Over a Decade of Proven Commercial Real Estate Experience
Robin Santiago, CCIM
Vice President of Investment Sales @ The Kase Group
I currently serve as Vice President of Investment Sales at The Kase Group where my team and I advise clients on the acquisition and disposition of commercial investment properties. Our services include site selection, financial modeling & analysis, negotiations, and working with various stakeholders to bring every transaction to a successful close. Property types include office buildings, retail shopping centers, single-tenant net leased assets, industrial buildings, and land for future development. I have over a decade of industry experience, having held positions as Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of national brokerage Grubb & Ellis and most recently as a Vice President in the Silicon Valley office of Kidder Mathews. The first eight years of my career were spent on the leasing side, representing high tech companies located in the Bay Area with their office, R&D, and industrial space needs. Some of my notable leasing clients include FOX (News Corporation), Optoma Technology, Sun Valley Group, and Fidus Systems. I was also part of the exclusive landlord representation teams for 84 W. Santa Clara Street in San Jose and 995 Market Street in San Francisco's financial district.
My vast experience with negotiating leases provides me with a unique perspective when advising my investor clients on the various risk factors they are exposed to. These risks include items such as unfavorable clauses in the lease agreement such as termination rights, use restrictions, caps on property tax increases or opex pass-throughs, options on the property, unfavorable rent escalations, non-credit tenancy, or general declining market conditions. These risk factors, among many others, should be put into consideration when evaluating any commercial investment property and I take pride in being able to navigate my clients through this complex process to produce a successful outcome.
In 2013, I earned a Career Award for my performance as a top producer. In 2015 I earned the coveted CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), held by only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners globally. I am also a California licensed Real Estate Broker (#01754421).
I hold a bachelor's degree in Business and I am currently completing an MBA in Finance at Leavey School of Business @ Santa Clara University.
My wife and I live in San Jose and spend most of our free time with our three dogs. We enjoy traveling abroad (Japan and Italy are at the top of our list of favorite places visited) and we are also avid fans of the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco 49ers.