Christopher L. Stewart—a longtime Los Angeles powerbroker—has joined Encino-based illi Commercial Real Estate, the company announced Thursday.

Stewart joins the brokerage firm as an associate and brings with him 25 years of real estate experience, illi said in a news release.

The new associate was once president of the Central City Assn., vice chairman of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and an advisor to former Mayor Tom Bradley.

Andrew Khouri