Robert Thiergartner

Principal & Chief Investment Officer

Robert J. Thiergartner serves as a Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Bircher Anderson & Davis, serving on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee, and leading the acquisition and development platform.

 

In his over 40 years of industry experience, Bob emphasizes cultivating long-term relationships with institutional and private clients and investors from across the real estate spectrum while never losing sight of his commitment to accountability and clear judgment.  In addition, he has been instrumental in developing and investing in business parks and industrial and office properties.  After becoming the owner of Davis Partners, Bob combined Davis Partners’ full-service operating business with Birtcher Anderson to form Birtcher Anderson & Davis.

 

Bob joined Davis Partners after graduating from college as a student/athlete and working at Arthur Andersen & Co.  During Bob’s career, he has also completed the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

 

In addition to his work at Birtcher Anderson & Davis, Bob has taken on leadership roles that draw deeply from his loves of business, philanthropy, and education.  He is a past Chairman of the Orange County Boy Scouts of America; served on the board of Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation and was a member of the Architecture and Renovation Committee; a former President of Legatus International Orange Coast Chapter; and was Chairman of the ULI Small Scale Development Council Blue Flight and a Council Counselor for the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  Bob is a former member of the Consultative School Board of Santa Margarita Catholic High School and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Orange County.  Additionally, he is a long-time Director of Caritas Corporation, a non-profit specializing in affordable housing throughout California.  Bob and his wife, Lesley Bohm Thiergartner, a widely respected portrait photographer, live in Orange County.

Robert M. Anderson

Co-Chairman, and Principal of Birtcher Anderson & Davis.

Robert M. Anderson, Co-Chairman and Principal of Birtcher Anderson & Davis.  Mr. Anderson also serves  Mr. Anderson co-chairs the Executive Management, Strategic Planning, Audit and Investment Committees.  He is responsible for the strategic oversight of the company’s investment management platform.  In this capacity, Mr. Anderson manages the firms investment strategy, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions and financings.

 

During Mr. Anderson’s 38 year career, he has worked for firms including The Irvine Company and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (KPMG).  He has been involved with more than $2 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and financings throughout the United States in all major product types, including the facilitation of over $300 million of direct investment advisory on behalf of domestic and offshore private investors.  Mr. Anderson joined the Birtcher family of companies in 1988.  Since 1992, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Birtcher Anderson Properties, Inc. (“Birtcher Corp”), managing the growth of Birtcher Corp’s asset and property management portfolio to as much as 20 million square feet of space.  Mr. Anderson has directed Birtcher Corp’s investment in over $700 million of real estate since 1999.

 

Mr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Accounting from Augustana College and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  Mr. Anderson is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a former director of the Building Owners and Managers Association Advisory Board.

Arthur B. Birtcher

Co-Chairman and Principal of Birtcher Anderson & Davis.

Co-Chairman and Principal of Birtcher Anderson & Davis.

 

Mr. Birtcher co-chairs the Executive Management, Strategic Planning, Audit and Investment Committees and oversees strategic expansion of Birtcher Anderson & Davis management platform. Mr. Birtcher has over 57 years of experience across a wide array of disciplines in commercial real estate including development, acquisitions, financing and asset and property management.

 

Over his career, he has purchased and developed more than $4 billion of commercial real estate through public and private offerings, including roughly 60 million square feet of commercial real estate globally. He has also developed more than 100 residential projects totaling 12,000 units. The Birtcher family real estate business was established in 1939 and has grown to be a recognized name in commercial real estate in Southern California. Mr. Birtcher joined the family-run business in 1961, and Mr. Birtcher has evolved into a community leader in the region. Mr. Birtcher has been responsible for managing and developing numerous Birtcher platforms with core emphasis on development, construction management, investment management, property management and financing. He spearheaded Birtcher’s international expansion by opening investment and development offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Beijing.

 

Mr. Birtcher has served on the governing boards of many organizations, including the University of San Diego, Mission Regional Medical Center, Diocese of Orange Construction and Land Advisory, Orange County’s American Red Cross and the United Way. Mr. Birtcher has received numerous awards, including NAIOP Real Estate Man of the Year U.S. Developer of the Year, the Huntington Disease Society of America’s Distinguished Leadership Award, and the Bishop Tod D. Brown Award for Exemplary Business Integrity.

 

Mr. Birtcher is a former member and director of the American Business Conference, he is a Knight of St. Gregory, a Knight of Malta, a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and a Steward of St. Peter Papal Foundation.

Daniel Karcher

Director & President of Management Services

As a President of Management Services, Daniel is responsible for managing the company’s property management services, current and future development projects as well as complicated tenant improvement projects within the management portfolio.  Daniel manages the day-to-day operations of Birtcher Anderson & Davis with oversite of the firms property management and accounting teams.

Daniel joined Davis Partners in 2007 and has actively managed over $200 million of ground up, major building renovation and tenant improvement projects at Davis Partners.  Daniel’s real estate experience has included property management, asset management, acquisitions, development management and construction management throughout his tenure with Davis Partners and Birtcher Anderson & Davis.

Daniel is actively involved in the community, Daniel has served on the board of the NAIOP Young Professional Group and serves on a local non-profit’s (Casa Teresa) finance committee.

He earned a BS in Accounting and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems and Quantitative Management from Loyola Marymount University.

Becky Rodarte

COO of Birtcher Anderson & Davis

LEED Green Associate, Chief Operating Officer of Birtcher Anderson & Davis overseeing leasing, property management, asset management, accounting on a portfolio of office and industrial properties. Mrs. Rodarte has over 30 years of real estate experience inclusive of commercial and multi-family residential property management, construction, and development; country club/golf course and hotel management activities. Mrs. Rodarte has worked at the Birtcher family of companies for over 20 years serving as Assistant Controller, Vice President Human Resources, Vice President Finance & Administration, and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Birtcher Anderson, Rodarte worked at Chevron Land & Development Company as Finance Manager and was the Human Resource Manager for non-Chevron employees (average headcount 500+); ValueRock Realty Partners, Inc./Faris Lee Investments as Chief Accounting Officer; and Stream Realty as Senior Vice President Property Management. Mrs. Rodarte earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources/Management from the University of Houston; pursued graduate studies at the University of Houston and Pepperdine University. Mrs. Rodarte served as the President, President-Elect, and Treasurer of the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; SPIRE Award Committee Member-Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County (CREW); member of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); Lifetime Member of the University of Houston Alumni Organization. She actively supports the Mission San Juan Capistrano and volunteers for Homefront America, Inc.

Catherine Lim

Senior Controller

Catherine Lim, Senior Controller of Birtcher Anderson & Davis. Ms. Lim is responsible for accounting and financial administration.  Her responsibilities include safeguarding assets and assuring accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls, and checks across all departments. Catherine is responsible for managing the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance department. Catherine has 10 years of commercial real estate experience including land development, retail and shopping centers, tenant-in-common-owned properties, industrial parks, and commercial offices.  Ms. Lim is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from The University of Kansas and an MBA with Finance and International Business concentration from Rockhurst University.