Don Mitchell

Managing Principal

Cresa San Diego

3580 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92130
United States
858.794.5500 main
858.794.5501 ext 109 dd
858.692.4090 cell
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Joining Cresa San Diego in 2008, Don Mitchell is a Managing Principal who brings the experience of a distinguished commercial real estate career that began in 1980.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the Cresa San Diego team, Don spent 28 years in the brokerage business, including 25 years with CB Richard Ellis. During his career, Don has completed over 1,600 lease transactions and 130 sale transactions, representing total consideration in excess of $1.6 billion. His experience in completing some of San Diego's largest lease and sale transactions and his understanding of both the tenant/buyer and landlord/seller perspective provides invaluable insight for his tenant/buyer clients.

Personal Interests

Married with four children, Don resides in Solana Beach, California.


  • Member, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), San Diego
  • Elder Chairman, Faith Community Church, Carlsbad
  • Facilities Committee Member, Santa Fe Christian High School, San Diego
  • Former Head Baseball Coach, Santa Fe Christian High School, San Diego


  • San Diego State University, B.S., Finance, emphasis Real Estate


Property Available Space Rental Rate
San Diego - 3702 Fourth Ave.
3702 Fourth Ave.
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
1,972 RSF, Suite 200 $2.25/SF, +Utilities
San Diego - 550 W C St.
550 W C St.
20th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
7,090-20,000 RSF, 20th Floor $4.50/SF, Full Service
San Diego - 9332 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
9332 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
11,530 RSF, Entire Building (Divisible) $2.45/SF, Gross

Select Clients

A partial list of the clients Don has represented includes such companies as Apple Computer Inc., AIG, ALL State Insurance, Coldwell Banker Residential Services, Chevron, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Kyocera, ICW Group, L3, General Dynamics, San Diego City Unified School District, USAA Insurance, North Island Financial Credit Union, Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., San Diego National Bank, Information Systems Laboratories, Progressive Insurance, The Corky McMillin Companies, San Diego/Imperial County Labor Council, Lanier Worldwide, Inc., ITT Educational Services, SD Consortium and Private Industry Council, National Life Insurance Company, Waxie Sanitary Supply, and Young's Market.

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc. San Diego, CA  30,097 SF 
L-3 Communications San Diego, CA  30,097