,000 offices throughout North America and has negotiated transactions in more than 40 states throughout the country.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Gooden has been with The Saywitz Company since 1995 and has an extensive background in business development and client procurement for The Saywitz Company’s brokerage business throughout the country. Mr. Gooden has more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing and began with the company as a Sales Associate and now serves as Director of Marketing.
Nick Leggieri has joined The Saywitz Company as a Business Development Associate to assist the company in maintaining and expanding its client base throughout Southern California. Nick comes to The Saywitz Company with experience in working for the United States Census Bureau. He is a recent graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce. He has a vast background in financial accounting, corporate finance and economics. He currently resides in Dana Point and enjoys surfing, free diving, the outdoors and travel.
Robert Jones joins The Saywitz Company with a long history in the mortgage industry, real estate and sales. Mr. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate in Orange County. He has a business law background and is a current resident of Laguna Niguel. His role with the firm will be to expand the brokerage operations throughout Southern California. His diverse background and experience are a welcomed addition to the firm.