Bob Canter

With almost four decades of experience in commercial real estate, Bob Canter has earned an international reputation for helping clients prosper in good times and tough times alike. The Canter Center for Commercial Real Estate was founded to provide real-world guidance, proven training, and “insider” information on how the industry works … and how to make it work for your interests.

Build your future on decades of experience. No one knows commercial real estate better than Bob Canter. He has been through five major commercial real estate recessions while managing hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions and generating millions of dollars in commissions. Along with founding the Canter Center for Commercial Real Estate, Bob has been an entrepreneur, managed properties and sales offices, and served as the Sales Training Director and in-house CRE expert for Costar Group, Inc., the international leader in commercial real estate research and software. Bob also founded Performance Realty Solutions, recognized as a leading training source in the commercial real estate industry. Bob is a Master Coach and the authority on commercial real estate training. Bob provides continuing education programs for brokers plus sales training that gets rookie brokers and mortgage professionals up to speed – and profitable — fast. From training new recruits and top producers for national financial and real estate organizations, to training the IT staff of MetLife’s Real Estate Investment Group, Bob creates custom programs that deliver real-world results.

A passionate advocate for small businesses and a reliable resource for investors, Bob draws on his expertise to help business owners spot — and avoid — common commercial real estate pitfalls that can put even high-potential companies out of business. One of his own companies, SmallBiz Village (co-founded with Jake Adler), provides commercial real estate how-to manuals that are the “gold standard” for business owners who want to find the right office, retail or industrial space and negotiate the most advantageous sale or lease. In addition, Bob often represents business owners in asking property managers or landlords to renegotiate or modify lease terms and pricing to better align with today’s economic and market realities. Bob’s high level of expertise within the CRE arena has earned him position as a Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) Real Estate Council Member and consultant. In addition, Bob’s real estate brokerage company — CA Commercial Realty Partners — proves instrumental in helping business owners find the right property at the right location, price, and terms to meet their specific goals.