Investment Advisors


Industrial Real Estate Experts






Space Standard is a  commercial real estate investment firm, built over decades, on the foundation of client relationships and service. We have a bifurcated yet simple business model:


Investment Advisory Brokerage

Industrial Real Estate Brokerage 



Clients from around the world rely on and trust our insights, judgment and performance in commercial real estate submarkets throughout Southern California.  






The roots of our commercial real estate expertise began in a time before the computer and smartphone. When the definition of live/work meant commutes to suburban neighborhoods and good urban buildings measured by reinforced brick or inches of poured concrete.


The real estate profession in the days of analog required a different set of skills to succeed in business. Success required genuine advanced people skills. We mastered those people skills, and pride ourselves on continuing to build relationships one client at a time. 


Relationships are the bedrock of our firms history, and more importantly its future. We encourage you to spend time on our webpages getting to know us and our firm.



Our Firm


Our purpose is simple, serve and care for clients commercial real estate investment interests. We begin with this basic premise to serve, and then conduct our affairs to execute against this simple yet complex premise. Our purpose shapes our culture and company structure.


We began as a one man shop in late 1997, and during various times grew into multiple offices with multiple specialties. In 2004 we merged brokerage operations into the labyrinth of one of the worlds largest real estate company’s. Through a few name changes and adding a professional staff of dozens and dozens of highly educated and skilled real estate professionals we’ve since returned to reflect our former self to better serve our client base. 





Our culture is familial in nature; a diverse group of individuals comfortable attending opera, playing a round of golf, or sailing the islands of So Cal. We work hard caring for our clients interests but when we do have free time we enjoy it to the fullest.   



Our clients rely on us for sound judgment.


As a firm built on quality of advice, we value the wisdom that comes with and from transactional experience, but also from life experience too. We put a premium on attracting and retaining the absolute best people to work with including staff, support professionals, clients, and investment partners.



We value individual differences.


Our history of experience is built on the backbone of advising dynamic industry shifting entrepreneurs, and later investors of institutional grade commercial real estate. We have advised individual business leaders in making decisions that helped change industries, shift market dynamics and or create new market trends. Stated simply, we deeply understand multiple perspectives, openly debated, encourage the best solutions for clients and investors.


We stand firmly by our advise but encourage open debate on salient and contributing points to find new perspectives. Advisory work is opinionated analysis, but change is constant and opinions need to change too when appropriate. When our market perspectives are challenged or new data points appear we focus on a new analysis. 



Divergence makes us stronger.


In working across a range of product types, business strategies, and state borders we can leverage our network of relationships in search of extraordinary results for clients.



We anticipate change then let others react to them.


We are experts in the field of commercial real estate, and real estate investments. We serve our clients best when we are leaders. Through market insights, innovation investigation, and openly debated ideas that challenge norms, we create opportunities rather than chase them. Our clients benefit through early property investments into changing markets or market segments.


(We are currently advising clients consider a new market segment in 2018 that should yield healthy capital growth in the years ahead. Contact us for more information.) 


When we present you an opportunity we anticipate it may not be available the next day. We anticipate others will react to this opportunity and so too should you.



Our analysis comes with strong conviction and we will take bold stands for our clients.


Our success is based on the results we achieve for our clients and investment partners. We are exhaustive in our research and precise in our analysis.



The past, present and future


Our firm is reliant on tapping into our historically rich relationships and the knowledge and experience we’ve built and acquired over decades of involvement in commercial real estate. We have leveraged the past by implementing it into the present for deployment and use in the future. This is possible through the application of our ever evolving industry leading technology platform. We have advanced technological capabilities and the right touch of boutique nimbleness to activate and execute comprehensive marketing for off market and on market investment projects.  



How We Add Value

Our founder Christopher Telles is an experienced entrepreneur  and leading Commercial Real Estate broker in Los Angeles and Southern California submarkets. His experience spans 27+ years and his accomplishments many, including the sale of the largest free standing industrial building in the United States (time of sale). However, it is the personal relationships built over a lifetime that have been his most admired and cherished accomplishment.

With tens of millions of square feet in commercial transactions completed we have become pretty darn good at execution. We recognize client goal achievement is often at odds with the next yet to be sourced real estate transaction. And here is why we win more business…

We are committed to the end goal of winning. We work tirelessly to build and then access a professional network for the benefit of clients. Regardless of our involvement, if our network or knowledge base can benefit our clients then it helps us too. We can be relied upon by clients to connect them with local people of importance e.g. leading specialty attorney’s, city administrators, developers, and domestically with real estate equity investors, and specialty real estate lenders.


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