Terra Realty Advisors, Inc. Fairfield, CA
Founder & President 2008 – Present
Premier Commercial Inc., Fairfield, CA
Founding Principal 1995 – 2009
Solano Development, Inc. Fairfield, CA
Director of Real Estate Development 1991 – 1995
Wiseman Sheldon, Fairfield, CA
Founding Principal 1985 – 1990
August Financial Corp., Long Beach, CA
VP Real Estate Acquisitions 1981 – 1985
Consolidated Capital Companies, Emeryville, CA
VP Real Estate Acquisitions/Sales 1980 – 1981
Crown Realty Gallery of Homes, Napa, CA
Real Estate Broker 1977 – 1980
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA: MBA 1982 – 1985
Pacific Union College St. Helena, CA: BA Studies 1970 – 1974
IRWA Chapter 2 San Francisco
CASH – California Coalition for Adequate School Housing
CASBO – California Association of School Business Officials
Chamber of Commerce – Fairfield-Suisun
Solano Economic Development Corporation, Executive Board of Directors
California Real Estate Broker, 1977
California School District Consulting: Land & Building Acquisitions & Negotiations, Dispositions, Property Exchanges & Negotiations, Title Review (forensics), Due Diligence Coordination, Building Lease Negotiations, Ground Lease Negotiations, Development & Entitlement Processing for all or portions of school sites including mixed-use projects, self-storage, memory care, office and residential developments. Extensive Knowledge of the California Education Code. Private and Charter School Consulting. 1999 – Present.
California City, County & Special Agency Consulting: Land & Building Acquisition, Disposition & Development, Construction Oversight, Title Investigation, Due Diligence Coordination. 1996 – Present.
Billboard Consulting, Public Agencies: Extensive Experience with Digital Sign Site Identification, Sign Ordinance Updates, Development Agreement and Lease Negotiations. Extensive Knowledge of the California Outdoor Advertising Act Business & Professions Code. Entitlement Coordination with the State of California. 1996 – Present.
Eminent Domain: Expert Witness and Real Property Due Diligence Coordinator for Caltrans, LA Metro, Hi-Speed Rail, School Districts, Cities and other Public Agencies. Forensic Title Review. Assistance with Appraisal Matters. 2009 – Present.
Private Sector Consulting: Real Property Acquisition, Disposition, Negotiations. Development, Entitlements, Tenant Negotiations, Construction Oversight. Due Diligence Coordination. Lender & Appraiser Coordination. Title Review and Escrow Coordination. 1980 – Present.
Geographic Areas: San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Valley, Yolo County, Sacramento Area, Central Valley, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Bernardino, Orange County.
TERRA REALTY ADVISORS, INC. Fairfield, CA
Vice President 2022 – Present
CITY OF VALLEJO, Vallejo, CA
Senior Planner/Acting Planning Manager 2002-2021
CITY OF OAKLAND, Oakland, CA
Urban Economic Analyst 2002 – 2002
KUKULICA, INC. Livermore, CA
Zoning Project Manager 2000 – 2002
CITY OF OAKLAND, Oakland, CA
Assistant/Associate City Planner 1990 – 2000
KORVE ENGINEERING, Oakland, CA
Assistant Transportation Planner 1989 – 1990
California State University, Pomona CA: B.S. Urban and Regional Planning 1985 – 1988
City College of San Francisco: A.A., Architecture 1980 – 1983
Private Developer Consulting: Strategic zoning and development analysis for a multi-family residential development project in Vallejo and a winery expansion in Solano County. 2022 – Present
Public Sector Consulting (Partial): City of Bell, City of El Monte, City of Pico Rivera, Solano County Water Agency, Cambrian School District (SD), Cupertino Union SD. 2015 – Present.
Zoning Project Management: Managed a comprehensive update to the Vallejo Municipal Zoning Code to reflect current state law and development trends. 2019 – 2021
Development Project Manager: Managed and processed land development permits verifying information to ensure compliance with local and state standards for residential, industrial, and commercial development projects; conducted project related environmental review analyses consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act. 2002 – 2021
Director of Due Diligence and Research
Angelica Jimenez is the Director of Research & Due Diligence. She joined the Terra team in August 2022. Angelica started in the real estate industry in 2017 as an assistant coordinator with a real estate brokerage firm to gain experience, earned her degree in business at Solano Community College in 2020, and passed her California real estate license exam in November 2021. She also has accounting experience. Angelica is passionate about all things real estate related and brings her skills and knowledge to Terra Realty Advisors, Inc. to assist their public and private sector clients.
Kendra Bailey is our Administrative Assistant; the first person you will meet when walking into or calling our office. She has a background in administrative assistance and customer service.
CBO – Chief Barking Officer
Elsie was brought into the world January 2019. She joined Terra Realty Advisors in March of 2020 and refuses to take a day off! Elsie “greets” every visitor with lots of barks followed by lots of licks and belly scratches. She is our office mascot, security guard, chief barking officer, and a joy for all of us in the office.
Michelle Aas joined Terra Realty Advisors, Inc. in 2017. She has over 20 years of accounting experience working with many different types of companies including: construction, manufacturing, service, and non-profit organizations. Michelle is responsible for all accounting functions including: billing clients, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and project financial tracking. Michelle works diligently to process work efficiently and effectively. Her prior experience helps support the team at Terra Realty Advisors.
Dr. Barry Schimmel
Senior Project Manager
Dr. Barry Schimmel is a certified construction manager with more than 20 years experience in school construction and administration. His accomplishments include purchasing and selling district property valued over $75 million dollars, writing and developing facility master plans for five California school districts, as well as managing and implementing the construction of seven new schools. Dr. Schimmel is extremely knowledgeable about state requirements, being a leader in obtaining state funds for both modernization and new school construction, working to pass over $800 million in district bond funding.
Dr. Schimmel is a member of the Eastside Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee and Region Ambassador for the Association of California School Administrators. Currently, he serves as a member of Common Wealth Credit Union
Senior Project Manager
Katy Schardt has over 25 years experience in real estate development and project management. She has the background and experience to represent our client’s economic interests, by thoroughly understanding their needs and carefully coordinating the efforts of all project professionals including architects, engineers, lenders and other consultants. Katy oversees all aspects of development to ensure it is entitled, constructed and delivered to meet the client’s expectation. Her philosophy of complete project management oversight and ability to effectively lead the team are evidenced by her many past successful results.
Katy is active in her local community and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Previously, she was the President of Live Oak Waldorf Board of Trustees and an advisor for iStreet Solutions.