Rich began his commercial real estate career with the Colliers/Seeley Company in the City of Industry office, Southern California. There, he specialized in industrial real estate. His many transactions included the lease and sale of an industrial park held by the RJR Nabisco Pension Fund in Pomona; the lease of a 190,000 square foot distribution facility to Becton Dickinson in Chino; the lease of a 148,000 square foot industrial building owned by the Sterilite Company in the City of Industry; and the sale of a 65,000 square foot research and development facility owned by 3M Corporation in Monrovia. Additionally, Rich was an integral member of a team that advised Santa Fe Pacific Realty, now Catellus Development, on a 90-acre mixed use development, including negotiating the purchase of four surrounding land parcels, advising product mix and plan development, and securing a ten-year lease of a 450,000 square foot distribution facility to Circuit City.
Most recently, Rich was the Leasing Manager at STG Group in Santa Rosa. In this role, he led marketing and leasing efforts of an approximate 4 million square foot portfolio. Initially, he concentrated on industrial properties, medical offices, historical landmark properties, and Class A and Class B mid-rise office properties in the East Bay. Soon, his responsibilities expanded to include two large distribution facilities of 1,000,000 plus square feet in Salinas and Hanford, a retail center in San Dimas, and office buildings in Las Vegas and Santa Monica. Besides marketing and leasing, Rich oversaw tenant improvements, recommended capital improvements, member of CAM reconciliation task team, and developed operating budgets for the leasing department. Transactions include: the California Highway Patrol-23,456 square foot office, the University of Phoenix-16,200 square foot office, Sutter East Bay Medical-3512 square foot medical office, and the Floor Store-20,160 square foot retail/industrial space.
Rich’s real estate experience is underpinned by his success in the steel and aluminum industry. This exposed him to a myriad of businesses, and strengthened his financial, management and operations skills. Undoubtedly, Rich is equipped with the skills and experience necessary to serve his real estate clients excellently.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific and currently resides in Novato with his wife Marcia and daughter Katelan.