Arthur B. Birtcher
As Chairman of Birtcher Anderson Realty, LLC, Arthur B. Birtcher chairs the Investment Committee and oversees day-to-day asset management function.
The San Juan Capistrano, California based company was formed in March 2004 by Arthur Birtcher
and Bob Anderson, and focuses solely on commercial/industrial real estate investment and asset/property management programs.
Since joining the family-run business in 1961, Birtcher
has headed a variety of positions in acquisitions, finance and operations, and is credited with having overseen Birtcher's international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Beijing.
During Birtcher's tenure, the Birtcher Family of Companies has purchased and developed over 4 billion dollars of real estate and constructed over sixty million square feet of research and development, industrial flex and suburban office space.
The company has also managed portfolios up to twenty million square feet of commercial real estate and developed offices in twenty-two states.
is known for his
real estate expertise as well as his
humanitarianism, having earned such awards as, the B'nai Brith Anti-Defamation League Real Estate Man of the Year and the NAIOP
U.S. Developer of the Year Award.
Past member and Director of the Board of Directors for the American Business Conference
, an association composed of one hundred CEO's of the nation's fastest growing "mid cap" and small companies, advising Congress and the Executive Branch as to the current needs of the U.S. economy.
He has served on numerous other boards of directors including the University of San Diego, Mount St. Mary's College, Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission Regional Hospital Foundation, Stewards of St. Peter Papal Foundation, the State Farm Real Estate Company, the Diocese of Orange Construction and Land Advisory Boards, Orange County's American Red Cross and United Way, Capistrano Valley's Boys and Girls Club, the Caritas Corporation (501 C3 low-income housing company), Chairman and Board member of CalOptima (HMO for 230,000 medical recipients) and co-founder of Orange County Community Clinic Camino Health Center (providing health care for the medical indigent, 90,000 patient visits per year).
He is the co-founder of the Student Presidential Forum, (a program for 10,000 high school students dealing with their home, school, and personal behavioral needs) and is also a member of the Knights of Malta and Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and Founder of the Rely on Christ (R.O.C.) Conference for Youth.
In 2001, Birtcher
was the recipient of the Huntington Disease Society of America's Distinguished Leadership Award
In March of 2005, he
received the Bishop Tod D. Brown Award for Exemplary Business Integrity.
In November of 2005, Birtcher
was named as one of the 100 people who has shaped Orange County
, and in 2006, was elected an Honorary Don of the Felix Granda Foundation
, Madrid, Spain.
In 2009 he
received the National William Sadlier Catholic Identity Award and the NCEA, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.
As of January, 2007 Mr. Birtcher
was again appointed by the Orange County Supervisors to a four year term on the Cal Optima
Board of Directors.
was also honored by the Boy Scouts of America
as a 2007 Man of Character.
He established and became a founder of the Santa Ana Business Bank and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Orange Catholic Foundation.