Over 25 years

of Commercial Real Estate Experience 



CRE Consulting  (CRE) has built its reputation on integrity, hard work, the ability to respond quickly, and  has a history of positive performance.

CRE has achieved unparalleled results and consistent growth. Our staff has over 25 years of experience in every aspect of the real estate industry. 

CRE is a focused commercial real estate firm, and is active in the consulting, acquisition, and disposition of properties.. CRE has worked with REIT's, Investment Funds, Private Investors,  Lenders, Property Owners, Management Companies and other investors in real estate, assessing their needs in detail and providing proven solutions throughout the transaction life cycle.

CRE and its principals have developed, managed , sold and acquired more than $500 million dollars of commercial real estate across the United States. Privately held and entrepreneurial in spirit, the firm encounters none of the constraints of managerial bureaucracy. Our key people have experience and are actively involved in all aspects of the business.

CRE believes firmly in aggressive pursuit of the partner's and client’s needs. We work continually to interpret and act upon economic forces in the marketplace. And with every transaction, we stress creative problem-solving coupled with the application of sound real estate principles. As a result, we have achieved above market returns for our clients and our company owned properties time and time again. 



Consultant's Are YOUR Advocate, We Do What Is Best For You

We advise you and are part of your team. We are not working for a commission, we work for you!

You Only Pay for the Services you Need

You gain a great deal of flexibility in choosing only the services you need. This can save you significant money, This means lower transaction costs.

Thorough Evaluation of Your Situation

A real estate agent has one objective: to help their client buy or sell a property. However, a real estate consultant’s offers a unbiased expert opinion on whether or not a real estate investment is a sound financial decision.

A consultant will carefully review all the information pertinent to your situation, as well as your financial portfolio, and make a sound recommendation based on that information.

Clear Determination of Objectives

With your input, a real estate consultant should be able to help you determine your primary and secondary objectives. Unlike buying or selling, which has only one outcome, consulting is based on the assumption that every client  has their unique objectives. The consultant’s job is to determine the best approach to achieve your objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner.




Most executives today are being pulled in too many directions. CRE Consulting (“CRE”) will  help you focus on strategy, on growth—on the real estate acquisitions, funding and other opportunities that can drive your success.

 OVERCOMING ISSUES & OBSTACLES    With CRE Consulting's experience, we have the ability to anticipate problems and know how to solve them. Every real estate transaction has issues and obstacles, but getting thru those obstacles takes knowledge and expertise. Not knowing how to solve these issues or how to handle the obstacles could cost you a lot of money and time. 

  ADD VALUE AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS  CRE Consulting can help achieve success with acquiring a property, redevelop or reposition a property, developing ground up properties, conducting financial and property due diligence,  coordinating third parties such as property inspectors, architects and engineers, and working with cities, counties and other municipalities.

SAVE MONEY ON LEGAL FEES   We are not attorney's but we have completed hundred's of transactions and we can save you money in attorney fee's. CRE will review leases, purchase agreements, provide lease abstracts and other functions a real estate attorney might perform. You may still need to seek legal representation, however the fees should be substantially less than without using CRE Consulting.  


CRE Consulting will help you turn critical and complex real estate issues into opportunities for growth. From business owners and investors, REIT's to lenders and corporate groups, CRE offer’s the experience, know-how, and the strategic planning that helps lead to better decisions. Our range of services will enhance the value of our  business.   


Project History


Strip Center, Dayton (Suarcreek), OH – A 18,000sf Multi Tenant Retail Building in front of Target, Home Depot and across the street from Costco. 

Office Building, Woodburn, OR – Acquired the 22,000sf STNL property and 1 year later represented them on the disposition. 

Geist Station Shopping Center, Fox and Oaklandon Rd: Indianapolis, IN – 50,000sf Shopping Center anchored by Community Hospital and retail tenants. 

Shopping Center, Ft. Wayne, IN – Sale of a 12,000sf multi tenant retail building that included Mattress Firm and Sprint. 

Office Building, San Diego, CA – Purchase of a 32,000sf , $11,000,000 STNL Office building. 

Shopping Center, North Las Vegas, NV – Retail Center with 99 Cent Only Store, Michael’s, Cost Plus and shops shadow anchored by Home Depot and Pets Mart and across from Walmart Supercenter. 

Pleasant Grove Marketplace, Wal-Mart Shopping Center, Roseville, CA - Part of a 56-acre Wal-Mart / Sam’s Club Shopping Center. Tenants include Chick-Fil-A, a 20,000sf multi-tenant shopping center, Wendy’s, Corner Bakery, and FedEx Office. 

Costco Wholesale, Century Retail Plaza, Inglewood, CA - The project includes Wendy’s, Washington Mutual, Del Taco, Pollo Campero, Advance America, The Gas Company, and retail shops. Shadow anchored by Costco and across from Target. 

Spreckles Park Shopping Center, Home Depot / Target Power Center, Manteca (Sacramento), CA - Mixed-use project between Home Depot and Target in Manteca, CA. Tenants include Pier 1 Imports, Nextel, Payless Shoe Source, TJ Max, and Advance America. 

Montclair Entertainment Plaza, Montclair, CA - 11-acre shopping center in front of the Montclair Mall. Tenants include Bally’s Total Fitness, Acapulco’s Restaurant, Black Angus, Chili’s, and Red Lobster. 

