Robert Spence

Bob is currently Vice President of Commercial Development at Channel International Group, a boutique real estate investment and brokerage firm.  He is primarily   commercial property sales to domestic and foreign real estate development companies.

Bob  is the past Managing Director of the Tokyo office of the Georgia Dept of Trade. He has over thirty years of experience in international negotiations, real estate finance and structuring of complex real estate transactions.  For over ten years he was responsible for negotiating institutional transactions for two of the largest construction companies in Asia, Kajima and Taisei.  He consummated numerous joint ventures including the $100 million World Trade Center in Long Beach CA.  Shortly thereafter he was a project team leader for Shoreline Square in Long Beach which included a 400 room Sheraton Hotel and an eighteen story office tower.  Another joint venture   with Sheraton Corporation was for a four star 400 room hotel in La Jolla California.  As Partner in Charge of Real Estate for King International Asset Group Bob conducted due diligence and deal structuring for C. Itoh, Dai-Ichi Kango Bank, Industrial Bank of Japan and Satoh Kogyo Construction.

Bob is a member of the Executive Board of the California Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  In this capacity he has held the positons of VP Operations, Treasurer, and VP Finance.  He is currently a member of the executive committee.  The CIEC, (California Inland Empire Council), serves over 12,000 youth annually. His is the past President of the Rotary Club of Ontario California.  Currently he is an assistant District Governor for District 5300 for Rotary International. He has a B.A in Political Science from Sophia University in Tokyo.  He earned his M.A. in International Relations from Florida State.