Business Brokerage Services

Business Sales Specialties: 

  • ​Retail / Hard and Soft Lines 
  • Restaurants
  • Liquor license transfers  
  • Boat Yards
  • CPA / Bookkeeping firms
  • Wholesale, manufacturing and distribution
  • ​Specialty businesses

Business Opportunities Services:

  • Business Valuation
  • Create Marketing prospectus
  • Discreetly, yet aggressively  market the business for sale
  • Negotiate the deal
  • ​Manage the transaction and bulk sale process

Steve Buenger started working for his father, Fred Buenger in their family owned marine hardware stores at a very early age. Fred, being a driven entrepreneur, worked hard to buy his own business, and once that was accomplished, he spring-boarded it into a regional chain of stores and also developed the commercial buildings that the businesses were located in. Steve worked in every aspect of the retail stores and earned himself a management position in the company. Soon he was opening additional locations, and the family expanded their portfolio to include a variety of small businesses.

The commercial real estate aspect was started by Fred who built 2 shopping centers, and Steve was instrumental in leasing out the spaces. Surviving market changes, the advent of Mass Merchandisers, Mail Order, and Internet shopping, Steve learned the challenges associated with running small businesses. He also developed very successful leasing skills in the Commercial centers. Understanding the needs of the business owner and the needs of a building owner make for a winning combination in leasing out properties. After going through a couple of recessions and seeing the shift in marine retail, the family decided to sell their stores and concentrate on Commercial Real Estate. Steve packaged and sold all of the businesses with the exception of the commercial properties. Once the commercial centers were 100% leased, he figured he could offer those same leasing services to other property owners. That is when Buenger Commercial Real Estate (BCRE) was formed.

In 2003, Steve started the commercial brokerage and has expanded the company to provide a wide range of commercial real estate services to the greater Ventura County area and into Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas as well. With a unique sensitivity and understanding of the elements needed for business success in the Southern California area, our hands-on experience has proven to be invaluable in our commercial real estate dealings. Successful in lease-outs of shopping centers and multi/single-use commercial buildings and business opportunities sales, our team is the best choice to handle your commercial real estate needs.  BCRE works together with a world-wide network of cooperating brokers in order to provide clients with tremendous exposure for their properties plus unlimited access to properties available for purchase or lease.

What we're good at: 

Commercial, Retail and Industrial Leasing and Property Management

Landlord Representation:

  • Evaluate the investment property
  • Determine optimum ROI and Rent Roll 
  • Market the available space
  • Tenant recruitment
  • Negotiate lease terms
  • Draft and execute the lease
  • Interface with government authorities (if needed)
  • Manage tenant improvements (if needed)
  • Long-term management of the lease available

Tenant Representation:

  • Determine location, space needs and budget
  • Search available spaces
  • Tour facilities
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Negotiate Tenant Improvements (if applicable) 
  • Lease Execution

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

Buenger Commercial Real Estate offers a full spectrum of commercial real estate brokerage services:

  • Representing both buyers and sellers
  • Property valuation
  • Marketing of property
  • Negotiations
  • 1031 Exchanges

We Specialize in  

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Land
  • Residential