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Meet CJ Stos II of Stos Partners in Encinitas

Today we’d like to introduce you to CJ Stos II.

A seasoned and strategic real estate investor and operator, CJ has been integral in the acquisition, entitlement, development and disposition of more than $1 billion in commercial real estate throughout his career.

CJ launched his career with CB Richard Ellis where he brokered more than 350 lease and sale transactions, was recognized as one of the top office brokers in the firm’s Anaheim, California office and was elected as the youngest member of the firm’s Orange County Advisory Board.

Later, he served as a Vice President with Master Development Corporation, a regional development company in JV partnership with GE Pension, where his responsibilities included everything from acquisitions to development and management of the firm’s assets in the San Diego region.

In this role, CJ gained large-scale development experience as he oversaw the ground-up development of approximately 450,000 square feet of commercial assets. Following this, he began a successful entrepreneurial path founding several companies.

Has it been a smooth road?
As a new company in 2009-2010, we found it challenging to raise capital because investors lost most of their investments when the economy took a turn. There were many properties to purchase but investors were more conservative and cautious. Once we started to buy buildings and our investors were making money, everything was great.

Now, almost ten years later, we have a tremendous amount of capital and not enough buildings to purchase because real estate is overpriced. At one point we had too many buildings and not enough capital and now there is an immense amount of capital and not enough real estate. We continue to be successful because we take the time and do our due diligence and to find the right investment for our company and investors.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Stos Partners – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Stos Partners is a privately held commercial real estate investment and management firm that acquires, owns, operates and develops opportunistic commercial properties with a focus on value-add industrial and office investments.

Led by a Principal with a track record of being the most active buyer of commercial real estate between 2009 – 2015 in San Diego, the firm partners with high net worth private capital and institutional investors to identify and invest in assets that are poised for strong future growth.

The firm specializes in creating value through a hands-on operator approach that includes active leasing, property management and construction management. Its strengths are repositioning assets to creative/functional/modern space, as well as strategic redevelopment and ground-up development.

Headquartered in San Diego with an office in Orange County, Stos Partners delivers deep local expertise and longstanding relationships that translate to a unique ability to source deals quickly and profitably.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We love working and living in Encinitas. Our office matches the Encinitas vibe of professional but laid-back entrepreneurs. We work hard but enjoy the beautiful beach community and surf or do pilates on our lunch breaks. You cannot beat working at the beach.

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Half Full Photography, Joey Bertocchini

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