Real Estate VP Lumley Retires from BLT Enterprises
BLT Enterprises, a multi-faceted real estate investment company, said that Robert “Bob” Lumley, VP of real estate, has retired. After 20 years of service, Lumley left an indelible mark on the firm and the commercial real estate industry throughout his more than 40-year career, according to Daniel Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of BLT.
When BLT was initially founded by Rosenthal and Bernard “Bernie” Huberman in 1984, the company was focused primarily on waste management and recycling. Lumley was hired in 2004 for the newly formed real estate division, and went on to oversee acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, asset management, property management and development over his two decades at the firm.
“Bob has played a vital role in the expansion of BLT’s real estate portfolio and helped establish us as a highly respected institutional-quality owner of industrial and commercial properties throughout California,” said Rosenthal.
Since its founding, BLT has invested primarily in industrial real estate, and has owned and developed more than 2.5 million square feet of property throughout Southern California.
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