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To Lease or To Buy you Facility – That is the question

November 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2620 S 55th St
Tempe, AZ 85282

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Attendees of this Lunch & Learn will learn how to:

  •      Determine When It Makes Sense to Buy
  •      Determine When It Makes Sense to Lease
  •      Learn From Real Life Case Studies
  •      Get Financing Options

Lunch will be included.

Speakers Bios:

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca has been in the real estate related industry since 1994.  Her background includes sales, management and finance in manufactured housing as well having had an ownership interest in a dealership, being a loan officer and owning a mortgage brokerage, being a residential and commercial real estate investor and being a commercial real estate agent.

She has been a licensed real estate agent since October 2012 and is focused exclusively on commercial real estate.

Among her recent most recent transactions is the sale of a 294,901 square feet of completely unimproved land to developers, subject to a development agreement and developer is no longer extant, and a 67,697 square foot industrial lease.

She grew up in the Phoenix area and graduated from ASU with a BS in Psychology in 1988.

She is currently serving as the President of her Toastmasters club, the Scottsdalians.

She lives in McCormick Ranch, is married to Kelly Caspers, and has one child, a 21 year old son, who recently graduated from ASU with a BSE in Electrical Engineering.

Paul Blum, JD, CCIM                                                              

Paul is a highly experienced real estate professional who has satisfied clients on both sides of the aisle buyers/tenants and owners/landlords. He gives maximum effort to each assignment and only rests when his client is satisfied.

He relocated to Arizona in 1985 from New York where he practiced law for a firm that subsequently merged into Bryan Cave. When he arrived in Arizona he participated in the development of four shopping centers and has considerable experience in commercial real estate sales and lease negotiations.

During the real estate boom, he carved a niche for himself selling and leasing office condos, and medical and dental properties. He was proud to have represented Suncor, who was at the time the largest publicly held developer in Arizona.

Prior to joining West USA Commercial Real Estate Services, Paul was a recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame designation and was the Number 1 commercial agent for the RE/MAX Southwest Region in 2008 and 2009.

Recently, Paul has focused on creative real estate – including in 2012 when he brokered the largest office lease in Metropolitan Phoenix (District Medical Group in connection with its facility for Children’s Rehabilitative Services). The transaction comprised 56,000 square feet, for a term of 11 years with a value of approximately $13.5 Million. This transaction also won the RED award for being the best adaptive re-use of space.  Not one to rest on his laurels, in 2014, he brokered the highest per square foot office investment sale in Scottsdale at $303 psf.

Among his recent transactions is the sale of 66,000 square feet of land to Oreganos, a 45,000 square foot parcel to a retail developer, and 70,000 square foot industrial lease.

He is the author of several articles including “Yes Virginia, Office Condos Still Make Sense” which appeared in the Spring 2009 State Bar of Arizona Real Estate Journal. He achieved the prestigious CCIM designation in 2002 (a designation which is held by only 6% of the commercial real estate brokers in the United States). He is a protégé of Roger Fisher, author of “Getting to Yes”, who made the phrase “win-win negotiations” famous.

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