About Corner Realty
Corner Realty was formed in 2017 to provide the same expertise and service from Corner Capital to independent store operators, serving as a full-service digital retail exchange for retail operators and retail real estate.
The principals of Corner Realty bring over 150 years of direct industry experience in Downstream Energy transactions, operations, real estate, and fuel supply. Our expertise extends to other retail channels including car washes, restaurants, auto service facilities, and many other retail channels.
Our team is committed to providing maximum value to our clients through the combination of local and national experts, delivering qualified buyers for each property listed on the Corner Realty website. Through this national regional expertise, we create a winning proposition for sellers and buyers in our industry.
Corner Realty Team
Mike Bohnert, Managing Director
Mike Bohnert joined Corner Realty with 30 years of major integrated oil company experience. Mike advises clients on company sales, divestitures, acquisitions, accelerated development, market conversions from direct to wholesale, market withdrawals and strategic planning. The majority of the transactions being downstream energy companies involved in petroleum marketing and convenience retailing, wholesale fuels distribution and oil distribution. Throughout his career, Mike has managed and overseen business transactions exceeding $1.5 billion for clients such as: GE Capital, Sunoco, BP, Costco, Home Depot, and involved with bankruptcy liquidations for Swifty Serve and Clark Retail.
Mike holds a B.S. Degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara; and, an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mike is a licensed real estate broker in California. Other Training: Brand Management & Market Segmentation (Kellogg School of Business), Productivity through Change Management (Pritchett & Assoc.), Individual Leadership Development (Saville ; Holdsworth, Ld.), Managing Development and Valuing Diversity (J. Howard ; Assoc.), Media & Public Relations Management (Guthrie ; Mayes). Human Relations, Project Management, Sales and Negotiations (Dale Carnegie).
Mike enjoys volunteering for youth baseball programs throughout the U.S. to give all kids the opportunity to play the game. Mike is also actively involved with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County. Mike, his wife, and two sons reside in Carlsbad, CA.
Randy Toth, Senior Associate
Randall began his career in 1984 with Suntronics; they were the manufacturers of the first Point of Sale system for the downstream energy industry; he handled the major oil companies and set up a sales and service distribution network in the USA. From there, he went to work for Tokheim, based in Ft Wayne, IN. He covered many positions from product managing to distribution and handling the major oil companies. Fun Fact: He was involved in training and installing at Arco, BP, and Getty Petroleum the first card readers and cash acceptors in the USA.
As Tokheim closed, Randall moved into the power side of the downstream energy sector and went to work for ONEAC. His responsibilities at ONEAC included working with all the industries that are using electronic equipment to run their businesses. These industries are, but not limited to. (Down Stream Energy, medical, hospitality, Semi, Financial, industrial, and governmental).
Randall then focused on the downstream energy real estate market. Working with NRC as a developer, he secured the Sunoco account and started working alongside Michael Bohnert working the BP/Arco, Swifty Serve, Clark Petroleum accounts. Recently, Randall was involved with the Energy Exchange Company as an account developer before joining Corner Realty.
Randall received his education from Porter Chester and The University of Phoenix; he holds a degree in computer electronics. Randall and his wife of 35 years reside in New England, and they have four adult children, two in New England and two in Maui, HI.
William Hartshorn, Net Lease Specialist
Will Hartshorn began his career as a commercial real estate broker at Sands Investment Group where he focused exclusively on the downstream energy sector across the country. Throughout his career, he has advised operators, distributors, developers and private investors with their acquisition, disposition and development projects. He specializes in sale leaseback financing, site selection and 1031 exchange engagements within the c-store and travel center industry.
Will previously worked for Strategic Investment Group, an investment management firm based in D.C., on their risk management and real estate private equity teams. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Wake Forest University.
Andy Weber, Managing Partner
Andy Weber began his career at Shell Oil Company, serving in various sales and marketing management capacities, responsible for Shell's investments in dealer and company-operated retail markets including New Orleans, Birmingham, and Chicago. Subsequent to Shell Oil, Andy served as an international consultant in Arthur D. Little's Global Energy Practice, with a principal responsibility for the downstream strategy practice. He and his team developed the Dynamic Brand Management practice model for ADL's marketing practice, and utilized the methodology for country and market entries for multi-national energy companies including BP, Mobil, and Kuwait Petroleum in Asia and the United States.
Prior to founding Corner Capital and Corner Realty, Andy spent 10 years at Roundtree Capital, a private equity group in Santa Barbara. During this time, Andy was a principal in the company and served as CFO and President with overall responsibilities for the growth of the business from 100 to 230 convenience stores, while distributing motor fuels for Chevron, BP, Fina, Mobil, and Marathon. Outside the retail industry, he conducted Roundtree's M & A and Treasury activity in its food manufacturing investments.
Andy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Rice University. He has been active in the Santa Barbara community, serving on the Boards of Old Spanish Days, Montecito YMCA, All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and recently relocated the company to Austin, Texas. Andy has two daughters graduated from UC Berkeley and University of Kansas.
Carl Ray Polk, Principal
Carl Ray began his career with his family business Polk Oil Co., Inc., located in Lufkin, Texas and founded in 1937. Through his early career, Carl Ray ran a number of business units including lubricants distribution, convenience retailing, QSR management, and wholesale fuels distribution for Exxon, Mobil, and Texaco.
Carl Ray conducted a buyout of the family company and later sold the company to Brookshire Brothers, LTD in 2007. Subsequent to the sale, Carl Ray served as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors. He is the Past Board Chair of the Texas Petroleum Marketers Association, a member of Coca Cola's National Retailers Council, served on several national
committees for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and is Past Chairman of the Board of Lufkin's Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed by Governor George W. Bush to the Angelina Neches River Authority where he served a six-year term.
Carl Ray received his education from Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Austin, with additional studies in the Mergers and Acquisition Program through the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.