George Pino is extremely well qualified in the sale of commercial real estate having been involved in real estate for the past 27 years. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Mr. Pino joined Kennedy-Wilson, Inc., at the time, the largest Real Estate Auction Company in the United States, as well as one of the larger Commercial Real Estate Management Companies. During his tenure from 1987-1993 at Kennedy-Wilson Mr. Pino rose to become the manager of the Closing Department. His responsibilities included working as a liaison with developers and sellers while tracking the closings of the auction sales.
Additionally he oversaw the opening of offices in New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Chicago and Pleasanton California. His expertise has been developed over the past 18 years. During that time he has been personally responsible for the sale of and/or directly involved in the marketing of over 5,900 assets, including nearly 300 commercial properties, resulting in closed transactions totaling over $542,000,000 throughout the United States.
In 1993, Mr. Pino joined Mr. Joe Killinger at The Sands Group, the Real Estate Auction division for Fred Sands Realtors and continued working at that company until 2002. During his time there he was responsible for targeting potential auction marketing opportunities, and conducting feasibility studies of the properties. His responsibilities included: Hiring and training of new sales agents; initial contact of potential clients; market analysis of property; presale due-diligence work; selection of subcontractors and vendors; oversight of Title contractor; oversight of Escrow contractor; management of auction staff, including on-site agents, telemarketing agents, and support staff, and oversight of closing staff. In 1995, in addition to The Sands Group, Mr. Pino, along with Mr. Killinger started O.P.M. Investments, LLC, a real estate holding company and Outside Property Management company.
In 2002, Mr. Pino started Learning Links Centers, LLC, a new type of Socially Responsible Real Estate Investment Company, geared toward investing in low to moderate income neighborhoods of larger metropolitan areas of the United States and highlighting educational opportunities for their residents. Their first acquisition was a 29 unit building located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Village, an area known for its high density and high crime rate. To date, Learning Links Centers has acquired 7 buildings, for a total of 467 units, with a market value of over $10,000,000.
Concurrently with starting Learning Links Centers George Pino was recruited by, and joined, DBL Realtors to start their commercial division. After the acquisition of DBL by Sotheby's International Realty, Mr. Pino noticed a need for a boutique commercial company that had its Client’s Best Interests in mind. Realizing this need he started Commercial Broker’s International, a full service commercial brokerage, along with Joseph Killinger.
Mr. Pino graduated from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.