Real Estate Forum magazine recognized Hayes Commercial Group as one of Southern California’s top brokerage houses in its December 2011 issue. Hayes Commercial earned a spot as the only Santa Barbara-based firm among 15 honorees.“We are very proud to be named to this list, especially given that we work in the smallest commercial real estate market in Southern California,” said partner Stephen Hayes. The Real Estate Forum list featured the top 15 companies, ranked by total square footage of leases closed in the Southern California area, between July 1, 2010 and June 20, 2011. This area includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. “While we don’t focus on awards and benchmarks, it’s rewarding to be recognized for our efforts,” said partner Greg Bartholomew. “The other brokerages on the list are much larger, big name firms.” Hayes Commercial Group closed 983,866 square feet, earning them the 14th spot in this list. Real Estate Forum listed Hayes Commercial Group on page 27.Hayes Commercial Group offers leasing, sales and investment services for all commercial property types. The firm’s partners work closely with their 11 brokers to create a team approach. These brokers average over 20 years of experience in the tri-county area.