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About Northstar Commercial Partners

Northstar Commercial Partners is a privately held commercial real estate investment company that was founded in 2000.  Northstar acquires and operates attractive commercial real estate opportunities throughout the United States. The company authors specific investment strategies for each acquisition, and orchestrates all aspects of the investment from initial concept through completion. The investor base consists of individuals and institutions with a combined buying power of several billion dollars. Northstar has purchased assets from many national companies including Allstate, Prudential, John Hancock, Shell Oil Co., Columbia House, Ball Corporation, Loomis, Cargill and a national portfolio of real estate from The Benjamin Moore Paint Co.

About Northstar's Founder, Mr. R. Brian Watson

Northstar was founded in 2000 by its current President, Mr. R. Brian Watson.  After graduating from Olathe High School on the Western Slope of Colorado, Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Mr. Watson then joined Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc. (C&W) an international commercial real estate firm. During his seven-year tenure at this firm, Mr. Watson had the distinction of being the youngest broker in company history to qualify for a Directorship title, which was a direct result of his consistent high production and comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate. Though Mr. Watson performed tenant representation, he primarily focused on landlord representation for the majority of his career at C&W. He represented clients such as Lend Lease Real Estate, CarrAmerica Realty LP, P&O Investments/Denver Technological Center, Mission Viejo Companies, Shea Properties, Terrabrook, ERE/Yarmouth and acted as agent for two major Colorado office parks, Highlands Ranch and Stonegate. Mr. Watson also received C&W's prestigious Service Excellence Award for his superior ability to handle complex, high value transactions. Mr. Watson's extensive education and experience in the real estate industry has been instrumental to the success of Northstar Commercial Partners.

Mr. Watson serves as a Leadership Council Member for the Colorado NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business); Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition which promotes networking and new business startups to create quality jobs throughout Colorado; Board Member and active supporter of TAPS (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for those who have lost loved ones in U.S. Military Service. Mr. Watson has also served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Colorado Republican Party; a Member of the Board of Governors and President's Council for Opportunity International (one of the world's largest microfinance lenders providing loans to individual entrepreneurs in the developing world); an Executive Committee Member of the International Board of Directors for Mercy Ships (the world's largest non-profit medical hospital on a traveling ship, which performs over 60,000 annual life changing surgeries for free in Africa); a 2010 Republican delegate for his County, Congressional, and State political assemblies; a Board Member and President of Brokers Benefiting Kids (a Denver based non-profit that raises financial support for multiple children's charities in Colorado); a Member of the Metro Denver Executive Club; a Member of the Legacy Political organization; a Member of the Citywide Banks Advisory Board; a Member of the Republican Business Advisory Council; Chairman of the Advisory Board for The Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE Scholarships - a Denver based non-profit that provides educational scholarships and school choice programs for low-income kids grades K-12); Chairman of The Board of Directors and mentor for Save Our Youth (a Denver-based inner city youth mentoring program); and a Member and President of the Downtowner's Toastmasters Club.  Mr. Watson is an A-List Member of CXO, a private collaborative executive organization of influence which connects C-level executives and owners of companies throughout the world. Mr. Watson is a supporter of his local Christian church, and resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife and three children. He is passionate about creating opportunity for all citizens of Colorado and the United States, and works to enhance the business, political, and educational environments in each.