Brian Childs

Executive Managing Director

License ID # 00904960

NAI Capital - Orange County
1920 Main Street Suite 100
Irvine, California 92614
United States

+1 949 643-8100
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Office, Tenant Representation, Corporate Services, Investments

Scope of Experience

Brian Childs currently serves as Executive Managing Director of NAI Capital's Orange County office. As the Team Leader, he oversees more than 35 commercial real estate brokers, and is focused on strategic, financial and operational leadership of one of Orange County's top commercial real estate brokerages.

Brian remains committed to his clients and as a broker is active in the sale and leasing of office properties and investments. He is a member of NAI Capital's Tenant Consulting Group and NAI Capital's Investment Services Group. He believes in putting his clients first above all else, building long-term relationships, and recognizes that his success is tied to client satisfaction and providing great service.

Background & Experience

Brian Childs began his career in commercial real estate in 1985 with CBRE (Coldwell Baker Commercial) in Newport Beach, CA. He joined NAI Capital in 2001 as the Executive Vice President /Branch Manager and quickly grew office revenues by over 500% within three years. He has consulted with numerous businesses regarding their leases, purchases, relocations, expansions and lease renewals within the Greater Orange County area and has been involved in hundreds of lease and sale assignments. Brian has an outstanding reputation in the business community as a service oriented professional with top notch business ethics. He is an Orange County based commercial real estate veteran with a successful track record of representing the best interests of his clients. He is highly regarded for his transactional prowess providing a consultative and holistic approach in assisting companies address their cultural, financial and operational issues with a focus on reducing their real estate spending. Brian and his team have a proven record for creative problem solving, execution processes, timely responsiveness, and attention to detail.


University of Southern California B.S., Public Affairs, Sigma Nu Fraternity

Professional Associations & Designations

  • NAI Capital Club
  • NAI Global Silver Elite
  • California Real Estate Journal – “Deal of the Year”
  • So Cal NAIOP
  • NAI Capital Tenant Consulting Group
  • NAI Capital Investment Services Group

Transaction History

Leases (short list)

  • Webasto Charging Systems, Inc. (Clean Energy): 144,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • First Citizens Bank (Financial): 178,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • So Cal Gas (Utilities): 90,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • ICON Health & Fitness (Lifestyle): 412,000 SF - Single Location
  • Clinipace (Research): 30,000 SF - Single Location
  • Digital River (Software): 24,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • DHL (Logistics): 58,000 SF - Single Location
  • US HealthWorks (Occupational Medicine): 33,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • NFP (Financial): 23,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • Altair (Engineering): 18,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • HCL (Software): 28,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • Hertz (Automotive): 33,000 SF - Multiple Locations
  • LGM Pharma (Pharmaceuticals): 33,000 SF - Single Location

Sales (short list)

  • First Citizens Bank (Financial) - Multiple Locations
  • 2626 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa - SFR Land Sale - Lots
  • 308 Marine, Balboa Island - Investment Sale
  • 3130 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa - Investment Sale
  • 16511 Scientific Way, Irvine - Owner User Sale
  • 15052 Jackson, Midway City - Investment Sale
  • 9851 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine - Owner User Sale