Brokerage Experience: As an attorney and commercial real estate broker in Northern California since 1993, Sam Greason has brokered over 110 land sales to some of the largest apartment, condo, office and life-science developers in Northern California, totaling over 11,450 residential units and over 1.9 Million SF of commercial, including projects in Millbrae; San Carlos; Belmont; and South San Francisco.
Development Experience: Sam Greason has been involved as a principal or investor in numerous residential, life science, and mixed-use projects, including over 1,200 multifamily units and 600,000 SF of life science development. In partnership with Chop Keenan of Keenan Land Company, Palo Alto, CA (2004-2007), Greason assembled the 2,000-acre River Run master-planned community in San Joaquin County and obtained preliminary entitlements for 9,800 homes. Greason also worked in forward planning and land acquisition for Perma-Bilt Homes, Walnut Creek, CA (1990-1991), where he assembled ±500-acre projects in Sacramento, CA and Orting, WA.
Legal Experience: Greason practiced real estate law in San Francisco and New York, including 3 years with Rubin Glickman & Associates in San Francisco, CA (1991-1993); 3 years as in-house counsel for homebuilder/developer Kean Development, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (1986-1989); and two years in New York City practicing securities/real estate law at Breed, Abbot & Morgan, and at Richards & O’Neil.
Education: Greason earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude) from Cornell University in 1981, and his Juris Doctor from NYU Law School in 1984.
Affiliations: Greason is a non-active member of the California State Bar and is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California (Samuel Greason IV, Inc. dba “Bella Vista Land Advisors”, BRE #01237277).
Development & Investment Experience:
In 2017, acted as majority equity owner and managing member of 960 Atlantic LLC, which purchased 40,000 s.f. office building in Alameda, CA (still owned).
In 2013-2017, co-invested with John Malone in over 4,000 apartment units in Austin TX, Denver CO, Long Beach CA, and Seattle WA, (still owned).
In 2011, co-invested with John Malone in over 1,000,000 timber acres in Maine and New Hampshire (still owned).
From 2011-Present, lead investor in the following projects: 4 condos on Montego, Walnut Creek; 5 homes on Blaney Street, Cupertino; 3 homes on Charsan Lane, Cupertino; 18-unit condo project known as “Kingsbury” on 3rd Street, Walnut Creek; 5 homes on Bollinger Road, Cupertino; 7 homes on Timber Crest, Almaden; 7 homes on Paramount Drive, Saratoga; 29 homes in Healdsburg known as “The Oaks at Foss Creek”.
2005 – Current: Family private office for John Malone, Denver, CO.
1998 – 2005: Senior Vice President of Tax Strategy for Liberty Media Corporation.
1980 – 1998: PricewaterhouseCoopers. Partner in charge of the West Coast merger & acquisition tax practice.
Graduated from University of Utah with bachelor (1979) and master degrees (1980) in accounting.
Small Business & Real Estate Experience: 2005-2018 Owner and General Manager of the Lafayette Car Wash – An award-winning small business with 60+ employees and over 80,000 customers per year. Recognized by the community and industry year after year for performance excellence and environmental achievements. Over 14 years of expertise in sales and new business development.
Privately invested in, renovated, and marketed residential and commercial real estate since the mid-2000s.
Education: Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 2001. Speak Italian and Spanish.
Affiliations: 2x NCAA Champion & 2x All-American – UCLA Men’s Water Polo Team (1997-2001) member of the Olympic Club Water Polo Team in San Francisco (1990-2010); Played professional water polo in Rome, Italy (2001-2004)
Work Experience: Analyst at CBRE (New York, NY) for 3 years (1/2020 – 1/2023), working for Senior Managing Director Michael Casey; provided broker support on pricing, commission rates, & building comparables as well as business generation for CBRE’s top brokers. Associate at Blake Griggs Properties (Danville, CA) for 1 year (1/2019 – 1/2020) assisting Head of Acquisitions & VP of Development; responsibilities ranged from performing in-depth market research, maintaining internal spreadsheets and interacting with city planners and on-site construction teams.
Education: Bachelor of Science from Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business & Economics; Emphasis in Real Estate & Finance; Minor in Mandarin (Class of 2018)
Certifications: Harvard Extension School, Real Estate Investment Certificate (2022); Urban Land Institute Real Estate Pro Forma (2019); Enterprise 11.7 (2018); Mandarin Certification “TOCFL Band A Level II” (2017)
Athletic Honors: MCLA 1st Team All-American & MCLA National Champion (2015); SLC All-Freshman (2014); US Lacrosse High School All-American (2013); DFAL League MVP & 1st Team All East Bay (2013)