Joe Smith has over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate. For the last 25 years, he has focused on sales and leasing along the U.S./Mexico border, extending into mainland Mexico. He has successfully represented both owners and users in completing millions of square feet of leases and sales.
In addition, over the span of his career, he has represented both buyers and sellers in a wide range of investment transactions, including industrial projects, shopping centers, residential development sites, and hotels, as well as acquisition of equity for both development and investment.
For the past 20 years, he has represented a multi-national 3PL in site selection and negotiations throughout U.S. and Mexico. In so doing, he has gained on-site knowledge of most major distribution markets throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
He spent the first 13 years of his career in the Downtown San Diego office of CBRE. Mr. Smith then moved to The Burnham Company, which was subsequently acquired by Cushman & Wakefield. He returned to CBRE in January of 2011.
Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has exhibited the ability to successfully complete complex transactions in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment.
Our team focuses on the Northern Baja and South County San Diego markets commonly known as the “CaliBaja” region. We are dedicated to ensuring smooth and efficient operation of cross-border business as well as localized success in both markets.
We perceive this area as a unified region, and so does the prominent multinational and Fortune 500 manufacturing and distribution community. It’s important to understand that the world extends beyond borders, and we actively operate on both sides.
We have sold over 1000 acres of industrial land to users and developers, participated in the sale of 45 Buildings totaling in excess of 7.0M SF and since 2020 have leased over 3.0M SF.
This experience translates to an unparalleled depth of knowledge of the Northern Baja/San Diego Super Region and what it takes to succeed in the realm of real estate in this area.