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Bruce Hanes


BRE Lic: 01151804

Bruce Hanes founded Hanes Investment Realty, Inc. in 1992, as a successor to the Hanes Company. Through the unshakeable work ethic that he instilled in all associates and employees, he built a paradigm of first class client service and value representation.

Bruce and his wife Sharon now personally own and operate a large and growing portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties throughout Southern California, and specialize in distressed property “turnaround” situations.

Mr. Hanes received a Certificate in Real Estate from the College of San Mateo in Northern California and is a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB). He has also completed all coursework required to be a Certified Commercial Investment Member of the National Association of Realtors. He has lectured at USC, the Claremont Schools, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge and various other state universities, and for several years with the Apartment Association of California and the Real Estate Conference Group. He is the former publisher of The Investor Preview Magazine and the Hanes Apartment Advisor featuring industry leadership and market trends; and he is the current publisher of the Hanes Multifamily Investor which is mailed to more than 20,000 owners of over 43,000 multifamily investment properties across Southern California.

In the nearly 50 years of being in business, Hanes’ owned companies have represented, or marketed properties for an array of institutions and clientele, including:

  • Bank of America
  • Senior Corp
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Lewis Homes
  • Glendale Federal Savings
  • Frederick’s Development
  • North County Bank
  • Investment Savings
  • Mariani-Buss
  • The William Lyon Company
  • Trammell Crow
  • Trust Resolution Corp.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Archstone Communities

Mr. Hanes has primarily been involved in multi-residential investment real estate in Ventura, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties, completing large-scale renovations of existing product with the goal of adding value and repositioning the asset to align with the needs and strengths of the local community. The most recent example of this approach is a 149-unit resort style multifamily property situated on 10.59 acres in the Coachella Valley. The newly renovated property features a one-of-a-kind color scheme and design elements throughout.

As a young man, Mr. Hanes served in the Iowa Air National Guard and the United States Coast Guard, Sand Island, Hawaii. He is also a professional musician playing lead solo sax for various groups such as the Four Preps, the Chordettes and several other local bands.