As Senior Vice President of Design Services for VanTrust, Bob Carli is responsible for the planning, design and coordination of development projects across all VanTrust offices. This includes coordination and interaction with internal development services team members as well as external team members such as land owners, government agencies, tenants, brokers, architects, engineers, construction managers, and property managers. He is ultimately responsible for the successful execution of each project and its design from initial concept through completion.
Bob was brought up in the architecture business, and worked in his father’s architecture firm through high school, college and post-graduation. In addition to his apprenticeship with his father, Bob has more than 30 years of experience with other companies specializing in design, construction, and real estate development. He has managed all facets of the development process from initial project feasibility through design, construction, and project close-out.
Prior to joining VanTrust, Bob was responsible for the acquisition, design and construction of more than 40 automobile dealerships within the Van Tuyl Group. Bob also spent more than 12 years with Opus West Corporation where he was responsible for the design of more than 21 million square feet of commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and multi-family developments in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and is a past instructor of design and perspective drawing at Rio Hondo College. Bob is a licensed architect in the State of Arizona.