Lance Tate co-founded Fortbay in 2015. He brings to Fortbay over 15 years of diversified real estate experience as a seasoned leader in underwriting, evaluating and guiding investment efforts for retail, office, entitlement, residential, and multi-family assets. He has held leadership positions in finance, brokerage, management, development, entitlement, and marketing. Prior to founding Fortbay, Lance co-founded Urban West, a real estate development and investment firm focused on ground up and value add commercial and residential infill projects. His previous post was at The Truax Group, a Temecula, CA based real estate development consulting firm, where he led marketing and business development efforts. In conjunction with his role at The Truax Group, Lance founded and operated Basin Urban Development (formerly Tate Real Estate Advisors), a real estate development and investment consulting firm specializing in Urban infill development. He continues to serve as the company’s president. In his career, Lance has been involved in the brokerage, management, entitlement and development of over $1,000,000,000 in real estate assets.
A Bay Area native, Lance attended the Harker School and Menlo School before earning his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific. Lance is a member of The Urban Land Institute and the National Multifamily Housing Council.