Richard Pink

Richard Pink


Richard Pink’s real estate career spans 45 years holding senior executive positions in acquisitions, asset management, marketing and also the practice of real estate law. He retired in 2016 to focus on his family restaurant business. Richard’s last real estate position was Managing Director of Clarion Partners, a $50 Billion real estate investment firm, which is headquartered in New York, with regional offices around the US including Los Angeles. At Clarion Partners, Richard was responsible for opening and staffing the Los Angeles office and was directly involved in the acquisition of over $1 Billion of real estate in California including office buildings, industrial properties, apartment complexes and retail buildings. He also was the U.S. real estate representative of a major German fund.

Prior to joining Clarion in 2006, Richard was Vice Chairman of CBRE Global Investors for 10 years and primarily responsible for the acquisition of commercial properties in major U.S. cities. Richard also represented a major German real estate investment capital for 10 years while at CBRE Global Investors. Previous to CBRE Global Investors, Richard was a Senior Partner at TCW Realty Advisors for 10 years, a national pension fund real estate investment firm, which eventually merged into CBRE Global Investors. Prior to joining TCW, Richard held various positions as a real estate lender, leasing agent, acquisitions director, asset manager and general counsel for a development firm. 

Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and a Masters of Business Administration degree from USC, which was earned concurrently with a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law.

Richard is also President of Pink's Hot Dogs, Inc., which is famously located in Los Angeles. Pink’s has 18 other locations around the U.S. including four locations in the Philippines. Pink's was started in 1939 by Richard's parents, which operated Pink’s until 1985 when they retired. At that point, Richard, his wife and sister took over responsibility for operating Pink's. Pink’s began its expansion program in 2000 through licensing, a form of franchising, and is now located in shopping malls, amusement parks, hotels, county fairs and arenas. Pink's also has an active catering business.