Rob Adams brings thorough analysis, creative problem-solving, and persistence to every transaction. His 20-year background as a commercial broker, residential builder, and CCIM has equipped him with expertise and vision to excel in all facets of commercial and investment real estate representation.
Adams began his commercial real estate career working directly with principal Scott Glenn in Santa Barbara, where he gained valuable experience in the local market. Rob then pursued his entrepreneurial dream in 2004, launching a residential building company in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Experiencing both the robust economy and the downturn that followed pushed Rob to refine his ever-growing skillset and embrace outside-the-box thinking.
Adams returned to his passion of commercial real estate in Santa Barbara in 2015, bringing his skills, values, and drive – plus extensive relationships throughout Southern California – to serve each client.
2018 – Present: Broker Associate, Hayes Commercial Group
2015 – 2018: Associate, Lee & Associates Central Coast, Santa Barbara
2004 – 2015: Co-owner, Adams & Adams Development, Tucson, Arizona
2001 – 2004: Associate, Radius Group Commercial, Santa Barbara
Notable Clients & Transactions
Advanced Scientific Concepts represented tenant relocation to Goleta in 12,000 SF with custom buildout including Class 10,000 cleanroom
America’s Tire off-market purchase of a vacant parcel in Goleta that was fully entitled
AVIS/Budget Car Rental sale of a corner property in the Funk Zone at a record price/SF
Calient Technologies, Inc. represented tenant relocation in Goleta with custom buildout including office and lab space
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing multiple leases representing this non-profit as the landlord
29 E Cabrillo Blvd seller representation of the former El Torito restaurant building that was complicated by on-going litigation
116 N Nopal St off-market acquisition of an industrial M-1 zoned Santa Barbara property
200 N La Cumbre Rd represented the Santa Barbara Housing Authority in purchasing this site for future development
309 W Quinto St represented 1031 exchange investor in a competitive multiple-offer situation for this medical office building
614 Olive St off-market Santa Barbara industrial sale representing the original owner
1205 Coast Village Rd landlord representation in the lease of Montecito bank location
2560 Lillie Ave landlord representation of a mixed-use building in Summerland
6503 Pardall Rd represented buyer of 7-unit student housing asset in Isla Vista