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 transitioned to the construction industry while working for Gerald D. Hines Interests, in Houston, Texas where he was contributed to 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 time 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 supported clients and 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.
Mr. Farris has been an active instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate for the past fifteen years and 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 of the IREM Industry Standards Advisory Board while facilitating in the development of IREM’s Best Practices Manual for Real Estate Management Services. He is the past President of the Phoenix University Club and a founding member of ReCom Global, LLC, an REO management company that assists the banking community with it dispositions of REO portfolios. Mr. Farris is currently 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 affiliated 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 inception. 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. Ms. Schreiner oversees an accounting real estate portfolio consisting of more than 150 properties. Her experience includes office, retail, apartments, and industrial construction and development accounting.
Chris A. Say
Director of Construction, Commercial Builders Associates, LLC.
Mr. Say started in the construction industry 20 years ago beginning his career in a millwork shop where he learned the value of craftmanship and attention to detail. His leadership skills led to becoming the shop manager and eventually starting-up and running a millwork division for a large General Contractor. One of the shops he managed built and finished custom cabinets for multi-million dollar homes. He has been responsible for execution of the interior designers and clients vision of their custom cabinets with project ranges up to $750,000. Mr. Say has been running projects with Commercial Builders Associates since 2014. During this time he has been responsible for estimating, contracting, project management, invoicing, closeouts and cost analysis. He has successfully completed over $10 million worth of projects. His ability to handle several projects, in all different phases of construction, set him apart. He oversees the operations in the field and coordinates daily with up to 5 superintendents. His responsibility also covers staff in the office to ensure that all projects are operating smoothly.
Mr. Say has developed numerous lasting relationships over the years. These relationships with owners, architects, engineers and subcontractors have helped the business grow. The relationships he has established are the thing he takes the most pride in. He understands that a successful project is important but the most rewarding aspect of his job is when a client returns with additional projects. Satisfied clients have led to several referrals and more opportunities.