Cypress West Partners Brings Ryan Borzouei on Board as Director of Acquisitions and Casey Immel as Director of Leasing

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (April, 2017) – To further support its growth, Cypress West Partners, one of the Western US’ leading owners and operators of healthcare real estate, has added Ryan Borzouei as Director of Asset Management and Acquisitions and Casey Immel as Director of Leasing. The new hires are part of a strategic leadership move to support the firm’s continued growth plans.

“We have been expanding our team over the last six months having made a number of key hires. The decision to bring Ryan and Casey on board is an important next step because they bring years of real- world experience and relationships to our firm,” said Chris Cumella, Founding Partner, Cypress West Partners. “They also have strong institutional-level knowledge and credentials, and that service level is what we deliver to our clients, investors and tenants.”

As a Director of Acquisitions, Borzouei will be involved in the purchase, financing, operations, and sale of the firm’s healthcare investments. He brings more than 14 years of experience in commercial real estate and consulting with an extensive background in business development, market research, data analysis, and investment modeling. Prior to joining Cypress West, Borzouei was a Vice-President with Bank of America. He also held significant roles with Birtcher Anderson, BlackRock, and Ernst & Young.

As a 17-year commercial real estate veteran, Immel has spent the last ten years focused exclusively on healthcare tenant representation, leasing, marketing, sales and site selection during his prior role as vice president with CBRE. He brings this depth of expertise to his role as Director of Leasing. Over the course of his career, Immel has handled lease and sale transactions on behalf of hospitals, health systems, specialty clinics, physicians and dental practices, providing insight into all facets of the healthcare sector.

“Our portfolio continues to expand,” shared Jeffrey Johnson, Founding Partner, Cypress West Partners. “We’ve grown to 1.6 million square feet with projections to reach two million by the end of this year. Ryan and Casey are integral to positioning our firm for this next milestone.”

About Cypress West Partners: Cypress West Partners, LLC, was formed through strategic affiliations with institutional investors, high-net worth individuals and family offices with the purpose to acquire, develop and manage healthcare properties across the Western US. At Cypress West, the team is focused on understanding and implementing on all aspects of what makes a high-performing asset.

Cypress West is highly-experienced at working across the healthcare spectrum, from institutional owners to hospitals and individual doctors.  The strength and legacy of its business model is in Cypress West’s method for successfully acquiring the right medical real estate assets backed by solid data analytics, followed by a strategic leasing and management plan to increase value at the property and investor levels. To learn more about Cypress West Partners, go to