Meet Our Team

SVN | Insight is a team of client-centered commercial real estate advisors based in Southern California’s Inland Empire. We find creating maximum value for the client starts with identifying their primary goals and the interests underlying them. Our advisors then assess the client’s long-term posture, predict challenges that may arise, and develop dynamic strategies that seek to meet or exceed expectations. As no two clients’ objectives are identical, neither is our approach. Through a culture of integrity, hard work and determination, these principles guide the way we interact with our clients, colleagues and community.

Brett Larson, JD, CCIM

Managing Director

Contact:
brett.larson@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 701
DRE# 01947115

Biography
Brett Larson is the Managing Director at SVN | Insight. In additional to his oversight responsibilities, Brett specializes in the acquisition and disposition of medical office and land holdings throughout the Inland Empire with an emphasis on new development. Brett also provides tenant representation services to physicians and medical groups and leasing services to owners of healthcare real estate.

Brett began his real estate career in 2004 in the mortgage loan servicing industry with Chase Home Finance. In 2007, Brett went on to pursue his law degree and, after graduating, advanced his knowledge of real estate law, contracts, secured transactions, negotiation, and landlord-tenant relationships while under the employ of several federal judges, both trial and appellate. Thereafter, Brett transitioned into commercial real estate brokerage joining Coldwell Banker Commercial SC’s Healthcare Real Estate Services Group where he was consistently recognized as a top producer. In 2018, Brett and his partners came together to form SVN | Insight.

Having resided in the Temecula Valley since 1990, Brett has strong ties to the community and is familiar with the history and development of the Inland Empire. He is committed to providing his clients with reliable, well-researched market analysis and advice. He believes strongly in professional responsibility and has great respect for the trust his clients place in him as their fiduciary.

Brett currently resides in Murrieta with his wife and two children.

Primary Specialties
Medical Office
Land
Development
Investments

Education
University of California – Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis
Juris Doctorate (2010)

Memberships & Associations
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)
Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR)

Janet Kramer, JD, CRRP

Managing Partner

Contact:
janetk@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 702
DRE# 01351570

Biography
Janet F. Kramer is a Managing Partner at SVN | Insight. Since 2002, she has focused on retail development, sales and leasing in Southwest Riverside County. She is an attorney and broker with proven success in assembling and leading teams to achieve project goals. Janet has extensive management, administrative and teaching experience and an affinity for community involvement. With a committed understanding of current market dynamics and area trends, Janet an excellent track record in new client attraction and retention. To date, Janet has garnered over $1.21B in consideration for her clients with over 3.5M square feet leased or sold.

After graduating from college, Janet spent nearly 20 years in youth sports, sports marketing and fundraising. As a volleyball player, coach, club director and ultimately Director of Special Projects for USA/SCVA Volleyball, Janet learned invaluable lessons that helped advance her professional skill set. Janet’s proven success in assembling and leading teams to achieve project goals is a key component to her achievements in commercial brokerage.

Janet moved to Temecula in 1998 and began her real estate career in 2002. At CDM Group, a boutique firm, she was an integral part of the retail development of several projects in south Temecula. This development experience led to strong landlord and tenant relationships as well has an in depth understanding of the entitlement and permitting processes. Janet continued her career at Grubb & Ellis|WestMar, Voit Real Estate Services and Coldwell Banker Commercial, always focusing on retail in a niche market, before helping start SVN|Insight in 2018.

Primary Specialties
Retail-Landlord Representation
Retail-Tenant Representation
Retail-Development
Retail-Sales

Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Juris Doctorate (1996)
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (1988)

Memberships & Associations
CoStar Power Broker: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Coldwell Banker Commercial Bronze Circle of Distinction, 2016
ICSC Certified Retail Executive designation (CRX), 2013
ICSC Senior Certified Leasing Specialist designation (SCLS), 2011

Steve Castellanos

Retail Specialist

Contact:
stevec@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 703
DRE# 01922901

Biography
Steve joins SVN | Insight as a retail specialist with a focus on landlord and tenant representation, investor acquisitions/dispositions, as well as retail development throughout Southern California.

Prior to beginning his real estate career, Steve spent 13 years honing his skillset in sales as the owner of a distribution company. During this time, Steve worked closely with clients to develop “out-of-the-box” strategies that had a direct impact on their revenue growth. He continues to take a similar approach when advising his current clients.

As a Regional Business Development Manager of Global Client Solutions responsible for the western region of the United States, Steve is member of a specialized division of Coldwell Banker Commercial that provides Strategic Planning, Transaction Management and Lease Administration services, all of which focus on cultivating and nourishing relationships with corporate clients through a streamlined system consisting of a single point of contact.

By leveraging his experience and taking the time to listen and learn about each client and their objectives, Steve has a proven track record consisting of an extraordinary work ethic that leads to frequent deal closings, with over 140 transactions valued in excess of $40M in total consideration over the last 4 years.

Associations/Honors/Awards:
Active member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
Candidate for the CCIM designation
Coldwell Banker Commercial “Rookie of the Year” Award, 2013
Coldwell Banker Commercial “Listing Leader” Award, 2014
Coldwell Banker Commercial “CoStar Power Broker” Award, 2015
Coldwell Banker Commercial “Bronze Circle of Distinction” Award, 2015

Eugene Hill

Healthcare Specialist

Contact:
eugene.hill@svn.com
DRE# 01361763

Biography
Eugene Hill is a healthcare real estate specialist with over 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Eugene leads the Healthcare Real Estate Division at SVN | Insight and works extensively with physicians, medical groups, and hospitals throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County.

