Commercial real estate brokerage company Kidder Mathews has opened a new office in San Diego, the first in Southern California for the Seattle-based company.

The Del Mar Heights office currently includes four brokers and is led by Managing Partner Mark Read, a former senior managing director in the San Diego office of CBRE Group Inc. Read most recently served as executive managing director for Voit Real Estate Services, overseeing operations for Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire.

The new office has three senior vice presidents who most recently worked in the San Diego office of Cushman & Wakefield Inc. – Ron King, Joe McDermott and Robert Willingham.

After other recent debuts in the San Francisco Bay area, Kidder Mathews now has a total of 10 offices in California, Washington and Oregon, employing more than 450. The San Diego office is located at 12626 High Bluff Drive.

“In addition to being a vibrant, growing market, San Diego is a natural fit for us since Kidder Mathews currently manages 800,000 square feet of biotech space in La Jolla,” said company CEO Jeff Lyon.