Our Tenant's Success Is Our Success

Schnitzer Properties is a regional, professionally-run, family-owned company that has been doing business since 1950. Today, Schnitzer Properties is a dynamic, expanding real estate company with a portfolio that includes a wealth of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail commercial properties. We own and operate over 28 million square feet of real estate, comprising more than 175 properties in six western states. We care deeply about every one of our tenants and feel that the spaces we provide make them more productive in their business. In seven regional offices, over 280 real estate professionals work in their markets and close to their customers. This network supports the company’s competitive advantage and superior customer service.

Our History

Schnitzer Properties was founded by Harold Schnitzer in 1951 when he converted an old warehouse into an office building. Today, his son, Jordan, serves as president of the company, directing its long-term strategy. Schnitzer Properties cultivates diverse, well-located properties positioned for long-term growth.


Schnitzer Properties provides the space that empowers business owners to shine. A solid member of the community, we’re here to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses fulfill their dreams by supporting their growth and offering strength and stability.

Schnitzer Properties’ regional offices employ senior leaders with an average of 15 years in their respective local markets. These well-versed professionals bring diverse experience at major firms, development and private real estate companies. Our regional offices are staffed with professional experienced leasing managers, property managers, accounting managers and maintenance staff to provide immediate and superior responses.

Our Mission

Our work honors Harsch’s 70-year legacy of service and professional excellence owning, managing and enhancing properties that promote healthy work and living environments.

Schnitzer Properties in the Bay Area
Schnitzer Properties’ first acquisition in the Bay Area was the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley in 1955. A carefully-executed $20 million investment restored this landmark institution to its original splendor. For decades thereafter, it was one of the most sought-after facilities for business meetings and personal vacations.

In 1962, the company bought San Francisco’s leading medical/dental office building just off Union Square: the 450 Sutter Building. World-famous architect Timothy Pflueger designed and built this 26-story Mayan Deco masterpiece that today offers modern medical and professional office suites, ranging from 600 to 6,000 SF with state-of-the-art building systems. In addition to 450 Sutter, the company also owns and manages the 1,100 stall Mason O'Farrell Garage in Union Square.

The company’s East Bay portfolio includes the cities of San Leandro, Union City, Pleasanton and Livermore. The properties offer park-like settings to meet both major corporate and smaller tenant office and flex industrial needs.