Bob Tuler

Principal & Founder

805.879.9605 | DRE # 00643325

Not just a numbers guy

In a storied career that spans 41 years, amassing leases and sales totaling over 17.3 million sq. ft. of commercial space in the Santa Barbara area and nearly $1.9 billion in volume, come to find out it’s Bob Tuler’s very first deal that he is most proud of.

“Three months in and wow! I struck the largest lease in the company that year. I learned right away that putting in the extra time and effort to connect the dots between landlords and tenants, sellers and buyers, made the difference in having a transaction come together.”

The results kept coming. Over the years Bob has spearheaded many of the largest office, industrial and retail transactions on the South Coast, including 1–71 S. Los Carneros for $53 million and The Devereux Campus for $27.5 million. In 2018, in conjunction with Paul Gamberdella and Gene Deering, he completed 16 sales and 56 leases involving more than 770,000 sq. ft. and valued at nearly $97 million. Today Bob’s record stands as having completed the most commercial transactions of any agent in Santa Barbara County, and he is also a multiple-time recipient of the Pacific Coast Business Times Tri-Counties “Dealmakers of the Year” award for largest lease and sale transactions.

Yet Bob, who planned on becoming a CPA after graduating from UCSB before quickly transitioning into commercial real estate, believes it’s not impressive numbers that matter in this business. “I think my clients, many of whom I’ve formed close personal relationships with, really appreciate my unique, long-range view of the Santa Barbara area commercial market.”

“Bob’s long hours and determination have enabled him to consistently find unique opportunities enabling his clients to grow their portfolios,” said Radius Co-Founder Steve Brown.

Bob holds a California real estate broker license. Since 1991 he has been a significant contributor to the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, serving as president and board member while providing comprehensive lease rate data and analysis on available commercial properties on the South Coast.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Business Economics & Accounting | University of California, Santa Barbara

Memberships & Associations

  • UCSB Economic Forecast Board of Directors, Past Chair
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Board Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara, former Officer & Board Member
  • UCSB Athletic Hall of Fame, Community Award
  • UCSB Men’s Soccer, Assistant Coach
  • AYSO — Soccer Coach in Santa Barbara

“There is always another day, and with each hurdle it prepares you for the next opportunity that comes up.”

Sales

  • 1 & 71 S. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta (208,200 SF): $53 Million
  • 6900 Devereux Wy., Goleta (169,769 SF): $27.5 Million
  • 820 State St., Santa Barbara (64,979 SF): $25.1 Million
  • Cabrillo Business Park, Goleta (5 Lots), Asking Price: $26 Million
  • 6410–6460 Via Real, Carpinteria (86,000 SF): $20.1 Million
  • 75 Coromar Dr., Goleta (120,000 SF): $19 Million
  • 2320 Bath St., Santa Barbara (43,250 SF): $18.4 Million
  • Cabrillo Business Park, Goleta (310,000 SF): $18 Million
  • 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria (50,955 SF): $15.8 Million
  • 1046 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara (13,200 SF): $14.5 Million
  • 26 Castilian Dr., Santa Barbara (75,239 SF): $13.6 Million
  • 104 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara (40,300 SF): $13.5 Million
  • 6860–6868 Cortona Dr., Goleta (90,700 SF): $13M
  • Colony Square, Atascadero (47,600 SF): $12.9M
  • 750 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (113,000 SF): $12.8 Million
  • 6380 Via Real, Carpinteria (26 Acres): $8.1 Million

Leasing

  • 101 Garden St., Santa Barbara: 197,327 SF Land
  • 71 S. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta: 105,000 SF Industrial/R&D (Allergan)
  • 389 S. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta: 70,000 SF Industrial (Hendry)
  • 6410–6460 Via Real, Carpinteria: 78,900 SF Office (Lynda.com)
  • 4151 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara: 59,770 SF Office/Medical (Sansum Clinic)
  • 6368 Cortona Dr., Goleta: 51,000 SF Office (Occam Networks)
  • 6155 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria: 47,600 SF Industrial (S&S Seeds)
  • 6382 Rose Ln., Carpinteria: 43,000 SF Industrial (Gigavac)
  • 5390 Overpass Rd., Goleta: 40,000 SF Industrial (Mammoth Movers)
  • 6550 Hollister Ave., Goleta: 39,875 SF Office (SB Cottage Hospital)
  • 1 S. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta: 39,000 SF Office (Allergan)
  • 6775 Hollister Ave., Goleta: 39,000 SF R&D (Safe Laboratories)
  • 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez 21–33, Santa Barbara: 37,500 SF (Calvary Chapel)
  • 6950 Hollister Ave., Goleta: 29,500 SF Office (Regents of UCSB)
  • 6385 Cindy Ln., Ste. C, Carpinteria: 28,800 SF Industrial (Procore)
  • 99 Aero Camino, Goleta: 25,900 SF Industrial
  • 928 State St., Santa Barbara: 19,000 SF Retail (Apple)

 

Clients Represented

  • Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP
  • UCSB
  • Territory Ahead
  • Santa Barbara Airport
  • Jordano’s
  • The Towbes Group
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • SB Home Improvement Center
  • Seymour-Duncan
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • Mission Wealth
  • Santa Barbara Middle School
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Devereux
  • Channel Islands YMCA