Described as a dynamic, energetic, and steadfast leader, Sobia Saghir boasts a lucrative 20-year track record in commercial real estate. Throughout her career, she has represented numerous large-scale retail tenants as well as multiple franchisors and franchisees. Due to her exceptional advisory services, Sobia has successfully guided local, national, and multinational clients through commercial real estate acquisitions, lease obligations, asset reposition, and dispositions. Her reputation as a dedicated leader, mentor, and coordinator has helped her to build a solid foundation of corporate clients.
Sobia attended Georgetown University and Bowie State University – focusing on business management and real estate. She is also an active member in the professional networking real estate groups International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and several Chambers of Commerce. However, she notes that her specific area of expertise is in retail tenant advisory. Sobia specializes in applying her expertise in market knowledge to broker retail and commercial assets that consistently exceed the investment goals of her clients.
Most recently, in 2018, Sobia became the president of Commercial Real Estate Advisors & Managers, LLC (CREAM). The company, based in the metropolitan Washington, DC market, provides several retailer services including strategic planning, site selection and acquisition, site disposition, and lease negotiations. CREAM’s objective is to evaluate and to identify each retailer’s business in order to understand where they need to be and why. Sobia explains, “Our in-depth understanding of the real estate market and awareness of the trends and variables that contribute to retail sales enables our professionals to uncover the ideal location.” Team advisors remain closely involved, providing seamless attention throughout the process and ensuring that every customer is satisfied.
In addition to making an impact on the real estate industry, Sobia also strives to make a difference in her community. She is a strong supporter of volunteer work and helping others. For instance, Sobia serves on the board of directors for Veteran’s Next Mission, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Chantilly, Virginia devoted to helping U.S. military veterans successfully transition from military service to civilian life. Experienced builders volunteer their time and services to teach veterans trade skills in construction. Their mission is to provide veterans with new career opportunities and to offer them support during their transition back to civilian life.
When she is not involved with business operations or philanthropic undertakings, Sobia enjoys snowboarding, football, yoga, hiking and spending time with her family and loved ones.
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