Podcast: Buying vs. leasing commercial and industrial real estate

Partner, NAI Commercial
  • Mar. 24, 2022

Podcast: The Industrial Real Estate Show with Chad Griffiths

George Pino, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Commercial Brokers International, joins host Chad Griffiths to explore a topic of great importance to business owners and operators.

They discuss a variety of factors to consider if you’re analyzing whether to lease or buy commercial or industrial real estate. There are pros and cons to both options, and they provide advice on both options.

This interview was conducted live, so questions and comments from attendees will appear in the accompanying chat window.

About George Pino

Pino has been involved in the real estate industry for 31 years and oversaw the opening of offices in New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Chicago, and Pleasanton, Calif.

He has been responsible for the sale of and/or directly involved in the marketing and sale of over 6,000 assets, resulting in closed transactions totalling over a billion dollars throughout the United States.

In 2002 Pino founded Learning Links Centers, LLC, a socially responsible real estate investment company geared toward investing in low- to moderate-income neighbourhoods in larger metropolitan areas of the United States and highlighting educational opportunities for residents.

The first acquisition was a 29-unit building in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Baldwin Village, an area known for both its high density and high crime rate.

To date, Learning Links Centers has acquired seven buildings, for a total of 467 units, with a market value of over $10,000,000.

Concurrently with the establishment of Learning Links Centers, Pino joined DBL Realtors to start its commercial division. After the acquisition of DBL by Sotheby’s International Realty, Pino started the boutique Commercial Broker’s International, a full-service commercial brokerage, along with Joseph Killinger.



Chad Griffiths is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate and focuses on the industrial real estate market. With over 16 years of experience, Chad has both SIOR and CCIM…

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Chad Griffiths is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate and focuses on the industrial real estate market. With over 16 years of experience, Chad has both SIOR and CCIM…

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