Case Studies



Case Studies

Our work covers a diverse landscape, including residential, hospitality, tech and fashion, from all over California.

See below all our case studies

2522 Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield CA

Premium Fine Dining Restaurant Lease 

5,194 SQFT – 144 Seating

GREAT TURN-KEY OPPORTUNITY –  Restaurant for Lease. Recognizable Name, Cross Promotion opportunity with Large Winery Membership and Customer Base. Approximately 5200 square feet, including indoor and outdoor seating. A favorite location to visit for lunch and dinner for people across Northern California and beyond, in addition to its affluent local community. […]

New Automotive Dealership Location – 10 Years – $5,300,000.00

4325 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo


Our Client wanted a larger space for his luxury brand used auto dealership.

At the same time, we were looking to secure new space for him, a local dealership with multiple big brands went bankrupt. We immediately secured a meeting with the receivership involved (which was not an easy task). During the meeting we were able to find out what brands were available and tried to get an idea of what they expected in Blue Sky payments. […]

Leasing Agents: Carmen & Peter Gray

1341 N Main St Ste. H, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

New Business Location – 5 Years – $200,000.00

North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA

In response to their steady business expansion (now at 20 California locations), our Client wanted to secure an appropriate retail space in Walnut Creek. As an Apple Authorized Service Provider performing repairs to a wide range of Apple devices, their requested ideal location was to be within an easy walking distance from the Apple Store in Walnut Creek.

Leasing Agents: Carmen & Peter Gray

Wine Country Vacation Home – $1,800.00 per night

5,105 SQ/FT – 5 Bed, 7-1/2 Bath

The Luxury end of the Vacation Home market no longer supports the Do-It-Yourselfers and the hobby end of the market. 

This is now a true business and it requires mastery of design and an in depth understanding of visual impact, marketing, knowing the end customer, and the ability to maintain and refine multiple marketing channels simultaneously.  This is what it takes just to get the Guests to book…

Leasing Agents: Carmen & Peter Gray

Wine Country Vacation Home – $2,500.00 per night

4,100+ SQ/FT – 5 Bed, 6-1/2 Bath

When creating and monetizing a luxury vacation home it helps to have a great location, in a high demand destination region. BUT, this doesn’t automatically lead to a full Guest schedule and an instant Return On Investment for you.

You need to have stunning visuals and sound marketing just to attract the appropriate Guest inquiries. Then, you need to be able to deliver upon the experience that you have promised. You are selling the “Better than a High End Hotel” experience to those with the financial means, that value their privacy and who do not want to share common amenities with random strangers.


Leasing Agents: Carmen & Peter Gray

Who We Are

The Elite Partners Commercial Partnership is led by Managing partners Carmen and Peter Gray and Powered by an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 130,000 skilled professionals operating in 110+ countries. RE/MAX Commercial and The Elite partners provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide.

Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

Why Us?

Carmen and Peter Gray, recently highlighted as one of RE/MAX’s top four small commercial teams nationally, is focused exclusively on Commercial Real Estate, Vineyard Estates/Wineries, Luxury Properties and includes Business Sales.

RE/MAX Commercial closes more than $11.1 Billion in total commercial volume from over 25,000 transactions annually.*

What does this mean for you? A better way in Commercial Real Estate. Tell us what you need, and we’ll get it done. With a more than 40-year track record of professionalism and customer focus, we understand the long-term value of every transaction, large or small. Work with us once and you’ll realize the competitive advantages we bring to the table.

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The Elite Managing Partners pictured left to right: Peter Gray President Commercial Division, Carmen Gray Co-President Commercial Division, Don McDonald CEO and Founding Partner, Donovan Schemke President of Residential Division

Managing Partners

The Elite Partners Commercial powered by RE/MAX Gold was founded on the idea that the commercial real estate industry needed an overhaul. We were tired of seeing clients get pushed to the back burner by large firms that are more worried about getting listings than getting rid of their listings. With The Elite Partners, we make sure to put our client’s name before the name on our letterhead, and having us in your corner means having a team of dedicated individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.

And we’re not here to just make big promises – our work speaks for itself. Our results driven approach ensures that you’re getting high quality service without sacrificing your time or money. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation property analyses and don’t force retainer fees on our clients. Our combination of research, analytics, top of the line innovative marketing and one-on-one customer service allows us to tailor our strategies to fit your needs, not the other way around. We pride ourselves on being strategic planners and asset managers, and strive to deliver the best return from all available investment options. Don’t believe us? Hear it straight from our clients or flip through our portfolio to see for yourself.

Long story short: we’ve worked with the big guys, and while we learned a lot from them, we don’t want to be like them. Don’t get lost in the corporate shuffle. Experience the ELITE difference.

With a combined 40+ years of real estate experience, I think you’ll find that we are up to the task. The Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each and every transaction they have. The Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in sales over the last 15 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX. 


Crystal C.Past Client
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“Carmen and [her colleagues] are the best team I have ever worked with. They are all about integrity and doing the right thing for their clients. I Highly recommend them for any of your real estate investment needs for both commercial and residential properties! Carmen has amazing marketing ideas and is always thinking outside the box for me!! Thank you!!”
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“I am so grateful to all of you for your contributions in creating this awesome marketing prospectus. You have covered every detail a sophisticated buyer would want to know and more”
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“The BEST Real Estate Team Ever! They listed my property and meant business! Went Pending in 5 days, above the listing price”
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“The level of professionalism working with Carmen Gray is unmatched. No detail is too small and they genuinely care about their clients. I recommend them highly. True professionals!”
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“The level of professionalism working with Carmen Gray is unmatched. No detail is too small and they genuinely care about their clients. I recommend them highly. True professionals!”

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