Industrial Services

Randy Atkin Joins CBC Advisors

Randy Atkin Joins CBC Advisors

Salt Lake City, Utah (July 21, 2015) – The Salt Lake City office of CBC Advisors today announced that commercial real estate professional Randy Atkin, CCIM, has joined the firm as Vice President of the CBC Advisors Industrial Division. Randy has been actively involved in the Utah commercial real estate industry since 1984 and is one of Salt Lake City’s most well-known and respected commercial brokers.

“Randy’s resume speaks for itself,” said Kevin Long, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Broker, CBC Advisors. “He is an amazing talent. His professionalism, market knowledge, and tested expertise will immediately raise the prowess and power of the industrial services platform CBC Advisors provides.”

Atkin primarily specializes in industrial, flex space, and technology properties. He has extensive experience in owner and tenant representation, investment analysis, lease renewal consultation, cost analysis, property acquisition, land development, and real estate financing.

“CBC Advisors is number one in market share within both the retail and office sectors,” said Long. “The addition of Randy now further advances our market share within the industrial sector.”

Over the past several years, he has assisted in sale and lease transactions of several major properties including Price Realty, Souvall Properties, First Industrial, Freeport West, and Prologis Properties. He has also worked with such clients as AIG, American Express, AT&T, Burlington Northern, Del Monte, Delta Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Verizon, Armada Skis, and GE Capital.

Atkin joins CBC Advisors from Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. Randy was previously a founding partner of GVA Business Properties Group, an industrial specialist at Wallace Associates, and the commercial property director of Perry Realty.

He holds the highly regarded designation of CCIM, is a past President of the Utah CCIM Chapter, has served on their Board of Directors, and was the 2000 CCIM Member of the Year. He has served as the Vice President, Region II of the CCIM Institute, is a past President and member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, and is a past Commodore of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club.

“Few commercial real estate professionals reach the advanced service level which Randy is capable of providing his clients,” said Lew Cramer, CEO and President, CBC Advisors. “Even more amazing, however, is the fact that he has consistently done it for over three decades.”

Coldwell’s Industrial Services SVP Jarrod Hunt On The ‘Real Problem Brewing’ With Today’s Youth

Coldwell's Industrial Services SVP Jarrod Hunt On The 'Real Problem Brewing' With Today's Youth

Jarrod Hunt, senior vice president of Industrial Services, recently returned from Forbes’ first Reinventing America Summit in Chicago. The Summit hosted more than 300 innovators, business leaders, growth-focused policy makers and academics who are helping usher in the next industrial revolution.

As a participant, Hunt was interviewed by Forbes for insights into how he sees economic conditions in the countryÐand his view on the future. From his cautious optimism about the continued growth and investment in technology to his belief that water holds the most promise in the coming decades, Hunt’s views are a solid voice to a much bigger conversation on the growth of the nation’s industrial core.

Hunt’s full interview with Forbes is below:

On March 26-28, Forbes will host its first Reinventing America Summit in Chicago, Illinois, a congress of more than 300 innovators, business leaders, growth-focused policy makers and academics who are helping usher in the next industrial revolution.

Leading up to the event, we’ve asked a few of our speakers to give us some quick insights into how they see economic conditions in the country and their view on the future.

As senior vice president of Industrial Services at Coldwell Banker Commercial, Jarrod Hunt advises clients on their acquisition or disposition of industrial real estate assets, while working closely with developers in site selection and design for new construction. He also serves on the board of the local chapter of the American Red Cross and is a Charter Organization Representative with the Boys Scouts of America.

Hunt, along with speakers Bill Ford, Sam Zell, Harold Hamm, and a host of others, will be participants at the Reinventing America Summit.

On a scale of 1-5, how optimistic are you that the American economy has really turned a corner?
I would put the economy at a 3.5 right now.

What’s your outlook for your industry/community for the next couple years? What makes you most excited?
I am optimistic with some level of caution about the continued growth and investment in technology. I’m pessimistic about goverment overreach and the high cost of regulatory compliance are the first that come to mind followed by a declining work ethic within our nation. I see so many young adults that really have no aspirations to accomplish something great with their lives. I think we have a real problem brewing with our youth today and the things that are important to them. We can’t continue to build a nation that our forefathers envisioned on a generation of people selling hamburgers to each other.

What overlooked trends do you see that hold promise for the overall economy and productivity? What, on the other hand, is being over-hyped?
I think life sciences is an area that should receive much more attention that it does. We have the opportunity to really make a difference for mankind and the quality of life with greater focus on nutrition, preventive health care, microbiology and how to interface that technology with computing power. Social media is over-hyped. It has received more attention than it deserves. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etcÉ really don’t improve peoples lives, it likely hurts it in most cases.

If you were starting your career over right now what area of the economy/industry would you focus on? What holds the most promise for the coming decades?
Water. Water is the key to everything. We need to really discuss as a nation what we are doing with our water resources and if they are being used for the best purposes. Energy independence, high value manufacturing, life sciences.

