About Sheri

Sheri Messerlian

A member of NAI Capital’s elite Platinum Club, Sheri is one its top-producing brokers.

Based in NAI Capital's South Bay office, Sheri is recognized by her peers and her clients as one of the leading commercial real-estate brokers in the area. She is the past recipient of top producer awards at Matlow-Kennedy Corp., and Merrill Lynch Realty. She joined NAI Capital in 1988.

As one South Bay’s leading retail commercial brokers, Sheri Messerlian has 30 years of real estate and marketing experience. During that time, she has successfully represented landlords and investors in marketing their properties and has extensive experience in working with developers, national retail tenants, institutional clients, and government agencies.

Recognized and respected for her outstanding knowledge of the marketplace, and keen intellect in discerning emerging trends, Sheri’s opinions are highly valued by her peers, developers, appraisers and the media. Her loyal clients especially appreciate her superior negotiating skills resulting in higher values for both private and institutional investors.


In addition to her stellar record in commercial real estate brokerage, Sheri also has impressive academic credentials. She has taught urban and regional planning at USC and Stockton State College in New Jersey. She received a B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from USC.


She is active in and member of several professional and community organizations including:
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Association
  • New America International Network
  • League of Women Voters
  • Torrance Symphony
  • Torrance Historical Society
  • Torrance Sister City Association
  • Friends of Madrona Marsh

A Partial List of Transactions Completed


  • Grand Park Plaza, El Segundo CA. A 20,000 SF retail with 10 apartment units mixed-use project. Worked with the developer, architect and contractor to optimize site planning and leasing opportunities; pre-leased to Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Fantastic Sams, etc.; center fully leased at time of Certificate of Occupancy issuance.
  • Golden Star Plaza, Torrance CA; 20,000 SF retail project on a major thoroughfare. Worked with the developer, architect and contractor to optimize site planning and leasing opportunities; pre-leased to Starbucks, Quiznoes; Hanmi Bank etc.
  • Knob Hill Plaza, Redondo Beach CA. A 12,500 SF retail with offices upstairs mixed use project on a major thoroughfare. Pre-leased to Domino’s Pizza, etc
  • Sold land for Santa Fe Railroad to build Redondo Shores shopping center, a 120,000 SF retail shopping center anchored by Whole Foods and Rite Aid, etc. in Redondo Beach CA
  • Represented Starbucks, Burger King, McDonalds, Quiznoes, Auto Zone, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Baskin Robbins 31 Flavor, Honda Power Motorcycle, Jennifer Convertible, Bassett Furniture, etc.

  • Leased 85,000 SF industrial building in Seal Beach representing AMONIX solar cell manufacturing company
  • Sold 101,000 SF warehouse in Gardena
  • Sold 35,000 SF warehouse in Carson representing Clipper Corporation
  • Sold 27,000 SF warehouse in Torrance
  • Sold 32,360 SF of warehouse building in Gardena
  • Sold 3,100 SF of Office/Warehouse in El Segundo

  • Plaza Del Prado, Torrance. A 27,000 SF mixed-use shopping center in downtown Torrance; leased the center and sold as investment
  • Sold several investment properties with 1031 exchanges with forward and reverse exchanges

Major Client List Includes:

  • Starbucks
  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Taco Bell
  • Domino's
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Kinko's
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Union Bank
  • Coast Federal Bank
  • Santa Fe Railroad
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Homestead House
  • Thrifty Drugs
  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Kragen Auto
  • Thrifty Oil Company
  • Auto Club of Southern California
  • Jennifer Convertible
  • Bassett Furniture
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Marymount College


About NAI Capital

NAI Capital is a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consultancy with 16 regional offices serving the Greater Los Angeles Market: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Southern Kern Counties. As the regionally exclusive NAI Global member, NAI Capital provides transactional services for the leasing and sale of industrial, office and retail property as well as the sale of land and multi-family properties “around the block or around the world.” In addition, NAI Capital has numerous specialty divisions that provide consultancy as well as transactional services including Corporate Services and Tenant Representation. NAI Capital brokers pride themselves on being relationship-oriented, performance-driven and committed to providing clients with an extraordinary level of service.

At a Glance


Contact Sheri

970 W 190th Street Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90502

Phone:(310) 532-9080 ext. 224
Fax:(310) 327-6259


DRE License #00450571


Sheri has been handling our real estate needs since the founding of our company. She was instrumental in finding our first building nearly 20 years ago and recently assisted us in consolidating several of our facilities in South Bay to a 100,000 SF building in Gardena by successfully carrying out 1031 exchanges. She is the consummate professional who is extremely knowledgeable and skilled to navigate through the most difficult transactions with winning results for us.

- Danny Ginsburg
Real Soda in Real Bottles, Inc.