JOHN H. RENKEN, MAI
President / Broker
John H. RenkenAfter his graduation from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration emp. Real Estate Finance, John spent four years with a national real estate firm before founding The Renken Company, a full-service real estate company providing an array of services to the commercial real estate industry, including partnership syndication, brokerage, property management, real estate appraisals, and consulting.
John’s passion for real estate and vast experience of over 25 years in brokerage, property management, and appraisals of all types of assets has given him a unique and diverse perspective of the commercial real estate industry. Much of his expertise focuses on consulting real estate investors in the buying, selling, or growth/expansion of their real estate investments. John directs and oversees all aspects of company operations, including guiding brokerage transactions, setting property management operations, spearheading all appraisal reporting, and consulting clients in the acquisition, growth, and disposition of their investments. To date, he has procured both real estate acquisitions valued at over $125Million under his leadership, The Renken Company manages a portfolio valued in excess of $1Billion and appraises over $500Million in commercial real estate annually.
In addition to his real estate endeavors, John was a Co-Founder and Director of Stellar Business Bank in 2007. As Co-Founder, John was directly involved in capitalizing the bank and helped navigate through the arduous State and Federal approval process. During his time with the bank, John Chaired the Asset/Liability Committee and served on its Loan Committee until the bank merged with Alta Pacific Bank in 2012 and most recently, Banner Bank in November 2019.
As a result of his expertise, John is a sought-after expert witness and guest speaker for multiple local institutions and organizations. He also currently holds board positions with privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to serving on several boards and being actively involved in the Claremont community, Mr. Renken has been a guest speaker for the Citizens Business Bank College Program and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Inland Empire Division.
In his free time, John is a fitness enthusiast, participating in prominent events like the Boston Marathon (5-time finisher), the New York and Chicago Marathons, and Half Ironman’s in 2018 and 2019, among many others. John is married to his wife of 25 years, Kelly, and has three adult children, all of which are or have been collegiate athletes at the leading universities of Washington University in St.Louis, the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business), and the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business).
John H. Renken, MAI
Kelly M. Arft, CPM
Vice President and Senior Property Manager
Bobby Del Real
Vice President of Real Estate Operations
Executive Administrator/Office Manager
“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ~ Knute Rockne
The Renken Company is a full-service real estate company with over 25 years of experience in brokering, managing, and appraising commercial, industrial, retail, vacant land, and multi-family residential properties throughout Southern California. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our professionals.
The Renken Company492 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, California 91711