BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL BROKERAGE
Areas of Specialization
- Retail & Office Leasing
- Business Brokerage
- Property Sales and Acquisitions
- Government and Contracting Consultation
- Business Consulting
Scope of Service Experience
Mr. Bishop has served as a senior-level professional and executive with extensive experience in providing Financial and Operational Services. His expertise includes: Business and Financial Management, Brokerage and Leasing, Merger and Acquisition Strategies, Asset Management, Property Management, Contract Negotiations, Proposal Development and Strategic Business Planning. His business, negotiating and consulting experiences make him ideally suited in all aspects of brokerage and leasing. He is uniquely suited in the area of Business Opportunities, Mergers and Acquisitions. He is highly qualified to understand and achieve his clients’ objectives with a tenacious approach to the process.
His expertise spans a wide range of industries including Real Estate, Development, Non-Profit, Entertainment, Health Care, Banking, Import/Export, Business Management, Property Management, Accounting, Consulting, and Government Affairs.
Background & Experience
NAI Capital, Vice President – Business & Commercial Brokerage, Leasing Agent for Major Properties
LB Property Management – Shopping Center Management and Leasing Agent
Mr. Bishop served as a Bank Officer. He was co-founder and CFO of several non-profit organizations including TELACU (The East Los Angeles Community Union). His design of the organizational structure led to one of the most successful Community and Economic Development Corporations in the Country. He served as the CFO and COO of ADVANCE, an economic development company, and again was instrumental in building the organization by developing grants and establishing programs contracting with government agencies. He founded The Valley Health Fund, which provided health services to underserved seniors, juveniles, and others in need. He owned and operated Ray Bishop & Associates, a business management and consulting company providing business management, tax, real estate investment services. He served on the board of the Los Angeles Export Terminal and was instrumental in the sale of the terminal to Oxbow, Inc. Mr. Bishop served as the CFO of a manufacturing company with an office in Hong Kong and developed strong relationships with investors in that region. He has managed and acted as the Leasing Agent for Shopping Centers as well as Offices, and Retail Properties.
Mr. Bishop has served as a L.A. County Commissioner for the past twelve years providing assistance to small business owners and advisory services to the County Board of Supervisors. He served as a State Film Commissioner and assisted producers and studios in obtaining locations for filming around the state. He produced motion pictures and television programs and served as the President of Image International, Inc. He served as the CFO and a principal of Laserium which produced laser entertainment for corporate events and other venues. He owned a highly successful L.A. Cabaret Comedy Club and Restaurant for fifteen years and helped to launch the careers of many of today’s top entertainers. His company Hospital Management Associates provided consulting and management services to hospitals and other health care institutions, serving as the Chairman and President of an acute care hospital for six years. He served as the director of the USC/ADVANCE SBDC program which provided technical assistance and SBA funding for businesses. He has managed shopping centers, multi-family properties, and provided property management and brokerage services to a wide range of clients.
Professional Affiliations and Designations
Member: AIR Commercial Real Estate Association, Biz Quest, Loopnet, Biz Buy Sell, C.A.R. California Association of Realtors, CRIS Net MLS, Co Star, So. Cal. Brokers Assoc., ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers, S.R.A.R. Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Producers Guild of America, Los Angeles County Office of Small Business (Commissioner, Vice Chair)
United Hospital Association, Encino Chamber of Commerce (Board Member), California Urban Water Council (Member), Los Angeles Business Council (Member), California Association of Tax Preparers (Member), National Association of Tax Consultants (Member), City of Los Angeles Department of Aging (Commissioner), City of Los Angeles Harbor Department LAXT (Commissioner), Los Angeles Export Terminal (Board Member), California State Motion Picture Commission (Commissioner), 39th State District Advisory Council (Member), Third District County Advisory Council (Member), Los Angeles District Attorney’s Advisory Council (Member), Film Advisory Board (Member/Treasurer), West Valley Soccer League (Board Member), Tarzana Neighborhood Advisory Council (Board Member)
Mr. Bishop has been commended by Charitable Groups and Community Leaders for his outstanding service to the community. Commendations include:
City of Los Angeles –Life Service, Mayor of Los Angeles – Service, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – Service, California Senate – Outstanding Service to the Community, Encino Chamber of Commerce, Motion Picture Film Advisory Board – Award of Excellence. Letter of Commendation – Professional Actions – Vietnam.