Our mission is to assist apartment owners maximize value and bottom-line return by offering the industry’s most effective marketing strategies, capital solutions & market insight while providing high-level transactional execution.

Apartment Realty Group (ARG) is San Diego-based, and is locally owned and operated. We are not headquartered in New York or Chicago, and we don’t report to Wall Street. We are a privately-held boutique commercial real estate and multifamily brokerage firm with a track record of providing value-added investment real estate services to apartment owners, multifamily developers and investors.

Clients rely on our research, market knowledge, product specialization and transactional expertise to formulate and execute their investment objectives. We possess the experience to work through complex issues related to underwriting, deal structure, financing, market analysis, contract negotiations, and due diligence. Clients interested in selling benefit from our exclusive network and marketing platform that targets local, regional and national investors.

No matter the size or complexity of the property – we are equipped with the resources and the experience to maximize value for multifamily property owners of any size.

“We believe in putting the client first.”


San Diego Multifamily Brokers

Our Multifamily Brokerage Team

James V. Carter

Senior Managing PARTNER/Broker

Angelo La Bruna


Anastasia Duboshina

Senior Investment Associate

Gary Urtiaga

Senior Vice President

Nick Rakela

Investment Associate


We are focused on the success of our clients and committed to the highest level of personalized service. Our goal is to truly understand our client’s objectives, execute a tailored game plan and exceed all expectations.
James sold three investment properties for my family. Each property was unique and required a slightly different marketing and negotiating approach. James excelled in the process, managing it all very effectively. What impressed me the most about James was his tenacity, work ethic, and I always felt like he was looking out after our interest. Great qualities.
Dennis Cruzan
We are very pleased to have completed three successful transactions with James, including a 1031 exchange. James was very professional, knowledgeable, and patient showing us numerous properties in a highly competitive real estate market. They kept our interests at the forefront, demonstrating the expertise and honesty to recommend whether a property did or did not make financial sense. Further, they negotiated very good terms and prices for the property we sold and properties we purchased. We certainly hope we have another occasion to work with them again soon.
A.M. Weller and D. Gruen
James Carter represented my wife and I in the sale of our five unit San Diego apartment building. James was very professional from our very first meeting and provided excellent follow-up throughout the entire transaction. We were very pleased with the service James of Apartment Realty Group provided. We would recommend their services.
M. Townsend
As a sincere note, the best gift you gave me was your professionalism and your help all along this process.
C. Fremont
Thanks for staying on top of the escrow process. Your diligence and persistence has paid off in getting this property sold. We appreciate all your effort and hard work. Hope we’ll do business again.
N. Khan
As a real estate and construction professional myself over the last 25 years, I have come to understand and appreciate the high value of service efficiency and the timely impacts of market expertise; James Carter delivers both professionally and respectfully as your Apartment Real Estate Broker. He recently represented me in the sale of one of our apartment buildings. He was steadfast and diligent and didn’t sweat the small stuff like so many others in this ever changing real estate industry. He communicated the plan, navigated the process and aligned the right team members to insure a successful and timely closing of my escrow. James didn’t hand me off to a new agent, divide the work of selling my property amongst several agents, or tell me something I wanted to hear just to secure my listing, like so many others proposed to do prior to choosing James Carter of ARG as my Real Estate Broker. Instead James demonstrated why Apartment Realty Group exceeds industry standards and more importantly exceeded my expectations; and therefore will be the Real Estate Broker of choice for my next apartment transaction in San Diego.
Kreigan Brink
Dear James, We didn’t want any more time to go by without telling you how much we appreciate your excellent service! You did a lot of great things to facilitate the closing! Having a cash buyer eliminated the financing process, and your calm reassurances… were all paramount to the deal. Thank you very much!!!
M. Powell
I had previously listed the property with another broker for eight months with very little activity and no solid offers. I do not live in California, …James gave me a time frame of two to three month for a possible sale. Everything he told me proved to be true. James was courteous, friendly and showed professional integrity in all of his dealing with me. I would not hesitate to recommend him. I did, in fact, recommend him to my brother.
I have worked with James Carter on multiple apartment transactions, and I consider James an expert in the multifamily market and a true professional. His group continues to be my main source of information and access to the market.
M. Covarrubias
Please feel free to use me as a reference at any time. I can attest to your outstanding service and market knowledge. It was a pleasure working with you, thanks again.
C. Lafornara
Our ARG agent is James Carter who we found to be a motivated, hard-working professional that guided the sale of our apartment building throughout the process. He brought the buyer to the table within one week of us signing the listing agreement. He was readily available to us and moved the deal along quickly to the conclusion. James also assisted us with the two associated 1-31 exchanges that required he monitor our 3 concurrent escrows. ARG used a top title company and exchange services. We will trust ARG with future business.
Lynn S
Your expertise and insight were critical in assisting our family in the sale of our apartment building. We were impressed with your professional, responsive and hands-on approach to doing business. We were extremely pleased with your services, thank you.
A. D’Agostini
James represented my parents in the sale of a multi-family asset and we were very pleased with his services. James demonstrated a high level of experience and skills that were highly beneficial in disposing of the asset. Throughout the process of working with James, we found him to be well organized, diligent, easily accessible, and always on time. He was trustworthy and a complete pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend James Carter’s services and would be available to speak with anyone wishing to hire him.
Dennis Cruzan
After carefully interviewing a number of brokers, I selected James Carter because his positive and confident attitude. He assured me the price I was asking was attainable. He proved to be correct in getting the price I was asking. All three other brokers thought I was asking too much. Mr. Carter assisted me in selling an apartment complex in Chula Vista (San Diego) and utilized a 1031 exchange to move my equity into a Single-tenant Dollar General store secured by a corporate guaranty 15-year triple-net lease. Please use me as a reference at any time. I can attest to your outstanding service and market knowledge. It was a pleasure working with you.
Thank you for your hard work and terrific efforts; we would highly recommend your services. We look forward to our continued relationship and look forward to working with you on the next transaction.
D. Millstone
I have found James and his staff to be both helpful in negotiation successful transactions, as well as dealing efficiently in managing my clients’ expectations.
James Carter has represented us with 6 properties so far and we are very impressed by his integrity, flexibility and knowledge of the market.