Orange Tree Market Place, Redlands, CA - Retail center located across from Citrus Plaza in Redlands. Tenants include Marshal’s, JoAnn Fabric’s and Starbucks. Neighboring tenants include Target, Kohl’s, Sport Chalet, and Barnes & Noble.

Shopping Center, 4th & Milliken, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Across the street from Ontario Mills in Rancho Cucamonga. Tenants include Boston Pizza, Mi Tortilla, Fat Burger, and the FedEx Office. 

Ontario Mills Plaza, Ontario, CA - 25,000-sqaure-foot retail center on the west end of Ontario Mills regional mall in Ontario, CA. Tenants include Honey Baked Hams, AT&T, Wescom Credit Union, Casual Male, Philly’s Best, and Juice Stop. 

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Las Vegas, NV - 15-acre project at the corner of Eastern and Warm Springs in Las Vegas. The development includes Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, retail shops, restaurants, and pads. 

NEC Presque & Isle, Henderson, NV - 3.13 acres of commercial retail land in Henderson, Nevada near the 215 freeway. Red Robin and Dunn Edwards are the anchor tenants. 

Walgreens, Shopping Center, Fresno, CA - 12 acres of land across from Target Power Center. Sold 3 acres to an office developer and constructed a free standing Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walgreens and several retail buildings.

Tapo Canyon Plaza, Simi Valley, CA – Center includes Ventura County Credit Union, Pacific Dental, and Subway. 

I-10 & Dysart Home Depot Center, Avondale, AZ - Retail shopping center at the SEC of I-10 & Dysart with Home Depot and Sam’s Club as major co-tenants. The project will include a Long John Silver’s and A&W Root Beer restaurants. 

Peoria Crossing Power Center, Peoria, AZ - Target and Kohl’s anchored power center on the 101 loop. Tenants include Office Max, Justice, and Pure Fitness. 

Woodland Harvest Square, Home Depot/ Wal-Mart Center, Woodland, CA- The project consists of six buildings, including Burger King, AT&T, Americas Tire, Restaurants, and Mattress Outlet. 

Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - 35,000 square foot multi-tenant retail building featuring high end boutique tenants at the gateway to the Victoria Gardens Mall. 

Walmart Shadow Anchored Portfolio – 46 properties in 22 States (majority located in Michigan, Indiana and throughout the Midwest) - The acquisition and disposition of a portfolio of 46 retail shopping centers located primarily on outlots in front of Walmart Supercenters. Tenants included CATO, Dollar Tree, Fashion Bug, Radio Shack, Starbucks, and others. The properties ranged in size from 7,500 to 35,000 sf.  

Walgreens Drugstore - Yuba City, CA , Lompoc, CA ; 

Rite Aid Drugstore– Moreno Valley (2), Pomona (2), La Verne, Upland, CA

Sav-On Drugstores – Yuma, AZ; Office Depot – El Centro, CA and Yuma, AZ; 

Starbuck’s Coffee – Brea, CA, Corona, CA, Redlands, C

Meet the Team

Jeff Rothbard

Jeff Rothbard is Managing Director of CRE Midwest office located in Carmel, IN. Jeff has more than 30 years’ experience in retail real estate and has closed transactions with clients, such as, Walmart, Home Depot, Walgreen’s Drug Store, Costco, Starbucks, Rite Aid Drug Store, Office Depot, Costco, Wendy’s, Del Taco, Chick-Fil-A, Brinker International (Chili’s), KIMCO Realty, Macerich, Regency Centers, and General Growth Properties among others. He has worked with institutional and private investors and banks, such as Roy Disney’s Genesis Fund, Johnson Clayton Trust (owned in part by Magic Johnson), RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Inland Properties, and PNC Bank. During his 25 year career, Jeff has acquired and sold over $500 million of investment real estate. Early in his career, Jeff stated his career working for retailers such as Payless ShoeSource, Book Market and Clothestime Stores as a Real Estate Manger. Jeff has been a guest lecturer at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).  


Laurie Rothbard

Laurie obtained extensive experience working at Merrill Lynch for over 8 years as the Assistant to the Midwest Market Head and overseeing a office of over 150 people. Laure also as worked for a local family law firm as the office manager where she was responsible for the day-to-day operation and overseeing a staff of 25 Lawyers and support staff. As head of the marketing department, she will oversee all communications, public relations and promotional activities required to support the brand and provide the highest quality service to our clients.This includes design, production and distribution of print materials such as brochures, ads and direct response. She will also be responsible for providing our clients with monthly marketing updates, overseeing the website and all marketing campaign


Matt Leckrone

Matt’s entrepreneurial experience as a business owner for over 10 years, in addition to his experience as a PR Director/Marketing Manager and Customer Service Representative in banking, allows him to bring a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of business transactions. His leadership abilities, strong work ethic, and great enthusiasm as a quick learner are key components by of his work at CRE. Matt specializes in office, retail leasing and investment sales for clients throughout the surrounding Indianapolis area and multiple other markets in the Midwest. Matt strives to deliver high client value by leveraging a combination of market knowledge, transactional experience, financial analysis tools and negotiation expertise. He wants to be successful in assisting his clients with meeting their real estate portfolio objectives in the most cost-effective manner.  Matt’s key objective rests with the value he provides in obtaining the maximum financial outcome for his clients  with a quick response, with very little hassle, being reliable, and delivering as promised.

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