Gregory A. Fisher, President of Present Value Properties, Inc., a full service retail real estate brokerage and consulting firm headquartered in Tustin, Calif., announced today that Ryan Gast has joined Present Value Properties as Associate Broker. He will be responsible for managing and sourcing new retailer and landlord representation assignments. Present Value Properties exclusively represents a variety of chain retailers throughout Southern California including Gold Max, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Southern Pizza Hut, and Payless ShoeSource. The firm currently has 650,000 square feet of retail space listed throughout Southern California
Gast previously served as a a Leasing Specialist for Red Mountain Group in Santa Ana, Calif., a prominent developer/owner in California and Arizona, where he was responsible for the procurement of new tenants for the company’s portfolio of properties in Southern California. Gast also worked as an independent contractor and assisted with leasing efforts and special projects for his family’s business, Gast Retail Company, headquartered in Santa Ana, which is headed by his father Tom Gast, a former supermarket real estate executive and current principal of the firm. His work history also includes seven years with Kemper Sports in food service and event catering where he capitalized on networking opportunities and contacts through local businesses and rotary groups. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a graduate of California State University at Fullerton where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. He also holds a California real estate salesperson license.
"Ryan Gast is organized, diligent, and personable," said Fisher. "More importantly, Ryan has a 'go getter' attitude and has eagerly accepted every challenge we have given him. Additionally, he has an instinct for real estate that comes from being a second generation real estate professional. I know he will be a tremendous asset to our company as well as our clients."
“Both my father and step-mother have known Greg Fisher, Bernie Labowitz and Sharon Courtway for years," said Gast,"I am excited for this opportunity to advance my real estate career and use my real estate skills to help Present Value Properties grow."
Present Value Properties recently added Britt Nelson, a retail real estate veteran and the former President of NewCity Development, LLC and a consultant to the architectural and engineering, retail, municipal and development segments of the industry, as Vice President. Nelson has nearly 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and corporate sales and marketing and will be involved in building Present Value Properties into a multi-state real estate brokerage and consultancy.
About Present Value Properties, Inc.
Founded in 1998 by Gregory A. Fisher, Present Value Properties, Inc. (pvpinc.com) is a full service real estate firm providing retailer and landlord representation, development and entitlement services, and consulting services. Headquartered in Tustin, Calif., Present Value Properties exclusively represents a variety of chain retailers throughout Southern California including Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Southern Pizza Hut, Gold Max, and Payless ShoeSource. Currently, Present Value Properties has 650,000 square feet of retail space listed throughout Southern California.