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John R. Robbins


Carpenter / Robbins Commercial Real Estate

2000 Crow Canyon Rd., Ste. 130, San Ramon, CA 94583-1347

San Francisco / East Bay
Office Specialist
Member Since
SIOR Northern California Chapter
Areas of Practice
Tenant Representation, Brokerage Management, Corporate Services, Sale/Leasing, Consulting
, Prior to founding Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc., Mr. Robbins was Director and Branch Manager of Cushman & Wakefield (Silicon Valley), Vice President and Regional Manager of Norris, Beggs & Simpson (San Francisco), Vice President and Operating Partner at Lincoln Property Company, Development Manager for Town Center East, and Senior Sales Consultant and Sales Manager at CB Richard Ellis Denver/San Francisco.

Mr. Robbins has personally leased or sold millions of square feet of commercial properties in multiple states, especially in California and Colorado. He has supervised property management, mortgage banking, appraisal groups, and leasing teams in commercial real estate as well as direct negotiations of several million square feet of leasing and sales for individuals, corporations and government. He has also developed over two million square feet of office and industrial properties, multiple custom homes, and several hundred acres of land.

Mr. Robbins holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Management from San Jose State University. Mr. Robbins is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), a Fellow at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and has been an instructor in real estate at the University of Denver and Golden Gate University.

Founder Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Carpenter/Robbins specializes in providing commercial real estate services to government and business clients throughout the United States. Areas of emphasis include strategic and real estate consulting, transactional brokerage, build-to-suit development and Federal process management.

The firm holds eight federal contracts and a GSA FABS schedule. We hold long term contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the General Services Administration, and work with dozens of agencies including FBI, Secret Service, Internal Revenue and Social Security. We have negotiated hundreds of special lease and acquisition requirements, completed dozens of problem solving consulting assignments, and performed post award services.

Our unique skills and experience create an effective conduit between the public and private sectors. We understand both worlds and find ways to make government and business needs come together to accomplish public sector goals in a variety of business climates.

Building on an already vast network of companies and individuals, Carpenter/Robbins today has a national network that gives the firm the ability to conduct business in any state with “best in class” personnel from our hand-picked local system, which augments our experienced professionals.
  • Chapter President 2014
  • Chapter Top Office Lease 2010,2013
  • SIOR National 2008 Largest Office Transaction
Bill Kiefer, SIOR
NAI Capital / Ventura County
Ventura County/Oxnard, CA
John Robbins, SIOR, FRICS
Carpenter / Robbins Commercial Real Estate
San Ramon, CA
Office Lease
23,744 Sq. Ft.
June 24, 2013 Camarillo, CA

Bill represented Equity Office

John represented US Gov't. - Department of Interior

John Buckel, SIOR, LEED AP
Capital Partners Development Company
Davis, CA
John Robbins, SIOR, FRICS
Carpenter / Robbins Commercial Real Estate
San Ramon, CA
Industrial Lease
October 24, 2011 Eureka, CA

SPB - Brokerage Management
  • Role :
  • Begin Date : 1/1/2006
  • End Date : 1/1/2020
Member Recruitment Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2014
  • End Date : 9/30/2016
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