Prior to joining SVN | Insight, Eugene was a founding partner at both Coldwell Banker Commercial SC and Medical Realty Professionals. He also served as the Inland Empire Regional Director for Medical Realty Advisors where he jumpstarted the company’s presence in the region.

Eugene is a retired U.S. Navy veteran with over 22 years of dedicated service to the country. In 1992, he earned the title of Naval Air Systems Command West Coast Sailor of the Year. Eugene completed his Naval career in 2001 as Chief of Naval Operations, Search and Rescue Model Manager.

Eugene currently resides in Menifee with his wife Paula and enjoys cycling, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Primary Specialties
Medical Office – Leasing and Sales

Education
Southern Illinois University
B.S. Workforce Education and Training (1999)

Robert H.S. Kirkpatrick

Robert H.S. Kirkpatrick

Senior Advisor and Director of Business Development

Contact:
bob.kirkpatrick@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 705
DRE# 00575633

Biography
Robert H.S. Kirkpatrick is a Senior Advisor and the Director of Business Development at SVN | Insight. Robert brings nearly 50 years of real estate expertise with experience in nearly every facet of the industry, including development, brokerage, property management, syndication, lending, and escrow. He served as the President and CEO of Catalyst Homes, Co-Founder and President of Benchmark Escrow, the Director of Community National Bank, and the Vice Chairman of Fallbrook National Bank. Kirkpatrick also spent six years at the Grubb & Ellis Company and was the company’s first sales manager in the Inland Empire where he built the division into one of the top five in the country. Locally, Kirkpatrick is most widely known as the former President and CEO of the Rancon Companies overseeing all the company’s real estate divisions, including development, brokerage, escrow, and property management. Kirkpatrick was also a founding member and President of the Inland Empire chapter of NAIOP.

Primary Specialties
Land
Development
Investments

Education
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts – Communications

Joel Bordes

Advisor

Contact:
joel.bordes@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 706
DRE# 01836111

Biography
Biography
Joel Bordes joins SVN Insight as a Senior Advisor with a focus on Investment Sales. With more than 15 years in the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Bordes has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development, acquisition and disposition, leasing, and property management across asset classes. Most recently, Mr. Bordes served as Chief Financial Officer for Truax Development, and Chief Operating Officer for several other companies, managing substantial commercial and multifamily portfolios. In these roles, Mr. Bordes has advised on the acquisition, development, financing, and management of over three million square feet of commercial properties, and over 1,000 multifamily units in Southern California.

Mr. Bordes has also been able to serve his clients as a financial consultant, including many commercial developers and property owners throughout the United States and internationally. Leveraging his extensive financial background, Mr. Bordes regularly advises on debt and equity (re)structuring, feasibility analysis, financial projections and presentations for a wide array of projects. Additionally, Mr. Bordes also serves as Executive Vice President of Finance for FRB Capital, an integrated financial intermediary and advisory firm specializing in structuring balance sheet debt and equity capital for domestic and cross border commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Bordes is a French native and holds a California real estate brokers license. He resides in Murrieta with his wife and two children.

Primary Specialties
Investment Sales
Capital Markets

Education
University of Bordeaux – France
MBA of Finance
University of Pau – France
Bachelor of Science in Economics

Steve Manos

Advisor

Contact:
steve.manos@svn.com
951.600.8634 ext. 704
DRE# 01239974

Biography
Steve Manos is an Advisor at SVN | Insight. His area of specialty is assisting buyers and sellers of industrial buildings and undeveloped land throughout the Inland Empire. His background makes him especially proficient in the government entitlement process. Steve is also pleased to lend his expertise to place tenants in leases.

Steve Manos has a broad depth of experience in various areas of real estate. His real estate career began in 1995 when he went to work for a small mortgage brokerage as a loan processor while he attended UCLA to study Business Economics. In 1996, Steve left college prior to earning a degree to join Pro-One Investments where he became a top producer and manager. In 2000 he acquired his broker’s license and struck off on his own to create a real estate services firm that eventually grew to provide sales, leasing, property management, escrow, and lending services – Manos Real Estate, CalTrust Mortgage, and Alyssa Escrow. Steve acquired an ERA Real Estate franchise from 2003 to 2008. In 2017 Coldwell Banker NRT made an acquisition agreement that merged Steve’s firm with one of their local branches. After the acquisition Steve began to focus exclusively on commercial real estate services and made the decision to join SVN | Insight in 2020.

Steve was raised in the Temecula Valley and has called the area home since 1987. Since 2012 he has served as Mayor and Councilman in the City of Lake Elsinore. Steve is an active participant with local non-profits and charities. He sits on numerous public agencies and is actively driving the public policy of the region. He possesses a unique perspective and valuable understanding of real estates development in the Inland Empire.

Primary Specialties
Industrial
Land
Tenant Representation
Development

Government Service
Lake Elsinore City Council, Councilman 2012 to present, Mayor 2015 & 2019 Southern California Association of Governments, Director 2016 to present
League of California Cities, Director 2013 to present
Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission, Commissioner 2015 to present (former Chair) Riverside Transit Authority (RTA), Former Authority Member 2019
Riverside County Habitat Conservation Authority, Authority Member 2012-2018, 2020- present Southwest Riverside County Energy Authority, Chair 2018 to present

Memberships & Associations
National Association of Realtors (NAR), Former Director in 2011
California Association of Realtors (CAR), Former Director 2009 to 2012
Inland Valleys Association of Realtors (IVAR), Director 2009 to 2011, President in 2012

Acknowledgments
2016 Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
2015 Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Under 40
2014 Trulia Top Producer Award