sq ft: 6,979
Executive Vice President
Hal Bastian, a native Angeleno, is a 37-year commercial real estate veteran who has been a leader in the Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) Renaissance since 1994. Fondly called “Mr. Downtown” and the ”Mayor of Downtown” by many, he has facilitated the building of over 22,000 housing units; led tours and produced special events that recruited thousands of new residents and resulted in the construction of dozens of new commercial and mixed-use developments; and helped recruit over 300 new businesses, including Ralphs Fresh Fare, Bottega Louie and Whole Foods.
Prior to joining Major Properties, Hal had his own real estate and consulting practice; was the Executive Vice President for the Downtown Center Business Improvement District; served as Leasing Director of developer Tom Gilmore’s Old Bank District, the first adaptive reuse loft apartment project in DTLA, where Hal popularized a dog friendly Downtown; was a retail leasing director at Cushman & Wakefield; and started his career in office space leasing at Julien J Studley, Inc.
Hal is extremely connected in the DTLA community, a member of numerous organizations, including the Central City Association, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, ULI, ICSC, Lambda Alpha, and the Downtown Breakfast Club, and is also the President of the Angels Flight Railway Foundation. He has been a resident of DTLA since 2001, and enjoys his loft with his faithful rescue dog, Scooter.
Hal specializes in Downtown Los Angeles commercial real estate, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors.
He is a graduate of UCLA.