About Us

Ron Sprague
Over nearly four decades, Ron Sprague has developed a broad and extensive expertise in nearly every aspect of real estate. In addition to his sales and leasing experience in agricultural, office, industrial, retail, and development land, Ron’s background makes him knowledgeable in more complex transactions such as water and mineral rights. Ron also enjoys serving the community as a Planning Commissioner for the County of Kern and on a statewide committee with the California Department of Water Resources responsible for updating the California Water Plan.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • California Real Estate Agent, Licensee Number 00588230
  • National Association of Realtors (REALTOR®), Member
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR), Member
  • Bakersfield Association of Realtors (BAoR), Member
  • Kern County Planning Commission, Commissioner, 2015 Chairman, 2013 Chairman, 2009 Chairman, & 2005 Chairman
  • California Department of Water Resources, California Water Plan Update 2013, Public Advisory Committee, Member
  • California County Planning Commissioners Association (CCPCA), 2006 Commissioner of the Year, 2008 President
  • City of Bakersfield Planning Commission, Past Commissioner
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Member

Derek Sprague, CCIM
Derek Sprague is a licensed real estate broker focusing on sales and leasing of real property investments across California’s Central Valley. Derek has represented small businesses and national firms in successful transactions of a variety of property types for over a decade. He has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, which is generally awarded to recognized experts who have demonstrated their proficiency of the commercial and investment real estate industry. Derek has advanced his passion for real estate by representing the industry on boards and committees at a local, state, and national level.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration,
    California State University of Bakersfield
  • California Real Estate Broker, Licensee Number 01476480
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Designee
  • REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Honoree, Class of 2015
  • National Association of REALTORS, Member
    • Research Committee, 2014-2015
    • Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board, 2015
  • California Association of REALTORS, 2013 & 2015-2017 Board of Directors
    • Strategic Planning & Finance Committee, 2017-2019 Member
    • Commercial Investment Forum, 2016 Chair
    • Land Use and Environmental Committee, 2013-2014, 2016-2017 Region Liason
    • Transaction and Regulatory Committee, 2015 Region Liason
  • Bakersfield Association of REALTORS, 2017 President-Elect, 2016 Vice President, 2013-2015 Board of Directors
    • Commercial Investment Committee, 2013 Chair
    • Technology Committee, 2016 Chair
    • Young Professionals Network Advisory Board, 2013-2016 Member
  • Kern Leaders Academy, Graduate
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Member
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Member

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