Corporate Overview

ACI – Decades of Proven Success


ACI is the most successful income property brokerage firm in the county. Since 1982, we have specialized in apartment and investment property transactions, and maintained a solid performance despite changing economic cycles. With an average of more than 140 closed escrows per year, ACI has closed more San Diego County income property escrows than any other firm in the county – that’s more properties than the number two and number three firms combined.

We represent buyers and sellers of investment real estate, and specialize in Conventional Apartment Transactions, Condo Conversions, Tenant-In-Common (TIC), and Triple Net (NNN) transactions. Our focus is on building wealth for our clients, so we use the latest technology available to communicate, and continually stay one step ahead of where the real estate market is going.

Whether you’re new to apartment investing or an experienced investor looking to upgrade your portfolio, ACI is the right choice to achieve your long-term investment goals.

Customized Services

People invest for different reasons. At ACI, we ask questions, listen, and then develop an innovative plan designed around your investment goals and objectives. Whether your transaction is 12 units or 12 million dollars, our expertise will get you the results you need.

ACI has served many different clients, which include individuals and institutions, first time buyers, individuals trading-up, banks, and other corporate entities. With detail and speed, we provide computer-generated analysis, projections, market data, and research. Ultimately, our clients get prompt and professional results, which allow them to make intelligent and informed decisions.

Unique Marketing System

If you want to achieve the highest possible price for a property, we believe you have to establish an aggressive marketing campaign and fully cooperate with other brokers in the community. This core belief has made ACI the leader in investment property transactions over the years.

With ACI, professionals, not politics, decide your marketing plan. Instead of having to request funds from management or wait for approval from a marketing department, when you hire ACI, we instantly jump into action to market your property.

ACI is the only firm that offers income property sellers Same Day Market Exposure™, our trademarked process that provides the quickest and broadest exposure for your multi-family property.

Experienced and Dedicated Professionals

As a broker-owned firm, we combine the experience, strength, and technology of a large brokerage with the speed, flexibility, and individual attention of a small firm. ACI has over 20 full-time professionals dedicated solely to representing buyers and sellers of investment property. In addition to our experienced brokers, we provide the support team needed to coordinate escrows, survey rents, investigate expenses, and handle the myriad of tasks necessary to receive a positive return on your investment.

Our experience and dedication set us apart. We pass our expertise and intimate knowledge of the San Diego apartment market to you. ACI team leaders average 20 years of success in buying, selling, and exchanging apartment properties in areas ranging from Pacific Beach to East County, the Mexican border to Camp Pendleton, and everything in between. Our senior partners are all successful apartment investors. They have collected rents, upgraded properties to maximize value and revenue streams, and personally experienced every aspect of apartment investing. Their collective experience and wisdom reduce your risk because they are involved in every client’s apartment transaction, guaranteed.

We’re committed to you. Just listen to our clients, and let them tell you about our excellent service and total dedication. Gregory D. Genders told us, “It is always a pleasure working with each and all of you, whether it be on the listing or selling side of the transaction. Your knowledgeable, professional, and reputable approach to each situation has both facilitated and expedited every property sale in which you’ve been associated. Thank you for all you assistance. I hope we have the opportunity to close a few more in the future.”

Find out how serious we are about rendering superior results to you.

Credentials and Recognitions

When you choose a broker, why not choose the best? ACI professionals include:

  • Past President of the San Diego Board of Realtors
  • Past President of the Apartment Association
  • Former Treasurer of the State Apartment Association
  • Former Director of Apartment Association, Locally and on State Level
  • Instructor For UCSD, National University, California Association of Realtors, Apartment Association and National CCIM Faculty – CCIM of the Year
  • Winner of the San Diego County Investment Transaction of the Year
  • Members and Instructors for Ethics, Agency, and Professional Standards Committees for Realtors and Commercial / Investment Realtors
  • Apartment Owners, Managers, Developers, and Syndicates

Our team holds a variety of national designations for professional excellence in brokerage, tax deferred exchanges, and investment expertise. Among those designations are:

  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative
  • Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM)
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • National Counsel of Exchangers

Benefits of Selecting ACI

“The Apartment Specialists”

  • ACI has represented the buyers and sellers of more apartment communities in San Diego County than any other brokerage firm.
  • ACI fully cooperates with other real estate brokers to help ensure the client is getting the absolute highest price for their property.
  • Our experienced professional real estate team has access to the latest market trends and information to assist our clients in making intelligent decisions.
  • Every transaction is reviewed and approved by a principal, or senior partner, of ACI.
  • We are committed to providing excellent service and doing everything within our power to ensure that the sale of your property goes as smoothly as possible.
  • ACI has an unparalleled history of success in representing clients, negotiating the best terms, and bringing the transaction to a successful conclusion.
  • Our aggressive marketing techniques include media, Internet, and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) advertising, mailers, preparation and distribution of an attractive marketing package, and maximum exposure to the brokerage community.
  • ACI has been at the vanguard of an ever-changing San Diego real estate market for over twenty-five years and has a history of outstanding performance.
  • We produce superior results in the least possible time.
  • The entire staff at ACI is committed to each and every transaction and client.