PLAZA DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS (PDP) has deep, stable and enduring roots in Ventura County. The principal partners of PDP have been active locally in owning, farming, managing, buying, selling, entitling and developing land for the last 35 years.
AS ONE OF THE LARGEST development firms in the region, Plaza Development Partners is involved in projects that account for about one-sixth of the developable acres in Ventura County.
PLAZA DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS has begun the transformation of downtown Oxnard into a busy shopping, dining and popular culture destination, with the Downtown Entertainment District. The company principals were also instrumental in RiverPark, a $750 million mini-city that is the largest mixed-use development in Ventura County history. Both of these landmark projects are expected to be completed within the next decade, and will not only change the fabric of the community, but will pave the way towards an exciting and productive future.
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE has always been a characteristic of the three principals of PDP. During the past three decades—sometimes separately, sometimes together—this talented trio has been involved in diverse business and community efforts. From management roles at Kaiser Aetna—one of the early developers of the region—to leadership positions in some of the county’s most prominent charitable foundations, community improvement and economic development groups, the partners have always contributed their time, expertise and enthusiasm for the greater good.
PDP’S PRINCIPALS have founded and put their stamp on many important and well known businesses in the area, including Ag Land Services— a farming and farm management company, Realty Services—the highest volume agricultural, industrial and commercial real estate brokerage in the county, and Expo Development Company, whose upscale Victoria Estates golf-course homes project is near completion in mid-2004. Each partner brings different professional talents and experience to the team lifelong roots in Oxnard and immersion in the community, imaginative vision for the best use of the land, and dogged determination to always do it right, follow through and honor commitments. Through all the years and projects, they shared personal characteristics and values that continue to serve them well in business and have earned them a reputation for fairness, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity. These core values, along with PDP’s commitment to quality and high standards, are the foundation upon which the partners will build for the future.
AS THE PARTNERS of Plaza Development Partners look to the future, they envision redevelopment and infill projects in other cities, major planned development in other parts of the state, and a continuation of the business principles that have provided success—undertaking high-quality projects, adding value to the community, forming the right team for each project, and collaboration with government, business, community groups and residents to consider all needs.