Custer realized the need for commercial real estate services to help with petrochemical and derivatives companies locating in the Ohio River corridor in anticipation of upstream and downstream activity from the Shell Chemical petroleum cracker plant in Monaca, PA. From this realization Ohio River Corridor, LLC, was born.
Custer brings with him experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including acquisition, disposition and development of office, retail and industrial projects. As an active real estate investor for over 20 years, Custer understands the challenges facing both buyers and sellers in sale and lease transactions. Utilizing his experience from prior businesses, he works to discover critical success factors to develop solutions that meet the needs of both parties. Custer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Kent State University. He is a CCIM and MRICS designee, and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.
Custer was also the owner of Leadership Development Centers, a sales and management firm affiliated with Wilson Learning Corporation. Custer worked with numerous clients throughout northeastern Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina in the area of managerial and sales development. In 2001, the firm was sold in order to focus on real estate ventures.
Prior to real estate investing, Custer was an environmental chemist at Wadsworth/Alert Laboratories (now known as TestAmerica). While at Wadsworth/Alert he was instrumental in meeting the needs of clients as GC/MS analyst, Sr. Project Manager and Assistant Laboratory manager for ten years.
Stanbro has been with NAI Ohio River Corridor since 2017, she was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2019, this allows her to continue development and implementation strategies for all areas of operation. She focuses on sales, leasing and site selection assignments with Custer in Carroll, Columbiana and Tuscarawas counties. She also assists Custer along the Ohio River corridor (Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Panhandle), and the Appalachian Basin for the industrial and office market.
Prior to joining the Bolivar-based firm, Stanbro had considerable sales experience in the motorcycle and automotive industry. Stanbro also has experience operating sole proprietor businesses for 17 years that gives her a unique perspective on clients’ needs and the necessary critical success factors. Laurie and her husband Eric live at Lake Mohawk and have three children. She is a graduate of New Philadelphia High School. She earned her commercial real estate license in 2017 and is a CCIM member, currently working on her CCIM designation, having completed the Foundations and CI-101 courses.
McCombs brings a wealth of commercial real estate experience as the former Facilities Consultant with the Welty Building Company. His responsibilities include insuring professional maintenance of building mechanicals and property condition assessments. McCombs’ background will provide our clients additional insight into the overall condition of their property prior to a sale or lease.
Prior to the Welty Building Company, McCombs spent 30 years teaching IT and systems servicing as a Director of Technology in the public-school system.
McCombs has over 20 years experience in construction along with investing in residential and commercial real estate as part of his personal portfolio. This experience allows him to better understand the needs of our clients, both buyers and sellers, in commercial real estate transactions.
Leon and his wife Shelly live in North Canton, Ohio where they raised four daughters. They are expecting a second grand child soon. As a licensed Captain, Leon and his family enjoy time boating on the Great Lakes. Their boat is docked at Sawmill Creek, Huron Ohio.