ROBERT J. SEARLES – Managing Director, Founding Partner
As founding partner of Citadel Property Group, Bob Searles is responsible for all acquisitions, dispositions and asset management activities. Mr. Searles is the Managing Director and approves all new investments for the firm.
Mr. Searles has 35 years experience in the real estate development and investment. Prior to forming Citadel Property Group in January 2012, Mr. Searles was the Managing Director at Steadfast Companies, over-seeing the Business Properties Group from 2004 to 2011. His responsibilities included all entitlement, acquisition and development of industrial and office product for the business platform throughout California, totaling 1.5 million square feet.
Prior to Steadfast Companies, Mr. Searles served as president of Searles Devcorp which developed, acquired and re-positioned over 5.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties throughout Southern California.
Mr. Searles graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Office (949) 407-7183 | Cell (949) 275-0474
JEROME D. NOURSE – Managing Director, Founding Partner
As founding partner of Citadel Property Group, Jerry Nourse is responsible for all acquisitions, dispositions and asset management activities. Mr. Nourse is the Managing Director and approves all new investments for the firm.
Mr. Nourse was previously with the CBRE Group, where his 30-year tenure began in industrial leasing and sales, and ended as a founding member of its Investment Sales | Institutional Group. Mr. Nourse's long record of service in Southern California commercial real estate brokerage leaves him with a broad array of key relationships in the brokerage and institutional investor communities.
During his lengthy tenure at CBRE, Mr. Nourse gained valuable experience in all aspects of real estate investment—from due diligence, development and entitlement of industrial real estate, to valuation, pricing, marketing, and contract negotiation in the sale of all types of institutional real estate.
Prior to beginning his real estate career, he held executive-level positions in component manufacturing and health care services.
Mr. Nourse graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BSEE degree, followed by a MBA degree from Harvard University.
Office (949) 407-7184 | Cell (949) 370-2080