Managing Partner – Real Estate Investment Sales
Areas of Expertise:
Marketing, Sales & Leasing, Office, Industrial, Retail, Mixed Use, Multi Family, Luxury Residential Income Properties, Business Opportunities
The key to making this business look easy is that I surround myself around a brilliant team of professionals and clients. I am passionate about Real Estate and look forward to waking up each morning to help clients reach their goals and live their dreams!
My diverse background includes a history of business, corporate sales, team management and a degree in intercultural communications. This has enhanced my ability to think outside of the box and focus on maximizing the return on investments for my Real Estate Clients. I am also well known for my collaborative working style both within and between dynamic business organizations.
I obtained a BA in Speech Communications, with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications from San Francisco State University. I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent throughout the State of California.
COO/ General Manager for Elite Commercial Partners
Areas of Expertise:
Business Opportunities and Operations
As a long time Solano County resident, I know from experience the multi-fold benefits to both businesses and families for choosing this incredibly centralized, convenient and affordable location within Northern California. We are on the edge of the most amazing Wine Country and within easy reach of three major international airports, as well as an easy drive away from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Walnut Creek and Santa Rosa.
Prior to this I lived in San Francisco, the upper Midwest, Canada and the UK. I was educated at Cambridge University.
I have been a business growth professional and Fractional Chief Operating Officer to my Clients for over 16 years, helping my Clients to grow their businesses and eventually to turn them into independently viable assets that can operate without them, if necessary. This ensures that the business can fetch the maximum valuation possible when it comes time for the Owner to sell it …even if that “sale” is merely to the next generation of the family or to key employees/management.
For over 15 years now I have been helping early stage start-ups and mid-market companies that are seeking to grow to 2-5 times their current size within the next 4-10 years. Generally their revenues are between $5M and $75M.
I enjoy what I do and I also enjoy being an advisor to the The Elite Partners for their business clients. Many of Carmen and her extended Partner’s clients are either a startup looking for guidance in their first lease, or a growth stage company seeking to make their first purchase of a commercial property. Other clients are mid-size companies looking to expand into new locations or a larger HQ space. Then they have clients at the retirement stage where they are ready to sell their business and/or the real property that goes with it. Whether it is helping with their business plan, performing a Comparable Market Analysis of their likely business worth, prior to a formal valuation by a specialist 3rd party professional, or needing a fractional business executive to step in, I am here to help.
Our Lending Partner
Cell: (925) 360-7722 Office: (707) 449-4777
Steve Otus has been in the mortgage business since 2003. Raised in the East Bay town of Alamo, Steve specializes in securing home loans for clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to joining Solano Mortgage in 2009, Steve ranked among the top producers at Diablo Funding Group in their Lafayette office.
Steve attended De La Salle high school and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2003. Steve takes great pride in always protecting his clients’ best interests and helping them achieve their financial goals.
What Our Client Say
Our work covers a diverse landscape, including residential, hospitality, tech and fashion, from all over California.
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Who We Are
The Elite Partners Commercial Partnership is led by Managing partners Carmen and Peter Gray and Powered by an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 130,000 skilled professionals operating in 110+ countries. RE/MAX Commercial and The Elite partners provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide.
Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.
Carmen and Peter Gray, recently highlighted as one of RE/MAX’s top four small commercial teams nationally, is focused exclusively on Commercial Real Estate, Vineyard Estates/Wineries, Luxury Properties and includes Business Sales.
RE/MAX Commercial closes more than $11.1 Billion in total commercial volume from over 25,000 transactions annually.*
What does this mean for you? A better way in Commercial Real Estate. Tell us what you need, and we’ll get it done. With a more than 40-year track record of professionalism and customer focus, we understand the long-term value of every transaction, large or small. Work with us once and you’ll realize the competitive advantages we bring to the table.
The Elite Managing Partners pictured left to right: Peter Gray President Commercial Division, Carmen Gray Co-President Commercial Division, Don McDonald CEO and Founding Partner, Donovan Schemke President of Residential Division
The Elite Partners Commercial powered by RE/MAX Gold was founded on the idea that the commercial real estate industry needed an overhaul. We were tired of seeing clients get pushed to the back burner by large firms that are more worried about getting listings than getting rid of their listings. With The Elite Partners, we make sure to put our client’s name before the name on our letterhead, and having us in your corner means having a team of dedicated individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.
And we’re not here to just make big promises – our work speaks for itself. Our results driven approach ensures that you’re getting high quality service without sacrificing your time or money. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation property analyses and don’t force retainer fees on our clients. Our combination of research, analytics, top of the line innovative marketing and one-on-one customer service allows us to tailor our strategies to fit your needs, not the other way around. We pride ourselves on being strategic planners and asset managers, and strive to deliver the best return from all available investment options. Don’t believe us? Hear it straight from our clients or flip through our portfolio to see for yourself.
Long story short: we’ve worked with the big guys, and while we learned a lot from them, we don’t want to be like them. Don’t get lost in the corporate shuffle. Experience the ELITE difference.
With a combined 40+ years of real estate experience, I think you’ll find that we are up to the task. The Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each and every transaction they have. The Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in sales over the last 15 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX.
From marketing to connecting to the commercial investment network around the world our collaborative partners share in our great success and are a big part of what seperates us from the rest. Discover why
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