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Sansome Pacific Properties, Inc. was established in San Francisco in 1998, specializing in single-tenant real estate. Since inception, Sansome has acquired or developed over 1,000 properties, totaling nearly 15,000,000 square feet in 43 states. Our portfolio includes a wide range of asset classes, including single tenant net leased properties of all product types, multi-tenant retail, sale-leaseback portfolios, portfolios of surplus corporate real estate property, stabilized apartments, and mixed-use development projects.
With a combined average of 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, the partners of Sansome have developed extensive backgrounds encompassing all aspects of the real estate industry. Additionally, the partners of Sansome have an extension skill set with a strong focus on acquisition and dispositions, leasing and/or repositioning, entitlements, and construction management and development. By successfully completing a large variety of investment transactions, Sansome has also developed extensive relations with tenants, corporations, lenders, contractors, and brokers within their respective commercial specialties. From small regional players to large publicly traded institutions, Sansome creates value through its relationships in the real estate industry. Before forming Sansome Pacific, the partners were affiliated with Arroyo & Coates, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company located in San Francisco. While advising clients at Arroyo and Coates, the partners sold and acquired on behalf of individuals, institutional investors, and corporations, with over two billion dollars of transactions within the past ten years.




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.



Paul is also a Co-Founder and Director of Sansome Pacific Properties, Inc. whose primary function is sourcing, underwriting and executing on new acquisition opportunities for Sansome. To date, Paul has procured, negotiated and transacted north of $1.5b of real estate deals during his 23 year career. Paul specializes primarily in single tenant assets on a national basis in all product types including retail, office and industrial properties.

Prior to starting Sansome, Paul was a senior associate at Arroyo & Coates, Inc. for 10 years where he specialized in brokering single tenant properties nationwide.

Paul earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1993, where he played baseball for four years. Paul has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for over 20 years as well. Paul resides in Lafayette with his wife and three children



Tom is a co Founder and Managing Partner/Director of Sansome Pacific Properties. Mr. Souza has more than 25 years experience in the leasing, sales, acquisition and development of Commercial Investment Properties throughout the United States, and has completed over 2 billion of retail, office and mixed use real estate transactions during his tenure.

Sansome Pacific focuses on the investment and development of commercial net-leased retail and office assets, shopping centers and mixed use or multi-family assets primary and secondary markets throughout the United States. Tom has extensive long-term relationships with a variety of regional and national chain retail tenants and Commercial Brokers in the industry including Walgreen Pharmacy, Albertson’s Inc., Wells Fargo Bank,, JPM Chase Trader Joe’s Starbucks Coffee Company and Northwestern Mutual Life, just to name a few.

Prior to Sansome Pacific, Tom was a Senior investment sales broker at Arroyo and Coates. He is a 1987 graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He has completed graduate courses in Finance, Law and Development through the CCIM Institute and UC Berkeley. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, He is a past Program Committee Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – Northern California Chapter, and is a senior member of the Guardsmen – San Francisco. He is married with three children and resides in Alamo, CA.



David is a Founding Partner and Director of Sansome Pacific Properties with primary responsibility for the company’s legal and contractual relationships with its lenders, tenants, and partners. With 26 years experience and specialization in single tenant real estate investments, David has transacted more than $2 billion worth of retail stores, office buildings, industrial warehouses and ground leases nationwide for developers, institutions, individuals and corporations (Sale/Leasebacks)

David is a 1983 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a 1994 recipient of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. He is a California licensed Real Estate Broker and Broker Officer for Battery Commercial Corporation, the brokerage company affiliated with Sansome Pacific.


Project Director

Helen has been with Sansome since its inception. Her primary responsibilities at Sansome include project coordination, property management, due diligence, lease administration, and office management. Helen assists in the implementation of the development aspects of our ground up and value-added projects. She also interacts heavily with tenants and vendors to ensure the properties are running efficiently and successfully.

Helen received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University. Helen is currently a Certified Property Manager Candidate at the Institute of Real Estate Management.



Meleah is a real estate accounting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the investment real estate field. Areas of expertise include preparation of financial statements for single purpose entity tax filings, investment analysis, Common Area Maintenance billings and reconciliations, financial and government reporting for LPs, LLCs and Corporations, construction loan management and commercial lease administration.

Prior to starting her own practice she was formerly VP Finance for The Gordon Group, a property management and syndication firm managing assets exceeding $100M owned by various limited partnerships, LLCs and individuals, serving as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.



JD is a director for Sansome Pacific Properties and with over 15 years real estate experience is involved with leasing, sales, acquisitions, due diligence and development. Most recently he was an integral part of the purchase of 53 former Fresh and Easy grocery properties and is currently collaborating on the leasing, sales and development aspects of the portfolio. J.D. started his real estate career on the lending side followed by working directly for retail tenants, including Boston Market during their rapid expansion and a long tenure at World Savings. World was the 2nd largest savings bank in the nation at the time where he lead a real estate team responsible for branch acquisition for a third of the country. In addition, J.D. has consulted for various entities regarding their expansion plans, market and financial analysis, legal negotiations and documentation, dispositions and property management.

J.D. graduated from U.C. Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is a California real estate broker and has completed numerous trainings and classes in finance, management and real estate. In addition, he is a longstanding member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.



Eleanor joined Sansome Pacific in 2000 and is responsible for all accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Before joining Sansome, Eleanor was the Accounts Payable Supervisor at Heller Ehrman, a full service law firm. She spent nearly 16 years at Heller Ehrman in a variety of bookkeeping roles, honing her skills as an efficient and detail oriented accounting professional. Eleanor began her career in bookkeeping in 1980 at Chock full o’ Nuts in New York, where she worked for four years in the Accounts Receivable department. With over 28 years of bookkeeping experience, Eleanor’s aptitude with numbers and expertise in balancing books have contributed greatly to Sansome Pacific running a tight ship.

Eleanor received a Bachelor’s of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.