Bob coupled his business with a property management role that served private investors in the residential market, with services for both single-family and multi-family homes. Read More
In the beginning, Bob swung a hammer and paintbrush, completing dozens of residential and commercial projects. He cites as one of his more interesting projects the raising of a house off its foundation so that they could remove and then re-build the basement. Another of his favorite jobs was moving a house two miles down Main Street!
Bob provided a complete menu of services, including leasing, property management, maintenance, repair, and asset management. His biggest challenge in this regard came when the company successfully leased up a new apartment project and then rolled out the entire move-in on the same day. He learned early on and in the trenches what it takes to manage properties successfully.
Because of the broad nature of his skills, Bob was often enlisted by REALTORS® to perform inspections for homes or lenders.
Never one to turn back from a challenge, during the precarious market of the early 1980s with 18% mortgage rates, Bob built single-family homes and condos. His construction experience allows him to take notice of problems many would miss while also pointing out to clients any opportunities that might be possible with a property layout or design.
An outgrowth of his property management and home building experience, he undertook to develop two apartment complexes. Bob took them from design, engineering, and zoning clear through paving and landscaping and everything in between.
He expanded his skill set to include appraising and came to provide reports for FHA, VA, banks, mortgage lenders, and private investors. This experience has afforded Bob the skills required to value properties accurately even in this challenging market and share that info with his clients. This can help people take advantage of under-priced houses and to price homes to sell fast.
Beginning in 1992 and continuing until 2009, Bob was a leading originator, where one of his specialties became construction loans. He was oft promoted to management roles and led one company to become the #2 ranked broker in the state. He led another to expand into five states and grow 66% while the market was contracting. He managed both sales and operations, and at times, he was responsible for quality control and governmental compliance, among many others.
Bob added CRE Inspections to his comprehensive list of skills following his mortgage years. Like many of his earlier additions, this was largely a matter of synthesizing and organizing skillsets he had developed while wearing other industry hats. He served major banks and investors across the US and Canada, performing due diligence work on their behalf.
Real Estate Problem Solver
Put all of the above together, and this is what you get. Bob brings the necessary skills and a steadfast approach to make good things happen for his clients.