Todd Nathanson is the Founder and President of illi Commercial Real Estate, a Southern California-based commercial brokerage, property management, and investment advisory service firm specializing in multi-tenant, Triple Net leased commercial real estate headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California. The company launched in 2007 as a different kind of real estate company, one dedicated to serve clients and communities through collaboration, experience, and innovation.
Prior to launching illi, Todd was the Director of the San Fernando Valley Division of Centers Business Management; the leasing, and brokerage arm of La Mancha Development.
La Mancha was a developer of small corner strip mall shopping centers concentrated in Southern California. During his 17-year tenure at Centers Business Management “CBM”, Todd developed many valuable professional relationships with owners of commercial income properties. 36 years later, Todd has been a part of almost 4,800 lease and sales transactions. Thanks in good part to coworkers that Todd actively recruited, hired, trained, mentored, and supervised coupled together with a professional administrative staff.
Annually, since the inception of illi Commercial Real Estate, illi has been awarded CoStar’s (the largest commercial real estate information and analytics provider) top brokerage designation “Power Broker”. For the last seven years, CoStar has ranked illi Commercial Real Estate first place in their tracking of total annual quantity of lease transactions firm-wide in Southern California. In 2021 CoStar Dealmaker results placed illi Commercial Real Estate 33% in front of the 2nd place firm, CBRE Inland Empire office.
Todd has spent a significant portion of his real estate career recruiting new and experienced real estate agents to help serve illi’s client’s occupancy and investment goals. To date, Todd has joined forces, partnered with and mentored over 150 agents, who office’s day-to-day brokerage operations. Over the last three years at illi, we have put more structure into our commercial agent training programs, that recruit and produce better agents to help serve our client’s needs. Training new agents and forming new professional relationships have been a facet of the business that Todd enjoys very much.
Todd was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at California Preparatory “Cal Prep” and went on to attend Pierce College and the University of California, Los Angeles. As a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters for 39 years, Todd is especially proud of his ongoing relationship with his Little Brother. Since 2004, he is honored to be one of the original board members of The Harmony Project, an organization developed to bring music lessons and instruments to children of Los Angeles to promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice, and performance of music. Now growing nationally, it is The Harmony Projects’ goal to build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music. Harmony Program continues to develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope, and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.