Aaron Albertson, P.E., is the founding principal at Commercial Development Resources (CDR). Aaron has been working in Southern California for almost 25 years. He started in environmental engineering and quickly transitioning into Land Development during early 2000’s, jumping on the beginnings of the meteoric rise of the real estate and land development boom.
Working at a national multi-unit roll out architecture firm up to 2005, Aaron led the civil engineering efforts for Southern California. He was responsible for design and obtaining permits for retail and restaurant projects, not only in California, but all over the United States. Most Notably, being a part of the development team which took BJ’s Pizza from a local Huntington Beach hang out to a Nationally recognized brand and completing more than 25 Rite Aid’s in Southern California. After gaining exposure to the land development process all over the United States, In 2005, Aaron moved to a boutique Newport Beach land development company. As a Development Manager working directly for the equity partners his major role was within the Rite Aid preferred development program to represent ownership to steward the consultants in obtaining permits, construction management, and Certificate of Occupancy.
Aaron founded CDR in 2007, as a response to the real estate downturn and developers outsourcing development program management. Over the past 17 years, CDR has transformed from a Development Management consulting firm to a leader in civil engineering focusing on private land development in the commercial sector. In 2020, CDR introduce Dry Utility Services to compliment their existing services. Aaron has led CDR’s efforts, which has solidified a core group of repeat clients, based on timely and bottom line driven results and engineering solutions.
Aaron played football at the United States Air Force Academy and received his civil engineering degree at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Aaron resides in Newport Beach, California, with his wife and three boys. He loves coaching flag football, fishing for anything anywhere, snow skiing, weightlifting, and hang’n out at the beach.