With over 30 years of retail, office, industrial, and housing development experience, Bakewell Company has grown into one of the largest and oldest privately owned African American real estate development and media companies in the United States. In the last ten years, Bakewell Company has ventured into the media business with the purchase of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and WBOK 1230 Am in New Orleans. In addition, keeping up with new media trends, Bakewell Company has launched www.lasentinel.net and www.wbok1230am.com. Founded in the late 70's by the company's Chairman & CEO Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Bakewell Company has built its reputation by creating world class development projects in urban and underdeveloped communities throughout California using a qualified and experienced development team that also is representative of the very people who live and ultimately patronize the projects they are developing. Now lead by Danny J. Bakewell Jr., the company's President and COO, Bakewell Company has a full time staff along with a number of part time employees, consultants, and contracted service providers working as part of company's development staff. Bakewell Company is a full service real estate development company, operating in the State of California as a Limited Liability Company. Bakewell Company has developed, built, sold and/or managed over 4, 000, 000 square feet of retail, office, industrial, and housing projects. Bakewell Company's developments have often become the cornerstone and catalyst for community revitalization and economic investment throughout California. Having the vision and foresight to believe in an area long before others have the courage to develop is the hallmark of Bakewell Company. Believing in the residents of a community and being committed to giving those residents the resources that are afforded other communities is what puts Bakewell Company in a class all its own.