emerged as a leading Southern California regional construction and real estate investment firm.
1970 - 1980
A joint venture was consummated with Southern Pacific Railroad with Birtcher
serving as the exclusive in-house real estate development company.
Properties owned and under development were located in 17 states and included office, retail, industrial, R&D, mixed-use and master-planned commercial communities.
1981 - 1988
evolved into a national real estate construction, development and management service company.
It also created and marketed in excess of $200 million of public limited partnerships for real estate investment and formed a substantial pension advisory fund with Smith Barney
This activity resulted in Birtcher
broadening the scope of its asset and property management business to encompass more than 20 million square feet and instituting a new profit center responsible for portfolio purchase and disposition for its own account as well as for third parties, directed by Robert Anderson.
successfully implemented asset and loan disposition programs for approximately $1 billion of assets, which included office, retail, industrial, hotel, apartment and recreational oriented projects.
was named NAIOP "Real Estate Developer of the Year."
formed a company called Birtcher Group
, to focus on providing construction and development services in Mexico.
Birtcher served as the advisor on the purchased approximately 2.2 million square feet of individual assets and portfolios valued in excess of $300 million.
Much of this real estate was purchased on behalf of Asian clients, establishing Birtcher as a strong provider of Southeast Asian capital management services.
expanded to China with the formation of the Birtcher Vantone Industry Co., Ltd.
real estate and development Company which provided the development and financing planning for a $1 billion mixed-use project in downtown Beijing.
The company became active in the development and construction of office and industrial projects in the Portland, Denver and Orange County, California markets and received "Pursuit of Excellence" award from the Portland BOMA for AmberGlen Business Park.
Birtcher accepted the Building Owners and Mangers Association ("BOMA") award for Xerox Centre in Santa Ana, California and International Office Building of the Year ("TOBY") award for Palm Court in Irvine, California.
1999 - 2002
continued its real estate service orientation with the development of nearly 300,000 square feet of office and "flex" space near Portland; as well as over 300,000 square feet of suburban office product in Lake Forest, California, all on behalf of its institutional real estate investment clients.
also expanded its management and development services presence in Arizona via the merger with Marathon Management to form Birtcher Arizona, LLC
, comprised of a combined portfolio of 1.4 million square feet.
In addition to its service business, Birtcher
rapidly expanded its investment activity with the acquisition of 2 million square feet of existing office and industrial and retail property as well as over 200 acres of industrial land in California, Arizona and Oregon, in joint venture with various institutional and private capital partners.
In 2000 Birtcher was awarded Orange County Business Journal's and California State-Fullerton's Family Business Council "Family Owned Business Award" for its commitment to family and to community.
Birtcher Anderson Realty, LLC was formed by Arthur Birtcher and Robert Anderson to continue the investment activity of Birtcher Anderson Properties.