*The Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) is a non-profit, professional association that promotes & supports the commercial real estate community thru educational & networking opportunities
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – January 7, 2019 – Brad Umansky of Progressive Real Estate Partners was inducted into the ACRE SoCal Hall of Fame this past December. The prestigious honor was presented to Umansky during the annual ACRE holiday party. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the commercial real estate industry and the organization.
Umansky, a 25+ year industry veteran, is the President of Progressive Real Estate Partners, a boutique retail brokerage firm that specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties in SoCal’s Inland Empire. The firm has completed more than 1,000 transactions in over 35 cities throughout the region since its founding in 2008.
Umansky got his start in the commercial real estate (CRE) business in 1992 after graduating from the Wharton School of Business. Prior to opening Progressive, he had a very successful career with the Ontario offices of Grubb & Ellis, Lee & Associates and Sperry Van Ness. During that time he became one of the leading retail brokers in SoCal closing over 700 lease and investment sales transactions. To date, he has been involved in over $1B of lease and sale activity.
In addition to leading the firm, Umansky sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Retail Brokers Network, a nationwide group of over 55 independent brokerage firms. In addition, he is active with several industry organizations including ACRE and ICSC and has moderated and participated in numerous educational panels. He has also penned a number of articles, is frequently quoted in both local and industry trade media and has published a book “Value Added – Successful Strategies for Listing and Selling Investment Real Estate”.
According to Umansky, “I’m very proud to be inducted into the ACRE Hall of Fame and it’s truly an honor to be in the company of so many other distinguished commercial real estate professionals. I enjoy this business and helping clients achieve their commercial real estate goals. I’ve worked hard to build the Progressive Real Estate Partners brand based on providing the highest level of service and being a trusted partner to our clients.”
He added, “I’m a huge fan of ACRE SoCal and appreciate their support of the CRE business. I’m very grateful to their Board for selecting me for this honor.” The Hall of Fame program was launched in 2001 and Umansky joins an elite group of past honorees including Sandy Sigal, Bernie Labowitz, Sandy Yavitz, David Herrera, Rex Hime, Pat Barber, Greg Fisher, Joan Frei, Andy Natker, J. Scott Fawcett and others.
About Progressive Real Estate Partners
Progressive Real Estate Partners (PREP) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Founded in 2008, the firm specializes in the leasing and sale of retail properties in Southern California’s Inland Empire market. The office is also the exclusive Inland Empire representative of the Retail Brokers Network (RBN). Since the firm’s inception Progressive has completed over 1,000 lease and sales transactions in over 35 cities throughout the region. Progressive uses the latest marketing and brokerage techniques to help retailers and property owners achieve their real estate goals. PREP is led by Brad Umansky, founder and president.