Monte Cool is an attorney and entrepreneur based in Pismo Beach, CA, with over 25 years of experience in real estate investment. He is Managing Member of Cool Properties LLC, GG Coastal LLC and Nipomo Partners LLC, as well as Chief of Acquisitions at Coastal Community Builders, the largest residential builder on the Central Coast.
Monte graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded his JD at McGeorge School of Law as well as a Certificate in International Law and Human Rights from Universität Salzburg in Austria, bestowed by United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Mr. Cool spent 15 years as a California real estate attorney, specializing in complex real estate transactions, leasing, project finance, contract negotiations, dispute resolution, title issues and risk analysis. Mr. Cool is now an active principal in numerous successful real estate ventures, ranging from residential subdivisions to apartments and commercial centers. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce for 4 years. He was also a founding member of the South County Children’s Exploration Station, and was a Red Cross Volunteer following the hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
When not working or investing with the SLO Seeds, Monte enjoys community events and outdoor activities, from skiing to hiking, paddling and mountain biking.