Strategic Realty Advisors, Inc.

  Consultants to Commercial Tenants on Relocation, Renewal and Occupancy Issues


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Paul Remson
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Paul D. Remson, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Mr. Remson has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1987 and has experience in leasing, sales, asset management and corporate relocation. He represents commercial tenants and prospective purchasers of buildings on issues involving:

  • tenant representation, including relocation, lease renewal, and lease restructuring;
  • negotiation strategy and lease negotiation;
  • coordination of legal, accounting and insurance reviews;
  • coordination of design and construction for tenant improvements;
  • sublease/assignment/recapture representation;
  • purchase/sale representation; lease/purchase assessment;
  • evaluation and control of rent escalation and operating expense passthroughs.

Mr. Remson has been a member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) #5196, since 1993. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 7,500 professionals across North America who hold the CCIM designation.

Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial investment practitioners, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate the essential CCIM skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. Following the course work, candidates must submit a compilation of closed transactions and/or consultations showing a depth of experience in the commercial investment field. After fulfilling these requirements, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to earn the CCIM designation.

Only six percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. The CCIM membership network mirrors the increasingly changing nature of the industry and includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys and bankers Through this business network and through enhanced communication with the CCIM electronic network, CCIMs successfully complete approximately 156,000 transactions annually, representing more than $400 billion. CCIMs are in more marketplaces in North America - 12 CCIM regions representing 1,000 cities - than all major real estate companies combined. Regions and chapters provide designees and candidates the opportunities to promote business and educational goals through local and regional forums and meetings.

Conferred by the CCIM Institute, the CCIM designation was established in 1969.

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
School of Business Administration, 1977

Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM),
# 5196, November 1993

Professional Experience
1994 - Present
Senior Vice President
Strategic Realty Advisors, Inc. - Washington, DC

  • Specializing in Tenant Representation in DC Metropolitan Area as well as corporate relocations in Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA, Richmond VA, Charlotte NC, and Atlanta GA.
  • Clients include Axel Johnson, Inc., Adecco, CTX Corporation, The Holleman Companies, Gambro Healthcare, Brightline Media, LLC, and Henninger Media Services, Inc.

1992 - 1994 Associate Vice President, Commercial Brokerage Division
Polinger Shannon & Luchs Company - Washington, DC

  • Tenant and Landlord Representation in DC Metropolitan Area
  • Actively involved in new marketing policies of company.
  • Transactions included BET, Inc., Violence Policy Center, Gulf Air and HMS, Inc.

1987 - 1992 Sales and Leasing Representative
The Michael Companies, Inc. - Lanham, MD

  • Represented both tenants and landlords in office, industrial and retail properties.
  • Listing responsibilities included: broker and tenant presentations, establishing and implementing marketing plans, preparing proposals and negotiating lease terms.
  • Involved in the sale of industrial, retail and apartment projects along with residential land.
  • Transactions included Duron, Federal Armored Express, Martin Marietta, Prince Georges County Board of Realtors, Texcom, Ticketron, Validity Corporation and Winchester Homes.

1977 - 1987 President and Owner
PDR Enterprises, Inc. - Washington, DC

  • Responsible for all aspects of contracting and real estate management firm.
  • Established and maintained financial control system for entire company. Handled all accounts receivable, accounts payable and budget.
  • Dealt daily with clients regarding all facets of the business to establish strong customer relations. 65% of the business was client referrals.
  • Negotiated all contracts which varied from $1,000 to $50,000 per job.

Real Estate Broker - District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

Professional Organizations
Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM) (1993 - Present)
Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR) (1987 - Present)
Washington DC Board of Trade (Member 1992 - Present)
Chevy Chase Association of Business Professionals: President (2001 - 2002), Vice President (1999 - 2001)
Bethesda Business (Member 2002 - Present)