100% People-Focused


Rob Rader

What We Stand For

We are trusted professionals that will roll up our sleeves so you don’t have to anymore. Put the heavy lifting on us.

We want to put our extensive real estate knowledge to work for you.

Call us for a property or portfolio evaluation.

Rob Rader


Accomplishing great things requires a great team. I learned this at a young age as a competitive sailor. My focus on hard work and the use of effective strategies on the water has translated to success in my real estate assignments.

I started in commercial real estate in 2002 during my final year at the University of Southern California and have been creating transactions ever since. I have been a leader and mentor wherever I work and participate.

My clients appreciate my experience, transparency, and ability to achieve the best results for their property or business. I have completed well over 1,000 transactions, ranging in value from tens of thousands up to tens of millions. I work directly on all transaction types for office and industrial properties in Orange County and use my network of strategic partners to build the right team for any other asset types and markets.

I enjoy seeing ideas materialize off a napkin and into reality and believe that taking a completely vacant property to a fully leased project brings a piece of real estate to life. The opportunity to be part of transforming properties, utilizing cutting edge marketing techniques and building teams that accomplish outstanding results has furthered my enthusiasm for commercial real estate.

I live in Newport Beach with my wife and son. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time on the water, sailing and surfing.

W. Eric Paulsen

Chief Executive Officer

I have been in the commercial real estate business since 1988 and have been a financial analyst, investment sales agent, acquisition/disposition officer, co-founder of an online real estate auction company, and regional manager of a commercial real estate firm with over 180 employees providing every possible real estate service.

Throughout my career, I have bought, sold, brokered, auctioned, and/or asset managed over $10B in commercial real estate assets across the nation in every product type, in addition to helping raise $1.25B for a development fund. I had a lot of fun doing it too. I enjoyed the people, the challenges, and the entire experience.

But in every case, I worked for a firm that was either a public company or owned by private equity where the goal was not necessarily to provide the best service or product, but to grow the bottom line. Most decisions were for short term economics and typically did not do any favors for the employees, the asset, nor the client, and that is where I want Topside to make a difference.

Topside Real Estate will be a client and employee focused service provider reinvesting the majority of its revenue back into its people and resources. We want to help our clients maximize the value and efficiency of their real estate holdings, and we want our associates to maximize their earnings and growth potential. Life is too short. We want to create an environment that is service oriented, supportive, successful and have fun while doing it.

Kevin Hanson

Real Estate Advisor and Broker
DRE# 00513198

Kevin Hanson has devoted his career to commercial real estate including distinguishing accomplishments in real estate development and redevelopment, acquisitions, sales, leasing and asset management. His most recent positions are Senior Vice President-Commercial at Engel & Voelkers and Principal at REvision. Previously, Kevin was with LNR Partners –REIS Group in Newport Beach, where he served as Senior Vice President of development and asset management (1998 –

After earning an M.S. degree in Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.S. degree in Finance – Real Estate at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Kevin worked for several real estate development companies in southern California. He is a past chairman of the Orange County District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

Kevin’s specialties include office, industrial, retail, land, mixed-use and multi-family projects. His portfolio has included projects in California, Arizona, and Hawaii as well as in Las Vegas and Denver.

“My experience has spanned a range of real estate disciplines from buying, planning, and developing to leasing, managing and selling in all asset classes across varied markets”.

In all areas, Kevin appreciates the importance of exceptional customer service and is committed to offering the same to clients today.