Preston Smith (Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank)

2455 Bennett Valley Road

Suite C200

Santa Rosa , CA 95404

Preston Smith is a Senior Vice President with Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank focusing on investment sales and leasing.

Get to know Preston Smith

Preston brings thirty years of extensive real estate experience in the North Bay real estate community.  He specializes in representing owners and investors in the sale of commercial real estate and leasing industrial, R&D, warehousing and office buildings.  Preston's major impact on the development of the Airport Business Park has been as both a real estate broker and the Director of Marketing with the Airport Business Center.  Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan along with leasing and sales of the 426-acre business park he advised on the design, planning and development of over 950,000 square feetof commercial, industrial and office buildings.  He also consulted and developed management systems for the retained properties and owners associations. 

At Juvinall & Nieman, a commercial real estate brokerage company, Preston (owner/partner) opened and built the Marin County office; responsible for office administration, hiring staff, enlisting and training agents.  He also participated in many successful sales and leasing transactions.  Prior to the company's sale to Grubb & Ellis in 1985, this dynamic company had two offices serving Marin and Sonoma counties, 26 agents, and the major market share of the North Bay commercial business.

The foundation of Preston's achievement is his understanding of the North Bay real estate market and commercial development, a commitment to the client and their real estate needs, and his community and family involvement in a wide variety of hobbies and organizations.

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Co-Chair of the American Hear Association Sonoma County Golf Classic - 2002 Chairman of American Resort Development Association - Resale Committee Secretary of the American Breakfast Club and President in 1996 & 1997 Chairman of Windsor Economic Advisory Committe - 1993 & 1994 President of The Rotary Club of Windsor - 1990-1991; Area Representative - District 5130 Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce - 1990 & 1991 President of the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, Inc. - 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California - Finance Major with a Minor in Real Estate Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California
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