About Us

Since 1994, MacVaugh & Co has been specializing in landlord/tenant representations and property management throughout the San Gabriel Valley. 

What makes us different from any other firm? And more importantly, what makes us able to compete with the bigger firms? Our “back of the hand” knowledge of the Pasadena and the surrounding areas, our diverse team background and the fact that we are a boutique firm. We have 30+ year veterans who have been classically trained to knock on doors, send out printed flyers and prefer an in person meeting to get to know a potential client. We also have the up and coming agents who know the ins and outs of our business world today, what companies are hot right now, and are innovative in the way that they market both themselves and our company. We blend well with each other and always have guidance to give. Regardless of experience, we are eager to learn about you, your company, and what will make you thrive.

We are an intimate team of truly dedicated agents who are ready and willing to support and accomplish your real estate needs. Whether it is office, land, retail, restaurant or industrial properties, we are ready to share our real estate knowledge and experiences with you. We are the commercial real estate agents who have access to all real estate ownership information in the Greater Los Angeles area.   

MacVaugh & Co looks at the specific challenges of the property, comes up with a plan to overcome the obstacles, and puts that plan into action.

We keep the goals of the owner in mind – if cash flow is the goal, we will do a month to month deal. If it is maximizing the face-rate of a lease to justify value of a property, we will do that as well. If it is pre-leasing a development project, we will give our recommendations on that. We pride ourselves in knowing what the market wants, and being able to make recommendations so that “the offering” meets existing demand.

Property Management is a thankless job. No one calls to say that the air conditioning is running perfectly, that the maintenance crew has the common area restrooms looking spotless, or that the common area lighting is especially bright.

We take away the hassles of property ownership, from building operations and maintenance, to property accounting, contract management, and oversight of tenant improvements.

We specialize in Class B office buildings, flex/industrial buildings, and retail shopping centers. Have your tenants call MacVaugh & Co., they will thank you.

Do you understand the ramifications of rentable vs. usable square feet, pass-through of operating expenses, holdover or non-disturbance?

Do you know what “market” concessions are?

Have you been through the space planning and construction process?

As commercial real estate agents, we have our pulse on the market:  We know what’ is available and often times we have negotiated with the Property Owner or his Agent before.

Do you want the landlord’s broker negotiating on your behalf? Landlords have representation, so why shouldn’t you?

At MacVaugh & Co., our area of expertise is working with businesses considered to be at the lower to middle end of the market. This would include companies that have sales revenues of up to $20 million.

Once we discover the value of your business, we will provide the sweat equity necessary to position your company for sale. In turn, we will find you the right buyer, guide you through the transaction, and provide you with the expertise that will maximize your dollars when the deal is completed.

 

Thinking of selling, refinancing or establishing value for estate purposes? MacVaugh & Co does not have appraisers, however, as commercial real estate agents, with our market knowledge, we can give a pretty good idea of the price a property might achieve given proper marketing and time. Our process is faster and less expensive than a full-blown appraisal. We have performed BPO’s for lending institutions and owners alike. We have also been called on to determine market value for lease options.