Drew Arvay

Drew Arvay

Managing Director

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    300 Santana Row, Suite 5-2500
    San Jose, CA 95128
    United States

    Lic: 00511262

  • Phone

    +1 408 436-3647

  • Mobile

    (408) 803-6000

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Professional Expertise

Drew Arvay is considered one of the pre-eminent authorities and strategic thinkers in the real estate industry, both locally and nationally. As a Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield in San Jose, California, Drew has handled some of the most complex transactions over his forty years as an Medical/Corporate Office/R&D leasing and sales specialist. His insights have been said to shape Wall Street’s view of Silicon Valley.

Professional Achievements

Drew received the highest honor in the Silicon Valley Real Estate Community: "The Mike Murphy - Lifetime Achievement Award". During Drew's career he has completed transactions totaling over $5.5 Billion in consideration, over 25 million in square footage leased or sold, and over 2,700 in acreage sold. Early in his career he was named "Outstanding Young Man of America" in recognition of outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community. The San Jose Mercury News named Drew the only realtor in an elite group ("The Twelve Rising Stars in Silicon Valley") that the paper proclaimed "would shape the future of Silicon Valley".

Drew is a multiple winner of "Broker of the Year", selected by the San Jose Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers. Drew was elected to the Broker Hall of Fame (an elite four-member group at the time), by his peers, the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, and the San Jose Chamber of Commerce.

Drew has been published nationally and internationally by Fortune and Time magazines, repeatedly quoted in the Wall Street Journal and locally in San Jose Mercury News, Business Journal and Biz Ink and is responsible for over 37 trade articles in publications such as Time, Square Footage, and Forum. His "No Easy Money in Brokerage" has become realty doctrine and "The Rise, Fall and Rise of Silicon Valley" was the thesis article at the International Real Estate Conference in Tokyo. Drew's lectures at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State University are always student favorites.

Total Square Footage Leased: 25,380,016
Total Square Footage Sold: 4,649,710
Total Acreage Sold: 2,792
Total Value of Transactions: $5,669,910,690

Awards & Associations

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Cassidy Turley Northern California
  • Commercial Real Estate Director of Silicon Valley Joint Venture, Executive Council
  • Board of Directors (former President), ASVB - Association of Silicon Valley Brokers
  • Board of Directors, Santa Clara County Board of Realtors
  • Board of Directors, L.E.E.D., League for Effective Economic Development
  • Board of Fellows, Lincoln University Law School
  • Board of Directors, CEEF (Cupertino Education Endowment Fund), an $8.8 million foundation that aids education in the Bay Area


Healthcare Specialty

Drew has represented major healthcare providers throughout the country with assignments from HCA, Kaiser, Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical, Ascension, Advantis Medical, El Camino Hospital, Daughters of Charity, Verity/Integrity Health, Indian Health Council, Scripps, Chapa-De Indian Health, Dignity Health and numerous Health REIT’s for acquisitions, including Physicians Realty Trust, Welltower, Landmark Healthcare, Griffin America (American Healthcare Investors), MedProperties, and Medical financial sources (equity and debt) such as USAA, GE Capital, and Siemens. Drew has also been instrumental in evaluating surplus properties for Hospital Networks and assisting in redeployment of capital through monetization of strategic assets. Well versed in Stark Law, Drew is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of how the delivery of Healthcare in Real Estate is changing.

Areas of Specialization

Medical & Healthcare Realty Advisors
Investment/Capital Markets
Tenant Rep/Corporate Services


Partial Client List

Over his 40 year career, Drew's client list reads like the Who's Who of Corporate America – Apple, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google, Sony, Lockheed Martin, National Semiconductor, Broadcom, Amazon, Kaiser and Cisco. Drew has performed national site searches for Apple, General Mills, Fujitsu America, Hitachi, THX, University of Phoenix, Reuters, and Time Warner; and represented institutions such as Equity Office, Gerald D. Hines Interest, Metropolitan Life, Aetna, Travelers Ins., Wells Fargo, Citicorp, Bank of America, US Bank, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Stanford University and China Bank of Communications, the first such U.S. venture backed by the Republic of China.