Paul ‘Chip’ Erickson Jr., Principal
Chip is a Co-Founder and Partner of Sansome Pacific Properties. Primary activities include management of Sansome’s development projects, obtaining city entitlements, hiring the general contractors, architects, development consultants, and engineers. Chip supervises project and construction management, and delivery of spaces to tenants. Chip also oversees the asset and property management functions of all investments in Sansome’s portfolio, along with actively analyzing, underwriting, and structuring potential acquisitions.
Chip began his real estate career in 1984 as a retail leasing broker for Grubb & Ellis Co. Then he started a small retail shopping center development company. During the next seven years from 1990 to 1997, he returned to retail leasing and sales as a broker for both McMasters & Westland and Arroyo & Coates.
He is an active member of a variety of investment real estate organizations, including International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has been a member for over 30 years, a member of SPUR Oakland. He also has completed coursework as a candidate to receive the CCIM designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.
Chip is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Science; and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He is married with three children and lives in Alamo, CA.