Commercial Real Estate & Development Services, Inc.


Company Profile

TIERRA WEST Commercial Real Estate & Development Services, Inc. (TWC) is a dynamic real estate services firm that specializes in the sale, leasing, analysis, management and development of investment grade properties. TWC also provides specialized development services and valuation analyses to a wide range of clientele throughout much of Southern California.

The  current principle and managing broker of TIERRA WEST Commercial Real Estate & Development Services, Inc. is now Donald E. Bender. As a co-founder and former partner D. Brian Shumway provides real estate sale, leasing and analytical expertise. Combined, both Mr. Bender and Mr. Shumway possess over 60 years of professional real estate expertise. Areas of specialized real estate services presently offered by or through TIERRA WEST Commercial include:

  • Investment property sales

  • Property management & leasing

  • Appraisal and evaluation reports

  • Market data research services

  • Litigation support & expert witness

  • Entitlement assistance and consulting

  • Development and project management

  • Project feasibility and market studies

  • Investment and pro forma analyses

  • Right-of-way & relocation assistance

TIERRA WEST Commercial has provided a wide range of services to both the public and private sectors. Professional services have included a wide spectrum of investment property types including master planned communities, shopping centers, commercial and retail outlets, professional office buildings, residential subdivisions, industrial parks, hotels/motels, resorts and recreational facilities, golf courses, multi-family projects, mobile home parks, and special use properties.

The primary goal and objective of TWC is to provide the highest level of integrity and professionalism in assisting our clientele with a comprehensive array of real estate services. TWC is committed to "leading edge" professional services and has the ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex real estate problems; all through a single source. TWC is also able to provide an unparalleled level of "value added" hands-on experience to a wide range of services and property types.

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Donald E. Bender, President-CEO

President-CEO of TIERRA WEST Commercial Real Estate & Development Services, Inc.
Managing Real Estate Broker
General Contractor & Builder
Developer & Project Manager

Mr. Bender is the President-CEO and managing broker of TIERRA WEST Commercial Real Estate &  Development Services, Inc. (TWC). Mr. Bender has over 30 years of diverse professional experience in the real estate and property development industry. Mr. Bender specializes commercial/retail, industrial and investment real estate as well as land brokerage and development property transactions.

Don is a veteran of the construction and development industry possessing a very diverse background and extensive depth of knowledge associated with owning and operating a commercial construction company for over 15 years and has "hands-on" experience in all phases of commercial, industrial and residential construction. As Principal-in-Charge, Don's expertise was directly responsible for, but not limited to, company management and operations, bidding and securing contracts, construction estimating, permit processing, inspections, building construction, budget control, quality control, installation of project infrastructure and site improvements, coordination of engineers, architects, sub contractors, utility companies and municipalities, governmental agencies and various other consultants. As prime general contractor, Don has successfully completed a large portfolio of quality construction and development projects for city, state and federal governments, investors, developers, and private individuals.

Prior to originating TWC, Don was the principle broker/manager of the commercial division of Coldwell Banker in Hemet for almost 8 years where he retained a highly successful tract record of closing multi-million dollar sales volumes annually, combining over $75 million dollars in transactions.

His extensive construction and development expertise along with his specialized education and experience in commercial real estate has culminated the successful brokerage of many commercial property transactions as well as acquisitions and sales for builders and developers which often required acting as their liaison to governmental agencies for processing and securing zone changes and development entitlements. Additionally, his services also involved predevelopment site selection, due diligence investigations and analysis, which included market studies and financial feasibility analysis, for various development projects.

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TIERRA WEST Appraisal & Land Use Dynamics, Inc.

D. Brian Shumway, CGREA

President-CEO of TIERRA WEST Appraisal & Land Use Dynamics, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (CA #AG006343)
Project Manager

Mr. Shumway is a founding partner of Tierra West Commercial which was converted to a California Corporation now under the direction and ownership of Mr. Don Bender. Mr. Shumway is also the founder and President-CEO of TIERRA WEST Appraisal & Land Use Dynamics, Inc. which provides real estate valuation and analytical services throughout Southern California. Mr. Shumway has nearly 30 years of real estate experience with specialization in real estate appraisal, development, project management, entitlement processing, site selection and development, feasibility analysis, fiscal impact studies, land use analyses, economic development, market data trend research, statistical analysis and pro forma modeling.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shumway has conducted real estate valuation studies throughout the Western United States but now concentrates his efforts in the Southern California market area. Brian's professional expertise and specialization in real estate appraisal is sought by numerous clientele from both the private and public sectors including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Resolution Trust Corp., Small Business Administration, United States Department of the Interior, along with numerous city, county, and state entities inclusive of various public utility and municipal service entities such as Southern California Edison, Metropolitan Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District. Private sector clients include numerous corporate entities, financial institutions, law firms, trust, credit unions, etc. Services has been performed for a variety of purposes including mortgage financing, acquisition and disposition, estates and trusts, dissolution and division of interested, foreclosures, taxation and tax appeals, eminent domain, right-of-ways, development, bond financing, etc.

