Rob Adams brings thorough analysis, creative problem-solving, and persistence to every transaction. His 18-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
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
ClearPathGPS relocation of tech company’s HQ to a larger office in downtown Santa Barbara
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing multiple leases representing this non-profit as the landlord
Rethink Development retail leasing for the “Marc” building, a new 89 unit apartment
Rabobank, N.A. multiple lease transactions representing the bank as the landlord
29 E Cabrillo Blvd seller representation of the former El Torito restaurant building that was complicated by on-going litigation
614 Olive St off-market Santa Barbara industrial sale representing the original owner
309 W Quinto St represented 1031 exchange investor in a competitive multiple-offer situation for this medical office building
116 N Nopal St off-market acquisition of an industrial M-1 zoned Santa Barbara property.
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
6597 Trigo Rd 10-unit Isla Vista apartment in which the client completed a 1031 exchange