Dean Chesnut

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Title: Principal
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Member since: Oct 22, 2011
Equus Associates

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Santa Clara, CA
Phone Numbers:
(408) 505-7717
(408) 505-7717

My Markets

United States
Metro Areas:
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA

Concentration Areas

Acquisitions, Auction, Build-to-Suit, Consultant, Development, Distressed property work outs, Investment Sales, Landlord Representation, Leasing, Marketing, Non-Performing Loans, Note Purchase, Real Estate Investor, Receivership, REO, REO Acquisition, REO/Short Sales, Site Selection, Sublease, Syndication, Tenancy in Common (TIC), Tenant Representation
Property Types:
Office Condominium, Multi Tenant Office, Single Tenant Office, Other Office, Truck Stops, Airports, Distribution Center, Industrial, Service Center, Energy Plant, Data Center, Nursery/Greenhouse, Factory, Warehouse, Self Storage, Other Industrial, Commercial Land Development, Padsites, Residential Land Development, Other Land, Hotel, Motel
Years of Experience:

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My Pitch

Silicon Valley Commercial Real Estate Broker with 27 years of experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate market including sales, leasing, investing, development, project management, debt, equity, architecture, landscape architecture, and general contracting. Specialties Selling Industrial Real Estate to Companies ranging in size; 5,000 sq.ft. to 100,000 sq.ft. OwnerEdit Equus Associates Real Estate industry January 1990 – Present (21 years 10 months) Santa Clara Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing - Product Type: Office, Research and Development, Industrial, Warehouse, LAND. Managing an office of 8 seasoned brokers with experience from 20 to 30 years. Ask for recommendations PresidentEdit General Development, Inc. Real Estate industry January 2004 – January 2006 (2 years 1 month) General Development, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA - President Developed real estate projects by selecting sites, raising debt and equity, completing the acquisition, and providing overall project management. Mapes Canyon - Plumas County, CA Project Manager for performing due diligence and land acquisition for a 2600 acre Golf Course Community Complex. Project tasks included putting together and leading a team of consultants to complete a master plan along with market, site, and financial analyses. 292 & 256 Gilbraltar Drive - Sunnyvale, CA Managed the conversion of a 36K square foot office building in Moffett Park into condominiums. Project tasks involved analyzing the Moffett Park Specific Plan and organizing a team of specialists to challenge the Specific Plan. The Sunnyvale City Council deemed General Development Inc.'s presentation as one of the best prepared, presented, and argued cases in the history of Sunnyvale. $3M Master Residence - Los Gatos Hills, CA Principal in charge for the design, entitlement, and construction of a 2.5 acre, 8K square foot custom tri-level estate. Project features included a 20-30% grade, 35 foot vaulted entry ceilings, 110 bedrock piers, 90 foot project face height. 5191 Lafayette Street - Santa Clara, CA $1.5M industrial building purchased from Comerica as a non-performing asset. It was a former "wet" processing PC board manufacturing site. Raised debt and reposition money, dealt with environmental issues, negotiated with the City of Santa Clara for permits, completed a "conditional use" permit for non-conforming use, and upgraded structural integrity. With the assistance of architectural, landscape architectural, and structural design firms a complete rehab of the building was performed including a new roof, HVAC, parking, yard, landscaping, restrooms, and flooring. Ask for recommendations Education + Add a school San Jose State University Edit Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies 1981 – 1984 You can add activities and societies you participated in at this school. No recommendations for this education Request Recommendations Recommendations + Ask for a recommendation Unassigned Edit “Dean knows the Bay Area commercial real estate market better than anybody I know. He knows all the people in the industry and has a realistic pulse on the local factors. He helped me buy my first office building and worked closely with me to develop a plan and to implement it. The result was that the building has been over 90% leased throughout the entire recession. He continues to help me with leasing the spaces that turn over. Dean cares for his clients and stays with you. He puts his emphasis on the clients needs. Some say this in their marketing pitch but Dean delivers it.” June 27, 2011 1st Rich Miletic, was Dean's client This recommendation requires an assignment “Dean is a high level thinker and problem solver. He relishes unique real estate situations that require truly creative, out of the box solutions. Dean excels at generating these solutions and in seeing them through to implementation. He has been very successful at what to him is a very natural approach to bringing successful closure to his clients.” June 27, 2011 1st Dennis Rose, CEO, Av

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