Commercial Veteran Robert Cord Named President of Asset Services
SALT LAKE CITY/SACRAMENTO (Aug. 18, 2015) – Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors), an independent affiliate of Coldwell Banker Commercial, announced today the expansion of the company throughout the west with focus on California. Industry veteran Robert Cord was also named President of the Asset Services Division, in addition to a new team throughout the state.
“We are thrilled to welcome commercial real estate veteran Rob Cord as President of Asset Services for CBC Advisors,” said Brandon Fugal, chairman of CBC Advisors. “His unmatched expertise and leadership will set a new standard as we expand our Asset Services Division, managing a growing portfolio of commercial properties throughout the Western United States.”
“Maintaining the premiere Asset Services offering is of an utmost priority as CBC Advisors expands throughout the west,” said Kevin Long, COO of CBC Advisors. “CBC Advisors fully commits every available resource needed to exceed client demands.”
Rob will be managing all asset services and assisting in the company expansion throughout the west. He joins CBC Advisors from Voit Real Estate Services where he oversaw an expanding portfolio of properties in the real estate services platform, including property management, asset management and project management. In his more than 26 years of diversified management experience, he led a team that managed the 12-million-square-foot portfolio with Voit Real Estate, 19-million-square-foot portfolio in Northern California for Cassidy Turley and a 14-million-square-foot portfolio for Kennedy Wilson. Prior to this, he was managing director at CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Services and earlier held management positions at both TRI Commercial Real Estate Services and Grubb & Ellis Co.
Professional affiliations include Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA) California Chairperson and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Board President San Francisco. Rob is a graduate of the University of California-Davis.
“CBC Advisors has been the largest Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate in the world for more than a decade,” said Rob Cord. “As such, we have the opportunity to provide superior technology, tenant services and financial reporting for our clients as a strong, trusted advisor. Our culture here at CBC places a premium on our personnel – managers, administrative staff and brokers – that is reflected externally, while we are well capitalized with no shareholder restraints. We are excited to deepen this ‘challenger brand’ as we have the flexibility to do more than the next firm.”
Joining the CBC Advisors team in California are Heidi Becker as Director of Operations for the Southwest Region based in San Diego, Ivette Barnet, Director of Operations for the Greater Los Angeles Region working from the Inland Empire and Ross Tolbert as Director of Operations for the Western Region working from the Sacramento office. All join having most recently worked together at Voit Real Estate Services.
At Voit, Heidi Becker was Director/Real Estate Management Services. In her more than 23 years of commercial real estate management, she oversaw a portfolio of properties throughout San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Prior to this she managed Davis Properties LLC’s San Diego portfolio consisting of Class A office buildings, distribution centers and multi-tenant industrial parks. She also held earlier management positions with the Abbey Company, Fujita Property Management and Lincoln Property Company. Heidi is a graduate of San Diego State University and has an MBA from the University of La Verne. She is a member of BOMA, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Ross Tolbert provided management and asset management for industrial, office, retail and apartment properties in Voit’s Western US region for five years and enjoys more than 18 years in the industry. Clients have included banks, REITs, local and national investors, receivers and trustees in several multistate portfolios. Prior to Voit, Ross managed 95 assets at Kobra Properties and a total portfolio that included 650,000 square feet in Indianapolis, Indiana and 1.1 million square feet in Northern California. He had earlier spent 10 years managing 220 single family homes and three retail properties in the Sacramento region for Tiner Properties. He graduated from Sacramento State and is a member of IREM.
Ivette Barnett was a Director for Voit, working from their Ontario, Anaheim and Irvine offices. There she worked with their management and leasing teams, developing new relationships throughout the region and companywide. Prior to Voit, she was with CBRE for 16 years, eventually as a Director focused on retail and industrial investment management, integrating company services, which resulted in significant growth in retail property management for the Southern California market. Earlier she was also with Pan Pacific Retail Properties where she was a real estate and operations manager, as well as involved in marketing and promotions.
She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association for Executive Women (NAFE), CREW and IREM. Ivette is a graduate of Cal-State University Fullerton and has an associates degree from Cerritos Community College.