“An organization’s workplace, whether leased or purchased, is its second highest annual business expense.”

Craig Irving 

The Irving Group President


Founder & CEO

Dedicated to San Diego commercial real estate for over 30 years, Craig Irving founded The Irving Group in 1989. He was a pioneer in establishing tenant and buyer representation as an exclusive trade and has represented some of the largest and most complex corporate lease and purchase transactions in San Diego County. He is widely considered one of the top negotiators and brokers in the region.
A 3rd generation San Diegan, Irving is equally known for his contributions to our local community. He has personally raised more than $1 million for the U.S. Marine Corps and more than $4 million for the Naval Special Warfare Community. But he doesn’t just raise money for worthwhile charities, he also donates his own money, and most importantly, selflessly gives his time and experience as a leader to a variety of local nonprofits. In 2009, he founded, the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation, providing financial support and vital programs to the families of Navy SEALs.
Irving is a graduate of the University of Southern California.



Nick Norris has aligned his professional career on one foundational area: reputation. He has a remarkable professional history of uncompromising principles, moral courage, and tireless work ethic, and he brings these values to his representation of buyers and tenants in San Diego. Norris’s dedication to the accomplishment of his client’s goals creates material value and differentiates himself within a highly competitive industry.
Prior to joining The Irving Group, Norris served in progressively higher positions of leadership within the United States Navy Sea Air and Land (SEAL) Teams. Norris is a decorated combat veteran and has led SEAL units in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon completion of his 2010 deployment, Norris served as the Officer in Charge of SEAL Qualification Training and was directly accountable for the production of new SEALs entering the Naval Special Warfare community.
Norris is originally from Chicago and received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, and his Master of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego. He resides in North Park with his wife and two children.


Vice President

As a former real estate and business attorney, Scott brings an acute attention to detail and unique set of skills and knowledge to his representation of tenants and buyers. His extensive knowledge of lease and purchase contracts, as well as his holistic focus on achieving short-term real estate solutions to work with client’s long-term goals, have quickly elevated him to one of the more respected and professional brokers in San Diego county.
A 3rd generation San Diegan, Scott is a passionate advocate for the city of San Diego and frequently volunteers in the community, serving on the Board of Jewish Family Service, and on various Committees of Start-up San Diego, the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the Anti-Defamation League, and Lawyer’s Club.
Schindler received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona, and his Juris Doctorate with a focus on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona. He resides in Downtown San Diego.