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Team DeGrinis – consisting of Newmark Knight Frank industrial real estate brokers John DeGrinis, Patrick DuRoss and Jeff Abraham – will move into new offices at 24025 Park Sorrento in Calabasas on Jan. 21 after spending a year at temporary space in Warner Center. … Peter Griffith is the new chief financial officer at Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, succeeding David Meline, who will retire at mid-year. Griffith previously served as president of Sherwood Canyon Group, a private equity firm. … Jeffrey Watson is the new chief financial officer at Mission Valley Bancorp, parent of Mission Valley Bank in Sun Valley. He succeeded Diane Auten, who resigned from the bank. Watson will serve in his new role in addition to his job as chief operating officer. … Woodland Hills-based builder David Honda of David Honda Construction has organized his long-gestating “pet project” of a local fair, in the form of the Antelope Valley 4-H Livestock Symposium on Jan. 25 at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Honda is president of the 51st District Agricultural Association. … Glendale resident Ali Sahabi, chief operating officer at real estate developer and builder Optimum Group in Pasadena, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 from the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Baldy View Chapter. … Former honorary consul general of Sweden, entrepreneur and California Lutheran University regent Siri Eliason of Thousand Oaks, died Dec. 15 of cancer at age 87. She founded Danica Inc., a chain of stores mainly selling Scandinavian furniture. At Cal Lutheran, she served as chairwoman of the Board of Regents from 1999 to 2002. … Adam Grant, partner in the law firm Alpert Barr & Grant in Encino, finished second in his age group – and 13th overall – at the Ultraman World Championships 2019 in Hawaii. Ultraman is an invitation-only athletic competition lasting three days that includes a 6.2 mile swim, 263 mile cycle ride and a 52.4 mile double-marathon run.

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