Herb Grabell

Herb Grabell

Herb Grabell

CRE, SIOR – Senior Advisor, Strategic Verticals

Herb Grabell is a senior vice president with Kidder Mathews, specializing in transpacific goods movement, logistics strategies, and clean technology energy solutions. He is presently based in Irvine, California, assisting clients with goods movement supply chain strategies, including rail, that are tied to real estate projects between the U.S., Asia/SE Asia, and Mexico. In Southern California, he focuses on advisory solutions for the ports, from the Inland Empire to the Mexican border.

Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Herb was a managing director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and worked previously with Grubb & Ellis Company based in China, Hawaii, Northern California and most recently in the Ontario/Inland Empire region. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate in the New Jersey/New York marketplace specializing in industrial real estate, while associated with Colliers International. Herb has been in the real estate business since 1988, is considered an expert in his field and is regularly featured or quoted in several business related publications, both domestically and internationally.

Herb has established many strategic alliances in both the U.S. and Asia/SE Asia and continues to develop a bridge assisting companies in both regions. These include industrial land advisory and manufacturing/warehousing tied to reshoring/onshoring strategies.

Herb is also an advisor for several major logistics parks and ports within the western U.S. and plays an active role introducing both U.S. and Asian companies to import/export solutions.


  • ASSOCIATION of Commercial Real Estate (past president)
  • BOARD MEMBER, California Inland Empire District Export Council
  • MEMBER, Counselors of Real Estate, CRE®
  • MEMBER, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)


  • BS in Marketing Management, New Mexico State University