CULVER CITY (January 19, 2019)—Culver City Chamber President and CEO, Colin Diaz (above, left), presented the 2018 Business of the Year honor to Hackman Capital Partners at the Chamber’s 2019 Installation and Recognition Ceremony held January 18. Ryan Smith (above, right), Hackman Capital’s Executive Vice President, received the honor on the company’s behalf.
New board members were installed at the evening gala, held this year at Mophonics, and in addition to Hackman Capital’s Business of the Year recognition, others were acknowledged for their exemplary service in the community and for the Chamber. Kevin Lachoff of Newmark Knight Frank received the 2018 President’s Award; Rich Kissel of Rich Kissel Realty received the 2018 Chair’s Award; Rachel Lowenthal of Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary received 2018 Ambassador of the Year; Albert Vera of Sorrentos Market received 2018 Community Partner of the Year; and John Riordan of John Riordan Plumbing received the 2018 Legacy of Service Award.
“We’re thrilled to be honored by The Culver City Chamber,” said Ryan Smith. “This is a city we love, and we are committed to its ongoing growth.”
Hackman Capital Partners has been a long-term Culver City stakeholder. The company currently owns, through affiliated entities, The Culver Studios and The Culver Steps and, over the past decade, also has converted seven industrial warehouses to creative-office campuses, now home to Westwood One Studios and Apple Computer’s Beats by Dre.
“Culver City has a rich history, strong tenant base, an incredible location—plus unwavering support from the Chamber, the City and Community. We’re proud to have been part of its renaissance and excited to continue to help define its future,” said Smith.