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Elite Partners, powered by RE/MAX Gold Launches Commercial Division

Suisun Valley, California & Northern California. – (BUSINESS WIRE)—Elite Partners. Powered by RE/MAX Gold (“Elite Partners”) announced today that they have launched their Commercial Division, expanding their operating footprint and range of services across the State of California. The Carmen Gray Team, recently highlighted as one of RE/MAX’s top four small commercial teams nationally, is focused exclusively on Commercial Real Estate, Vineyard Estates/Wineries, Luxury Properties and includes Business Sales.

Elite Partners has grown steadily from its re-inception in 2018 and has already assembled a core team of 21 agents performing $129 Million of transactions annually. When the Founding Partners, Don McDonald, and Donovan Schemke, decided to branch out and form the Elite Partners team under the brokerage umbrella of RE/MAX Gold, they had the vision to create a central marketing capability that truly empowered agents to stand out from the crowd and to provide their clients with the best possible representation and marketing, covering the entire spectrum of real estate.

“There are a lot of demands put on an individual agent or team. You need to be able to provide them with a sense of partnership along with the mutual understanding that every transaction is different. We work together to fulfill the Client engagement, even when that means we must pull in another expert agent from the pool of our partners. The goal is to complete each transaction for our clients efficiently and effectively. Every Client knows that they are our top priority.” said Don McDonald, Founding Partner of Elite Partners (Residential).

“We are excited to have Carmen Gray and Peter Gray as the Managing Partners for Elite Partners’ Commercial Division. This will allow Elite Partners to provide the same high-end marketing expertise for the Commercial Real Estate sector as we have already become known for in the Residential Real Estate sector. Commercial transactions are a lot more complex than your average residential deal. Carmen and Peter are frequently dealing with engagements and transactions that are private and confidential in nature, especially when there is an operating business involved, all while being committed to achieving marketing and negotiating success on behalf of the Client. Clients appreciate how Carmen and Peter understand the delicate balance that is involved.” said Donovan Schemke, Managing Partner of Elite Partners (Residential).


About the Carmen Gray Team

“The landscape of Real Estate is changing rapidly, and you need a multi-dimensional approach to help meet the needs of each client. The complexity involved behind the scenes in some of our Client transactions requires a team approach and we pride ourselves on collaborating with relevant experts in all fields to help hit our Clients’ goals. Integrity is imperative, trust and transparency are key.” said Carmen Gray, Managing Partner of Elite Partners (Commercial).

Carmen’s diverse background includes a history of business, corporate sales, team management, Luxury income real estate, and a degree in intercultural communications. This has enhanced her ability to think outside of the box and focus on maximizing the return on investment for her Real Estate Clients. She is also well known for her collaborative working style both within and between dynamic business organizations, teams, vendors, and Clients.

Peter Gray has been a business growth professional and fractional Chief Operating Officer to Clients for over 17 years, helping his clients to grow their businesses and eventually to turn them into independently viable assets, that can operate without them if necessary. This ensures that the business can fetch the maximum valuation possible when it comes time for the Owner to exit …even if that “exit” is merely a transfer of ownership to the next generation of the family or to key employees/management.

“Many real estate and business transactions can be emotional, yes even in the commercial world. It can be an emotional ordeal, especially when Clients have spent a large part of their life building up their investment portfolio or business. It makes me happy when I can help them walk through the process that they are facing, whatever the stage of the ownership lifecycle it is that they are currently in. Whether it is helping the team with commercial real property or helping Clients with a business exit, performing a Comparable Market Analysis (prior to a formal valuation by a specialist 3rd party professional) or helping to find a fractional business executive to step in and achieve accelerated business growth before exit, I am here to help. One question I like to ask is: ‘if you were to step away from your business right now, would it be able to survive and thrive without you?’ The answer always tells me a lot upfront.” said Peter Gray, Managing Partner for Elite Partners (Commercial)

About Elite Partners

The diverse and high performing team at Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each transaction they conduct. The Elite Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in transactions over the last 13 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX.

Dynamic leadership and creative marketing at its best.

Contact Elite Partners, Powered by RE/MAX Gold

Residential Services 707-580-3499

Commercial Services 707-410-5399 Broker

DRE LIC# 01215931

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