Office: (619) 725-3680
Direct: (619) 990-4436
Title: Senior Associate
In Business Since: 2010
Education: M.A. from San Diego State University.
Background: Arby joined ACI after working as an assistant to a prominent real estate investor in La Jolla for four years. In that role, he helped increase the size of the portfolio from 200 to 300 units in a matter of a year. Under the guidance of a “top 100 business person” in San Diego, Arby has represented some of San Diego’s most successful investors. He continues to increase sales volume by 50% every year and is able to give every client, whether big or small, the personal attention they need in order to achieve their ultimate goal. The relationships frequently don’t end after the transaction. Arby stays in close contact with most of his former clients to ensure a smooth transition and continues to be available for any questions.
Philosophy: Having closely studied economic recoveries, it is apparent that this recovery and market is unlike any seen before, and that provides an extremely unique opportunity for savvy investors who are led by an intelligent investment advisor. Factors that play into the national and local landscape include: Tight inventory, increasing construction costs, and strict lending standards and regulations. Interest rates that continue to be historically low. Property ownership that is very low and millennials are moving out of their parents’ homes. Those factors coupled with record number of months with positive job gains has helped shape the housing shortage crisis that we are in today in the US, but even more so in San Diego County because San Diego has outpaced national trends in economic growth. Key sectors here include higher education, biotech, military and defense, and tourism. In addition, we have barriers to building in San Diego that include geographic, the ocean to the west, mountains to east, an international border to the south and a large military base to the north, it’s very difficult to see how the pace of rent increases and property appreciation can be stopped, or even slowed down in the near future.
Arby handled our transaction with professionalism and patience. His negotiating skills enabled us to get the maximum price.