Welcome to the Champions Chapter of SoCal BNI!

The Champions Chapter of SoCal BNI was founded in April of 2004 and has grown to 32 members! We meet at the Meridian Club in Fullerton, California on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 AM. We would love for you to visit our chapter and consider joining our very diverse and successful group of professionals. For further information, please contact the President, Allen C. Buchanan at 714.564.7104 or email me at abuchanan@lee-associates.com

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Commercial Real Estate Power Team

Aric Gless, Chuck Tipton and I have formed a Commercial Real Estate Power Team (CREPT) and we conducted our first meeting on Friday October 8 at JT Schmid's in Anaheim.
The topics discussed were: meeting frequency, additional members that could benefit, referrals and introductions that we could make to each other and marketing ideas.

Meeting Frequency:

We decided to meet every other week for breakfast or lunch. Our next meeting will be held at Mimis Restaurant at 17th and the 55 Freeway at 7:00 AM on the October 20th.

Additional Members and Visitors:

As a commercial general contractor is a pivotal position for our practices and in the top ten "most wanted" list for the Champions SoCal BNI chapter, we are on red alert to locate the right general contractor that can receive our referrals and participate in our power team. Aric has extensive contacts in the area and has invited Kirk Christensen of Suncoast Builders to visit our nest PT meeting. We also discussed inviting Raymond Handling Solutions. Raymond provides warehouse racking, conveyor systems, and forklifts to industrial building owners and occupants.

Referrals and Introductions:

Introduced to the group were Thierry Montoya of Adorno Yoss who is an environmental attorney, Dave Hibbard who trains companies and individuals on prospecting, Scott Jones who is the BDO for White Nelson, and Ryan Swanson who is selling a building in Corona to a company that will need commercial building financing. We spoke about our roles as "creators" and how each of us can engage numerous members of the chapter through our business generation.

Marketing Ideas:

1. Distributing the "new listings" that I receive weekly in anticipation of architectural needs and providing the introductions.

2. Distributing the new "purchase requirements" that I receive weekly in anticipation of financing needs and providing the introductions.

3. Sending Chuck's young guys to a prospecting class to enable them to "prospect" for requirements in the market.

4. Having each member of the PT send me a paragraph on an industry "hot topic" for the week to be incorporated into my Location Advice blog.

5. Refining each of our 30 second commercials to make them more impactful...Chuck will ask for attorney introductions and Aric will "go green"!

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