Orange, CA – December 6, 2017 – Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, announced today that Jason Purvis has joined the company as Senior Managing Director Southern California. As announced in April 2017, Tom Miller will retire as Senior Managing Director Southern California effective December 31, 2017, to pursue a career transition into faith-based nonprofit work.
Purvis will lead the growing presence of Granite in Southern California and will be responsible for Granite’s acquisitions, leasing, development and market positioning. Purvis will report to Scott Martin, Executive Managing Director at Granite.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to the Granite family. He brings deep relationships within the Southern California real estate community and a proven track record in strategic acquisitions of office assets,” said Michael Dardick, Founding Partner and C.E.O. of Granite Properties. “Jason is the right leader to continue Granite’s efforts to provide Southern California with the highest quality workplace communities that are rich in amenities, conveniently located, and surrounded by retail and dining,” he added.
Prior to joining Granite, Purvis was a Regional Vice President at the Irvine Company where he was responsible for acquisition, development and reinvestment efforts on projects valued at more than $2.9 billion through California and Chicago.
“I’m honored by this opportunity to work side by side with such a great team of people and expand the presence of Granite across all major Southern California markets,” said Jason Purvis. “I look forward to building on Tom Miller’s success, creating and maintaining high quality workspaces that inspire people to flourish and giving back to the communities where Granite does business,” he added.
During his 15-year career in real estate, Purvis has held roles in finance, investment management and asset management. Prior to entering real estate, he was a business consultant at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) where he worked on a number of strategic consulting assignments for Fortune 500 companies. He is a member of NAIOP and ULI and serves on the board of the Building Block Foundation Fund.
Tom Miller, who has been with the company since 2011, will retire as Senior Managing Director at the end of the year to pursue ministry nonprofit work. He is responsible for several major acquisitions in prime economic locations and helping Granite cross the one million square foot mark in Southern California.
“On behalf of Granite, I’d like to thank Tom Miller for his leadership, passion and major contributions to the success of Granite in Southern California over the past six years. He played a very important role in establishing our brand of high quality office space in prime locations in Southern California. He considers Granite a “company with a soul” and he has been a major part of that. We are grateful for his leadership and wish him the best in his next chapter to focus on giving back and pursuing faith-based nonprofit work,” said Michael Dardick.
Granite is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and owns right at 9,000,000 SF across the country and more than 1,260,000 SF of Class A LEED certified office space in Glendale, Burbank and Orange County. Granite’s properties in Southern California are also ENERGY STAR-rated.
Representing 14 percent of its total business, Granite owns and manages the following office buildings in Southern California:
Orange City Square, Orange, CA
Orange City Square consists of three mid-rise office buildings offering more than 390,791 total SF. The campus is located in the heart of Orange County surrounded by a mix of business, residential, retail and dining, making it an ideal space to live, work and play. It features full service conference facilities, an onsite executive fitness center, an onsite car wash, concierge services, a coffee house, a hotel, restaurants and structured and surface parking with a 4:1000 parking ratio. The property, which won the 2017 regional TOBY award, is located where the Santa Ana, Orange and Garden Grove freeways converge and just minutes from The Outlets at Orange with more than 114 retailers. Granite is adding enhanced outdoor workspaces to the campus. Customers include LG International, Disney, Enstar, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Zenith Insurance.
500 and 550 @ THE BRAND, Glendale, CA
Both 500 and 550 @ THE BRAND office buildings are located in the heart of Glendale’s Central Business District close to shopping, dining and entertainment. 550 @ THE BRAND is a 21-story 304,503 SF building. 500 @ THE BRAND is a 23-story 420,151 SF building. Both buildings offer first class amenities, flexible floor plates and parking and a soon to be completed new outdoor plaza. Customers include Golden State Bank, PCL Construction, California Materials, Atkinson-Baker, Chicago Title, Hutchinson and Bloodgood, and National Teleconsultants.
2600 Olive, Burbank, CA
Olive is a 10-story 150,755 SF office building located in the Burbank media district in close proximity of major TV and movie studios. The building offers five-story parking with a 3.75/1000 parking ratio. It also has convenient access to Golden State (I-5) and Ventura (SR-134) freeways, Metrolink Amtrak stations and Bob Hope Airport. Customers include Modis, ION Media, Disney, Premier Office Centers, and Power 106.
About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company founded in 1991, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California. It has completed more than $6.1 billion in real estate transactions and more than 26 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses its expertise, business approach and financial resources to help their customers, communities and their people to flourish through the places they create.