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CORE Utah Real Estate is proud to be a successful, privately-owned real estate brokerage in Utah.  We are dedicated to building positive long-term relationships with businesses, property owners, and investors.  We understand that conducting ourselves with expertise, integrity, and diligence is the best way to cultivate the invaluable relationships we have with the people with whom we work.  We love to create opportunities for our clients which is represented within the acronym of our name CORE (Creating Opportunities in Real Estate).

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    aaron cook

    Aaron is a seasoned commercial real estate authority and is the Owner and Principal Broker of CORE Utah Real Estate.  He is an expert in market trends and prides himself in negotiating the best deals for his clients. He has negotiated hundreds of commercial real estate transactions throughout his career.

    In 1999, Aaron Graduated from the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Marketing.  He then earned his MBA degree from Utah State University.

    Aaron began his Real Estate Career in 2002 at Thanksgiving Property Group, in Provo Utah, where he earned the “Rookie of the Year Award” for his quick success in commercial real estate.  Aaron was also a commercial agent and leading producer for NAI Utah and Spire Realty Group.  Aaron has vast experience with negotiating office, industrial, retail, and commercial investment transactions.

    Aaron is happily married with 5 daughters and 1 son.

    Phone: 801-787-7255   Email: aaron@coreutah.com

    kevin ford

    Kevin has a passion for many components of real estate, and has been an active commercial real estate broker for over 10 years. During this time, Kevin has completed over 400 lease or purchase transactions, on behalf of tenants, landlords, and investors. He has sold multiple investment properties, and has personally created financial analyses showing property cash flows, internal rate of return, cash-on-cash, and net present value. Kevin is familiar with how to analyze scenarios to help organizations decide whether to purchase or lease. He is competent at financially comparing corporate options for properties they currently own, and whether to hold and wait for a better market position, hold and refinance, or sell and exchange.

    Kevin has a bachelors of science in finance, with a real estate emphasis, from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member(CCIM). The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate essential real estate skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user lease decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. Only 6% of commercial real estate practitioners worldwide hold this designation. Completion of the CCIM establishes expertise in the ability to advise tenants, landlords, and investors.

    Kevin has worked with various city zoning commissions to achieve the proper zoning status for land acquisitions. Kevin has also worked on multiple LDS Church transactions, as they are one of the largest and most demanding groups in the world.

    Kevin enjoys golf, toastmasters, and traveling. His beautiful wife, Kyla, are the parents of two sons, and one daughter.

    If you have any commercial leasing, purchasing, or sales needs, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or text Kevin anytime. He would be happy to be of service to you, or anyone you would be kind enough to refer his way.

    Phone:801-473-6519     Email: kevin@coreutah.com

    I have been in residential real estate for two decades, but found that I knew nothing about commercial real estate. Enter Aaron Cook. This guy is amazing! From initial concept to building out the finishing touches and leasing out our extra space, Aaron made it all happen. I am so grateful for his expertise.

    Jeremy Plouzek - Superior Lending, Owner

    Kevin and Aaron are exactly the kind of people I like to work with- they always make themselves available, they get in to show properties on a moment’s notice, and they worked hard for us to find properties that weren’t even on the market yet. Beyond they they’re honest and ethical, highly recommend!

    Ryan Crawford - Crawford Engineering Services, Owner

    We have worked with Kevin on several occasions. He has helped us find multiple office spaces for our business and also helped find our home. He is super knowledgable, trustworthy and proactive. He has also given us great referrals to an amazing accountant, and floor guy. He goes above and beyond and I would recommend him to everyone!

    Mackenzie Tinoco - Mexistuff, Owner

    I’ve worked with Kevin Ford on multiple transactions and have been very impressed. Great work ethic and very knowledgeable! The whole team at Core UTAH are top notch professionals!

    K M

    Aaron has been helping me get a commercial condo for my business. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to help me with such a huge purchase for my business. You can trust Aaron will take good care of you.

