Lee B. Farris CPM®, CCIM®, CMCA®
Managing Member, Commercial Builders Associates, LLC.
ROC # 268993
Mr. Farris attended the University of Houston receiving a B.B.A. in Finance in 1974. He was awarded his CPM® (Certified Property Manager) designation from the Institute of Real Estate in 1979, his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2004, his CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations) designation in 2006 and is a licensed real estate broker in Arizona (License No. 191080908-00) and Texas (License No. 298702).
Mr. Farris, being involved in the leasing and property management field for over 35 years, became involved in the construction industry while working for Gerald D. Hines Interests, in Houston, Texas where he was involved in the growth of Hines from a local Houston company to an international company. He assisted in the design, construction and development of over 2.5 million square feet of office space during his involvement with Hines. He opened the Grubb & Ellis Property Services office in Houston, Texas where he assisted in the design and was tenant improvement construction coordinator for over 3 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space.
He has served as an independent commercial real estate broker, as well as, Vice President of Leasing for a Houston developer. While in that capacity he assisted his clients and the developer with the design and construction of over 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space.
Mr. Farris has developed and consulted in the development of numerous projects over the last 40 years, either as the developer or a consultant.
Mr. Farris, formed Commercial Builders Associates, Inc. in 2010 and has grown the company into a successful tenant improvement and general contractor construction company. The company has developed installed tenant improvements and constructed properties throughout Arizona.
In addition, Mr. Farris has been an instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate for the past fifteen years, he was the 2007 President for the local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), a past member of the IREM National Membership and Credentialing Committee and the IREM Industry Standards Advisory Board, and assisted in the development of IREM’s Best Practices Manual for Real Estate Management Services. He is the past President of the Phoenix University Club. He is also a founding member of ReCom Global, LLC, an REO management company that assists the banking community with it dispositions of REO portfolios, and is President/Designate Broker of Farrmont Realty Group, Inc. AMO®, a commercial leasing, brokerage and property management company.
Cherie D. Schreiner
Vice President, Accounting Commercial Builders Associates, LLC.
Ms. Schreiner has been involved with construction accounting since 1988. She has served as an Accounting Supervisor for many well known local property management companies and has been Vice President of Accounting for Commercial Builders from the beginning. She has a superior knowledge of nearly every nationally known software package on the market. She has worked with Skyline, MRI, CenterSoft, Yardi and many other software packages. She has been responsible for all accounting functions, which includes new construction, development, tenant improvements and renovations of new and existing properties. She has been responsible for real estate portfolios consisting of more than 150 properties. Her experience includes office, retail, apartments, and industrial construction and development accounting.
Jason L. Patton
Project Coordinator, Commercial Builders Associates, LLC.
Mr. Patton has been in the commercial construction industry since 2005. He has a great amount of experience working hands on, in the field, as well as behind the scenes, as a management member. He started his career in Seattle Washington as a Metal Stud Framer, with the Pacific Northwest Regional Counsel of Carpenters, where he successfully completed an apprenticeship program and performed his skills on many high rise buildings in Downtown Seattle. Jason has also had experience as a business owner within the industry, where he gained a great amount of his management skills. His experience includes residential construction, commercial new build, commercial tenant improvement and industrial construction projects.