Team Member Bios
Russ E. Hatle
CEO & Manager - Imprimis Advisors LLC
Russ Hatle is CEO & Manager of Imprimis Advisors, LLC which provides advisory and financial management services for real estate projects and entities. He also founded Imprimis Advisor's predecessor, Imprimis Corporation, which specialized in development of business parks, resort and second home communities. Russ has a distinguished career in master development, with the majority of his experience in the real estate industry. He attended San Bernardino Valley College and the University of California Riverside.
Among the diverse projects he has been a participant in or has developed are; land development for single family residential, office and industrial projects, industrial and office buildings, an operating marina and public and private golf facilities.
Russ formed and directed investment partnerships which own or have developed over 400 acres of commercial/industrial sites and industrial/office/commercial/retail buildings aggregating in excess of 3,000,000 square feet. He was the Managing Partner in developing with Hillman Properties, the East Valley Complex, a 90 acre multi-use park in Redlands, California; and with The Guardian Life Insurance Company, the 32 acre Redlands Corporate Center. In the Denver, Colorado area he assembled and headed a team of experts who developed and sold 58 acres in Rampart Business Center, including construction of 164,000 square feet of office space and in Westminster, Colorado, developed the 106 acre NorthRidge at Park Centre business park, and 124,000 square feet of office space. He organized and led the teams which master planned The Glen, a 925 lot master planned community; developed The Trails, 39 estate lots on 309 acres and constructed CrossCreek Golf Club, a championship Arthur Hills design, all in the Temecula, California market area.
He spearheaded the acquisition, planning and financing of Brightwater Club, a 963 acre private and gated recreational community in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a lead Director, he took over the CEO’s role in 2008 after the economy collapsed, led the restructuring of debt in 2009 and a Chapter 11 process to ultimately reposition the Project.
Russ has managed or led the team in funding over half a billion dollars of real estate finance and has represented owners and lenders in working out more than $100 million of Distressed Debt. He has assisted Family Offices and Private Foundations with achieving real estate investment goals.
Russ was a single digit handicap golfer for a good portion of his golfing days, has been married to Lori for 50 years and is generally under the command of Goblin, a 6 year old mixed Terrier refugee from the witness protection program of the Eagle County Animal Shelter.
Senior Financial Advisor
Jim is a seasoned financial executive with extensive and varied experience in real estate development, banking, and risk management and has worked with Imprimis Advisors, a full service real estate advisory and financial management firm serving developers and investors, since 2004.
At Imprimis, Jim has worked extensively to help raise capital for an up-scale second home golf community in Colorado’s Vail Valley. Subsequent to the 2008 financial and real estate challenges, Jim worked with stakeholders and legal counsel to raise capital to restructure and reposition the project through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy including equity holders, secured lenders, lien holders, unsecured creditors, property owners association and club members. Jim has also assisted developers in structuring and sourcing capital for office and apartment investments as well as advising developers on restructuring and repositioning real estate investments.
Jim’s 30 years of experience with Citicorp and Bank of America includes senior responsibility for financing and capital market solutions for large corporations and extensive credit underwriting as a senior credit officer. Jim also served as Chief of Staff and head of strategic planning for B of A’s international corporate banking business. He has also worked with Marsh Inc. to assist clients in identifying strategic, financial, operating risks in their business.
From 2010 to 2015, Jim served on the Advisory Board of Governors at PGA West in La Quinta, California and worked closely with members and ownership through the PGA West bankruptcy.
Jim is a graduate of Holy Cross College and has a MBA from New York University. Jim and his wife, Anne, live in San Diego.
Andrew Wood is the world's leading expert on golf, resort and real estate marketing, although his successes reach far beyond those industries. He is the author of over 20 books on sales and marketing including, "Cunningly Clever Marketing", "Cunningly Clever Selling" and "The Golf Marketing Bible." Andrew speaks worldwide on sales and marketing topics and is in high demand as a strategic marketing consultant. He can be reached directly at 352-266-2099 or andrew@LegendaryMarketing.com. Follow him on Twitter, or Click here to read his blog.
Senior Industrial Property Advisor
Partner - Lee & Associates - Retired
Larry Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the industrial/commercial real estate industry and a Senior Vice President / Shareholder of Lee & Associates, Riverside, California. He specializes in representing owners, tenants and investors in evaluating real estate requirements throughout the Inland Empire and also the United States through relationships with SIOR members. During his career he has been involved in transactions totaling over $500 Million Dollars, in excess of 12 million square feet of buildings and 600 acres of land. Through his membership and involvement in SIOR (Society of Office and Industrial Realtors), an international membership trade association with over 3,000 designees, he is able to network transactions in over 580 cities, 26 countries and 6 continents, with brokers of the highest quality, experience and commitment to solving the clients' available.
What he provides:
Pre-acquisition valuation, marketing and disposition strategies
Design and Implementation of asset action plan
Ability to network transactions in the U.S. and Canada
Build-to-suit: (client) Walgreens Distribution Center, Moreno Valley, CA 95 acres - 960,000 sq ft
Speculation Building: (client) Rockefeller Group Development, Moreno Valley, CA 18 acre acquisition – 402,000 sq ft spec building
Corporate relocation and consolidation: (client) PrimeLine Products Company, Redlands, CA 600,000 sq ft
National Tenant Representation: (client) Ring Container, Oakland, TN Leased facilities: Jefferson, GA; Salem, OR; Kankakee, IL; Plymouth, MN; Duncanville, TX; Portland, OR; Lethbridge, Alberta Canada; Albert Lea, MN.