    Ryan Jones - AFI, Owner

    They were very professional and great at communicating. They care about their clients! I highly recommend using them.

    Janet Lunt - GT Title, Branch Manager

    Super helpful, patient, and understanding. Always working to get the best for us whatever we need. Has helped our company through multiple office locations.

    Matson Tanner - Foreup Golf, COO

    Kevin is always very quick to respond and represents our best interests well.

    J.W. Davies - Davies Allen PC, Owner

    They helped us find the perfect place and at a great price!

    Benjamin Chambers - Lakanto, CFO

    Aaron with Core Realty was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with the surrounding area. He really had my best interest in mind and I’d highly recommend him for finding a property.

    Shawn Allred - Silverado Electric, Owner

    Great company that provides a great experience from start to finish!

    Jake Martinez - Eckles Paving, VP Sales

    “Thank you Kevin!  I appreciate your hard work in helping me find a building for our expansion needs.  I know the availability of this 60,000 SF building was not known to most brokers, and thanks to your keen awareness of the market, you discovered that this building was being internally marketed by 84 Lumber and brought it to my attention.  Thank you for working with me until I was able to secure funding for this purchase…without your expertise, negotiation skills, and patience, I don’t think we would have closed.  This purchase will allow me to take our business to the next level.  I would highly recommend your team to anyone with commercial real estate needs.”

    Dave Ricard – Wasatch Truss, CEO

    Kevin Ford has been the commercial broker for me and several of my corporations for the past 5 years.  During that time, he has assisted us in finding, negotiating, purchasing, and selling light industrial properties.  Throughout all of our transactions, Kevin has exhibited a professional demeanor including exceptional skills in communications.  At this time, I would not consider using anyone else for my commercial property needs.

    Randy Young - Promark, Owner

    These guys were amazing to work with.  They both went above and beyond.  Thanks for getting our deal done.

    Dave Southam, Southam and Associates, Owner

    Kevin is a pro. Excellent experience working with him. Super responsive, very knowledgeable about allthings commercial real estate. He handled everything from day one to finalizing the lease and all thenegotiations in between. Fast and friendly and extremely easy to work with.

    Dallan Moody, Disruptive Advertising, CFO

    Kevin has provided me exactly what I need on multiple occasions including purchasing a multi million dollar building and leasing some great space.

    Kris Krohn, Limitless, Owner

    “I have loved working with Kevin on multiple office building leases. He’s done a fantastic job at finding justtheright solution for my business each time and helped us maintain the flexibility needed while we’ve been growing.”

    Jake Baadsgaard, Disruptive Advertising, Owner & CEO

    “Kevin Ford is a top-notch deal-maker. He is easy to work with and makes deals happen quickly. If you are in the market for a broker to represent you for a new lease, Kevin is a great choice.”

    Scott Gifford, St Johns Properties, Asset Manager

    A quick shout out to a good friend of mine and a darn fine commercial real estate agent. I have known Aaron Cook for nearly all of my career. We have worked to get her and he has schooled me on the golf course a time or two (or all of them). He has a wealth of knowledge as a commercial real estate agent, a leader, an entrepreneur, a father, and a mentor. His accomplishments speak for themselves, but the part that impresses me the most about Aaron is he is genuine. In our world today, that feels like a rare trait. If you are in the market for a commercial agent, you can’t miss with Aaron and Core Utah Real Estate”

    Shane Phippen, Inside Out Furniture

    Aaron and Kevin found the perfect buyer for us and made the process very easy. We couldn’t have found this buyer ourselves. Couldn’t have asked for a better result.

    Trey Hills

    We’ve never used a leasing buyers agent until we met Kevin. He made the process of finding the best office so much easier than trying to do it on our own. He’s really responsive and listens to the buyers and their needs and finds all of the best available properties. We will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks Kev!

    Kevin Arthur – CentraCom

    We hired Core to sell a studio we hadn’t been able to sell for months. They found us the perfect buyer and we couldn’t be more happy with their results! Highly recommend them!

    Jessica Hills

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