Company History

John Carpenter and John Robbins form the firm with the intent of providing tenant representation services to local business and government entities in the Tri-Valley area of San Francisco, California.

First major challenge was not becoming a real estate internet company.

Award of the first General Services Administration (GSA) contract for the San Francisco area and the development of a two-pronged business approach - Private Sector & Public Sector.

Concentration on Private Sector Execution - Expand GSA & Public Sector Statewide.

Awarded Broker of the Year by the East Bay Business Times - Private and Public strategies blend for regional recognition.

Second major challenge - 'referral euphoria' - too many small leases and sales take business in an unintended direction.  Named #21 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times.

Re-establish Private Sector focus on mid-sized firms in SF Bay Area - Recruit & Train for Private Sector build-up - Third major challenge - GSA assigns two years of work in one day.

Execute on GSA assignment crunch - diversify and expand in the public sector - Fourth major challenge - Win National Department of Veterans Affairs contract as 'Prime Contractor' - Negotiate favorable multi-year regional contract with Studley, Inc., to provide services to GSA in Western USA.  Named #45 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times.  Carpenter/Robbins in 4 states.

Fifth major challenge - Increase Private Sector Tenant Representation focus.   C/R in 5 states.

Sixth major challenge - Stop representing all the landlords - Publish "Top of Market Alert," suggest short & moderate term holders Sell. Start moving Private Sector tenants to short term leases before market decline.  Named #18 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times. C/R in 7 states.

Repositioning private sector companies ahead of the real estate crash. Develop "Rent Estimating Tool™" for GSA.  Named #24 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times.  Recipient of SIOR-National Largest Office Transaction of the Year (Dollar Volume) award and SIOR-Northern California Chapter Largest Office Lease award. C/R in 9 states.

Conduct National Relocation study for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Seventh major challenge - Develop Carpenter/Robbins real estate consulting and due diligence practice.  Named #15 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times. C/R in 12 states.

Eighth major challenge - Win new multi-year National Contract for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Expand GSA contracts to include eight western states including Alaska & Hawaii. Execute major multi-year representation sub-contracts with CBRE Commercial Real Estate and Studley, Inc., for services in the western United States. Winner of San Francisco Business Times' Office Deal of the Year award. Recipient of SIOR-Northern California Chapter Largest Office Lease award. C/R providing services in 18 states.

Ninth major challenge - Carpenter/Robbins becomes a government-focused Real Estate Company.  C/R providing services in 20 states across U.S.

Tenth major challenge - Government business slows to a trickle due to national scandal. C/R increases private sector HQ relocation services. Named #38 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times. C/R in 21 states.

Carpenter/Robbins develops new approach to service delivery for GSA and crosses the 7,500,000 square foot mark of successfully negotiated Federal leases. Named #44 of Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times.  Recipient of SIOR-Northern California Chapter Largest Office Lease award.

Carpenter/Robbins names Alyce Rados President and Principal. In response to the extended Federal real estate turndown, C/R launches an effort to serve Cities and Counties in California and VA VISNs nationwide and wins a competition to represent VISN 16 in the Southeast.  C/R providing services in 25 states across U.S.

Three competitive National Prime Federal, five year contracts awarded to C/R.  C/R expands its prime contractor status for GSA in 18 Western States, and renews its position as National prime contractor for VA for two different National Brokerage Contracts.  C/R also a subcontractor for GSA in 13 southern states.   C/R providing services in 34 states across the U.S.

Carpenter/Robbins continues to build Cities and Counties real estate consulting and representation work within California.  By end of first quarter, C/R executing multiple assignments for a variety of entities under this program.

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