About Us

Our Team of agents has over 100 years of combined experience servicing Greater Sacramento and the surrounding areas. We specialize in leasing and sales of retail, office, industrial and restaurant properties. A team approach along with our in-depth analytical and marketing skills provides valued clients with insight and knowledge. We work effectively and efficiently to match your needs and achieve our goal to exceed your expectations.

Laura Krozier, President and CFO

Laura Kozier

Laura is the President and CFO of Associates West Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Her career began in the Bay Area in the real estate department for F.W. Woolworth Co. and later as the first Taco Bell Representative headquartered in Northern California. Since that time, Laura has represented tenants, landlords, buyers, and sellers in a variety of real estate transactions in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Denver market areas.

Laura is very involved in commercial real estate organizations and in 2009 served as President of the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). Laura is also a candidate for the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Management (CCIM) designation. She is a firm believer in continuing education, physical fitness, and mind-challenging opportunities.

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JoAnn Shapiro

JoAnn Shapiro

JoAnn is the Executive Vice President of Associates West Commercial Real Estate, Inc. JoAnn began her real estate career in 1978 in South Orange County and relocated in 1986 to participate in development and sales of several successful real estate projects. She specializes in the sales and leasing of retail, office, restaurant, and investment properties.

JoAnn enjoys working on challenging assignments requiring insight and creativity. She has successfully completed several disposition projects for national and regional chain retailers desiring to sublease their excess space. She believes that her growing business originates from her devotion to honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), Sacramento, California. Active participant in International Council of Shopping Centers (ISCS).

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Tami Krohn

Tami Krohn

Tami joined Associates West Commercial Real Estate as a Leasing and Sales Associate. Prior to joining Associates West, she spent three years as a business broker with Business Team and Century 21 Commercial where she negotiated primarily industrial leases and further developed the specialized skillset needed to assist clients in the buying and selling of small businesses. Tami has served as a business advocate in an intermediary capacity since 1991 when she founded Vital Link Transportation Services, a transportation brokerage company serving all of the US and Canada. Her company was voted the 9th-fastest growing business in the Sacramento area by the Sacramento Business Journal in 1998. She sold her company in 2005.

Tami holds a BA in Speech Communications and a credential to teach English at the secondary level. She has lived in Placer County for over 26 years.

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Brenda Miller

Brenda Miller

Brenda has specialized in the sales and leasing of commercial properties in the Sacramento area for over 20 years. She has represented landlords and tenants in hundreds of leases as well as completing numerous restaurant transactions. She was the top producing sales associate at Parker Stevenson Commercial Brokerage for several years and she also worked at CB Richard Ellis on the national pad program for K-Mart. Brenda's restaurant clients in the Sacramento area include Popeyes Louisiana Chicken & Biscuits, Dairy Queen, Dickey's Barbeque Pit, The Waffle Shop, and Black Bear Diner.

As a member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) and as the Women's Ministry Leader at her church, Brenda's love for serving others and passion for the commercial real estate business have contributed to her great success amongst her clients and peers.

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Noel Smith

Noël Smith

Noël specializes in office, retail, and investment properties. As a resident of the Sacramento area for almost 30 years, she has an extensive knowledge of the area along with many contacts. Her high level of professionalism and integrity has proven to be a benefit for her clients. She has represented landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers in a variety of real estate transactions.

Noël is a member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) and most recently served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. Noël is also a Foundation Board member of the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization and is active with Homeward Bound Golden Retrievers as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has chaired a variety of fundraising events for a multitude of organizations.

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