Kevin Ramos

Chief Investment Officer


Kevin is responsible for managing the investment decisions for over 24 million square feet of commercial real estate portfolio valued at more than $1.5 Billion; and oversees the development of approximately $75 to $100 million of projects annually. The portfolio assets are primarily located in the Central Valley of Northern California, El Paso, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is responsible for overseeing new investments and development projects, transaction execution, and portfolio asset management. Kevin has been an integral part of Buzz Oates since 1995.

Prior to joining Buzz Oates, he worked for eight years with the Capital Markets Group of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) where he specialized in the placement of debt and equity capital investments with institutional investors. Kevin has over 30 years of experience and extensive relationships in the Northern California Commercial Real Estate industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Nevada, Reno, in Corporate Finance and Real Estate, and is a Licensed California Real Estate Broker. He also holds memberships with NAIOP, ULI, the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) and Lambda Alpha International. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Power Inn Alliance, St John’s Program for Real Change, and a past Board Chairman of Jesuit High School.

Kevin is a bilateral below the knee amputee; however he strives to be as active as possible. Outside the office, he enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, and snow skiing. Additionally he is a fan of the 49ers, Giants and Sacramento Kings. Kevin resides in the Gold River area of Sacramento County with his wife of over 26 years, Kathleen. They have four children Nicolaus, Frank, Carlin, and Kristen.