Mr. Bordes is an accomplished real estate professional with 20 years of experience in finance, business development and management, asset and property management, accounting, leasing, brokerage, and investment syndication. Mr. Bordes started his corporate career in 1990 in Paris, France as a financial analyst with Group Sucres et Denrees, a global commodities trading company and a world leader in sugar, cocoa and coffee trading, where he rose to the position of Controller, actively participating in the financial monitoring and risk management of major international oil/sugar barters. Mr. Bordes was then promoted in 1993 to the position of Executive Director of Risk Management and Financial Reporting in the company's main subsidiary, Amerop Sugar Corporation, now Sucden America Corp, located in New York City, and then relocated to Miami, FL in 1995.
After leaving Sucden in 1996 (with whom he remained a consultant for 2 years), Mr. Bordes became an internet startup entrepreneur in 1996 and founded Escapades Tours in New York City, which quickly became a leading Europe-bound online tour operator in the United States, selling hotel rooms and customized tours to more than 20,000 customers a year.
After selling the company to the Exclusive Hotels Group, Mr. Bordes started his real estate career in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer with Winner Baird Real Estate, a full service real estate firm located in Corona, CA, and then Socoa Partners, Mr. Bordes own company, where he supervised the leasing and management of more than 40 Retail, Office, Medical and multi-family Residential projects located throughout Southern California, totaling 2.5 million SF of commercial space and more than 1,000 apartment units.
During his tenure, Mr. Bordes also supervised the acquisition and syndication of multiple retail, medical, office and multi-family projects in San Diego and Riverside counties with private equity firms and investors, negotiated hundreds of leases with national, regional and local tenants (Cardenas, Tristone Cinemas, Big 5, Verizon, Big-O-Tires, Jack-in-the-Box, etc.) and governmental agencies (GSA, US Census Bureau), and represented outside real estate developers (Sovereign Properties, Crown Operations) in the acquisition of land properties and the leasing up and management of their projects.
Mr. Bordes was recruited by the Truax Group in February 2014 as Vice President of Real Estate Services. Since then, he has supervised all such activities for the Truax Group, signing leases with AppleOne Employment Agency and various other tenants and supervising the acquisition of properties for the Group as well as outside developers. He is also the exclusive agent representing the Tristone Cinema Group.
Mr. Bordes brings an extensive experience in all aspects of Commercial Real Estate, and has a proven ability to build, market and manage projects from the ground up. He holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Bordeaux, France, and is a licensed Broker in the state of California.