Brooks is a fourth generation real estate agent. His family founded a real estate company in Ocean City, NJ in 1928, Hager Real Estate. Hager was later sold to Prudential Real Estate in 2007.
In 1987 Brooks moved to Coronado, CA and has remained in Southern California ever since having great knowledge of every coastal community between the border and Los Angeles, specifically North County San Diego. He first started working as a Realtor out of college in 1995 in Hermosa Beach in South Bay Los Angeles while attending UCLA’s Real Estate Appraisal program.
Brooks is a graduate of San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Economics. He is also a Graduating Founder of the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and start up launch program, the Founder Institute. He has founded companies including Nautical Wealth Management and the Craft Sourcing Collective, a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) for the booming craft beverage industry in San Diego since after a long career in Wealth Management, primarily with Morgan Stanley, before going independent.
Brooks has been a Personal Financial Adviser for 25 years, having worked for and later partnering with real estate developers and a family owned hotel operator to pursue large scale convention center hotels and resorts built around wave park technology in Los Angeles and North Texas as Cardiff Capital Partners. He is now a partner in the Las Vegas Wave Group, LLC developing the world’s largest wave park resort in Las Vegas. Brooks has a deep understanding of real estate development and investment including Opportunity Zone Funds, Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs), 1031 Exchanges, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Cost Segregation Analysis.
You could say that real estate runs in his blood and Brooks appreciates working with investors, as well as residential buyers and sellers, having an intimate understanding of real estate, economics and global capital markets.
Brooks has sat on numerous boards over the years including Start Up Circle, as well as Vice President of the Board of Directors of both the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD) and San Diego Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) where he was honored as the 2010 United Way Combined Health Agencies (CHA) Volunteer of the Year in San Diego.
Brooks is an avid tennis player, snowboarder and surfer where he can be often found with his family, Golsa, Gavin, Brooklyn and Jordan at the world-renowned beaches right here in North County San Diego.
We cannot recommend Aaron highly enough. He made navigating, an otherwise stressful move from Texas to California, much easier for us. We had only visited San Diego ...
Jordan Beal is an incredible agent. We started our San Diego and Solana Beach search two and a half years back and by chance got connected with Jordan. He patiently ...
Anastasia was a dream to work with! She was always very responsive to my calls, texts, emails, and answering all my “first-time homebuyer” questions. In the crazy ma...