If you could say one thing to President Obama right now about how best to foster growth in your industry or community, what would it be?
We need a total overhaul of the federal governments structure and mission. There are so many layers upon layers of regulations that have driven the exciting growth out of our economy, its very discouraging for entrepreneurs to even start a business. The tax code alone has been tweaked so many times with so many special interests being accommodated that it has required considerable effort and cost by the majority to just interpret and comply the regulations. Its terrible. The government’s role is not to allow for, in some cases encourage, and then remediate poor personal choice and accountability. Our country was built on a notion that personal freedoms are most sacred, which comes at a cost of personal sacrifice and consequences of choice.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Expands Southern Utah Commercial Real Estate Service

Coldwell Banker Commercial Expands Southern Utah Commercial Real Estate Service

Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) announced today that it has opened a Southern Utah office in St. George, Utah. Southern Utah commercial real estate veteran Ray Rosenthal joined the firm in St. George as Vice President Industrial Properties and will help expand CBC’s southern Utah footprint.

With new offices in the heart of St. George, CBC will provide professional real estate services in retail, office, industrial, land and asset services (property & facility management).

Several notable projects have already been listed including Fort Pierce Industrial Park (Southern Utah’s largest industrial park), Sunset Corners retail center on Bluff Street and Pineview Plaza.

“We see long-term growth and opportunities in Southern Utah”, said Utah CBC Region COO Randy Owen. “Our talented group of professionals have represented significant retail tenants in St. George the past several years. It’s now time to expand our Southern Utah commercial real estate service and help with the economic growth in the region”.

Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Hires Industrial & Land Specialist Eric Larsen to Expand Utah County Footprint

Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Hires Industrial & Land Specialist Eric Larsen to Expand Utah County Footprint

The Salt Lake Office of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT (CBC) today announced that commercial real estate broker and industrial / land specialist Eric Larsen has joined the firm. As a strategic Utah County partner with Coldwell Banker Commercial’s (CBC) Brandon Fugal, Eric will join the Industrial Division of CBC for Utah County and South Salt Lake County. He will be involved in expanding the firm’s Utah County footprint across various commercial real estate sectors.

Formerly with Cushman & Wakefield Ð Commerce Real Estate Solutions, Larsen started his commercial real estate career in 2004 with NAI Utah. His background in land acquisitions derives from his involvement with family-owned excavation and development businesses. While working in these businesses, Larsen gained expert knowledge of land improvement needs and costs along with a deep understanding of the land entitlement process.

“Eric’s extensive industrial and land experience is a valuable and targeted fit for our growing Utah County office,” said CBC NRT Utah Chief Operating Officer Randy Owen. “We are excited to leverage his knowledgebase and professional relationships. Eric’s energy, ambition and attention to customer satisfaction are a perfect addition to our strategy of enhancing the level of advisory and transaction services in Utah County.”

Doug & Troy Scheel Join Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT

Salt Lake Office today announced that Doug Scheel and Troy Scheel have rejoined the brokerage as Vice President and Senior Associate, respectively. Formerly with CBRE, the Scheel team specialized in land, industrial and investment property.

Doug is a 20-year veteran in the commercial real estate industry who received Top Producer and Circle of Distinction Awards from CBC NRT in prior years. He also received the Outstanding Sales Achievement Award with CBRE in 2009, holds a broker’s license in both Utah and Idaho, and is an active member of NAIOP.

Troy began his career at CBC NRT in 2003 and is a solid commercial agent in the market. He won Rookie of the Year Award in 2009 from CBRE, and is an active member of both NAIOP and CCIM.

“It’s great to have Doug and Troy back,” said CBC Utah Chief Operating Officer Randy Owen. “They have a truly dynamic partnership that we believe will greatly benefit our business model as we continue to expand with our clients across Utah and the western region.”

Coldwell Banker Commercial Facilitates eReplacement Parts’ 115,000 Square Foot Warehouse Expansion

Coldwell Banker Commercial Facilitates eReplacement Parts' 115,000 Square Foot Warehouse Expansion

Coldwell Banker Commercial today announced its involvement in helping facilitate Sandy-based client eReplacement Parts, an online, national distributor of tools and machine parts and accessories, move into its new 115,000 square foot distribution center located at 7036 South, 185 West in Midvale, Utah.

In 2009, eReplacement Parts purchased a 15,000 square foot office / warehouse building in Sandy to expand its distribution capabilities. After just two and a half years, eReplacement parts owner Mike Anderson notified Coldwell Banker that it would need to dramatically expand their distribution center.

“I called Randy Ross at Coldwell Banker Commercial who understood the capacity this new warehouse would need to handle,” said Mike Anderson, owner of eReplacement Parts. “The new distribution center has given us the ability to ship thousands of parts orders daily and compete with household brands such as Black and Decker. It’s been a great move for us.”

“It’s a pleasure to be a part of such a great business growth story especially given today’s economic climate,” said Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Vice President of Industrial Randy Ross. “I was pleased to be able to work with Mike and NAIWest, the building’s representative, to find the perfect location.” offers over 300,000 individual machine and tool parts, with more than 3.2 million separate applications for those parts, including parts and accessories for lawn and garden equipment and small engines. For more information, go to