Mr. Shumway has performed appraisal and related studies for virtually most all types of real estate including general commercial, professional office, service commercial and retail, shopping centers and malls, industrial complexes, R&D parks, multi-family apartments, single-family tracts, mixed-use projects and specific plans along with numerous "special use" properties including, but not limited to, golf courses, tennis and racquetball facilities, resorts, radio stations, nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, surgical centers, equestrian facilities, RV and mobile home parks, service stations, car washes, automotive repair/service centers, banks, restaurants, hotels and motels, private and public schools, government and public use buildings, contaminated properties and environmentally sensitive sites.

Mr. Shumway has provided expert witness testimony in both State and Federal Courts including Superior and Bankruptcy Courts for a variety of public and private sector clients. Mr. Shumway and his firm was selected by the Metropolitan Water District as the lead entity that provided data research and clearing-house support services during the Diamond Valley Lake property acquisition process.

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The following is a partial list of selected clientele who have utilized professional real estate services by one or more of the managing partners and principals of TIERRA WEST Commercial.

Adobe Savings Bank
American Savings Bank
Bank of Buffalo Lake
Bank of California
Bank of Hemet
Bank of Palm Springs
Bank of San Francisco
Bank of the West
California Federal Bank
California State Bank
Carver Savings & Loan
Citicorp Savings
City Federal Savings Bank
Coast Savings Bank
Executive Savings
First Interstate Bank
First National Bank
First Nationwide Bank
First Security Bank of Utah
First Trust Bank
Frontier Bank
Hemet Federal Savings & Loan
Home Federal Savings
Independence Savings & Loan
Inland Empire National Bank
Inland Savings & Loan
La Jolla Savings Bank
Landmark Bank
North America Savings & Loan
Northeast Savings
Omni Bank
Overland Bank
Pacific Coast Savings & Loan
Palm Springs Savings Bank
Provident Federal Savings
Redlands Federal Savings & Loan
Scripps Bank
Secure Savings & Loan
Southwest Bank
State Savings & Loan
Surety Federal Savings
Tokai Bank of California
Union Bank
United California Savings Bank
Valley Bank
Valley Merchants Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
Western Financial Savings Bank
California State Dept. of Transportation
City of Hemet
City of Palm Springs
City of Perris Redevelopment Agency
City of San Jacinto
Los Angeles Police Department
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (FHLMC)
Resolution Trust Corp. (RTC)
Riverside County
United States Department of the Interior
United States Small Business Administration
Eastern Municipal Water District
Metropolitan Water District
Southern California Edison
AMCAST Aerospace Products
Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co.
Cal Gas Corporation
Congregate Lifestyles, Inc.
E.F. Hutton
Farmers Insurance Group
Founders Title Group
Goodwin & Sons, Inc.
Goodyear Corporation
Hemet Hospice / Ramona VNA
Hope Trust Deed Company
Hughes Aircraft Corporation
Lockheed Corporation
Merrill Lynch
National Health Labs, Inc.
Precision Aerotech, Inc.
Spartan Oil Corporation
Hemet Unified School District
Perris School District
Romoland School District
San Jacinto Unified School District
City of Riverside Redevelopment Dist.
Valley Wide Parks & Rec. District


Andersen, Goldberg & Waldron
Arias & Ozzello
Avila & Putnam
Barton, Klugman & Oetting
Best, Best & Krieger
Deloitte & Touche
Holzka, Donahue & Nerlino
Markman, Arcyznski, Hanson & King
Redwine and Sherrill
Swan, Carpenter & Wallis
Thomas, Luebs & Mort
Wilson, Evan & Silver
Arthofer Development
California Ranch Homes
Coldwell Banker
ColRich Communities
Chaparral Development, Inc.
Emblem Development Corp.
Enterprise Development
Forecast Development
DHJ Farwest Development
Hall & Associates, Inc.
I.S. Properties
Jones Development Company
Monnig Development, Inc.
National Properties Group
Pacific West Homes
Peacock Financial Corp.
Pridemark Homes, Inc.
Pavilion Homes, Inc.
Pan American Land Development, Inc.
Pacesetter Homes, Inc.
Premier Homes
Richmond American Homes
Santa Anita Development
Southcoast Community Development
Stonefield Development
Tibbitts Investment Company
Preadium Development
Pacific Development
RANCON Real Estate
Warren Companies
West Orient Investments, Inc.


4110 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544

TEL: (951) 929-1000 / TEL: (800) 927-1706 

FAX: (951) 929-1040



Don Bender, President-CEO

Managing Broker

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D. Brian Shumway








Revised: March 02, 2010 by DBS