Irvine Company is a privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner, highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, Calif. With diversified operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation, and permanently preserved open space. Irvine Company is committed to long-term ownership of a high-quality portfolio, the breadth and quality of which are unmatched in the industry. With each property positioned at the top of its class, the company’s holdings include more than 500 office buildings, nearly 160 apartment communities, 43 retail centers, five marinas, three hotels and two golf clubs. These investment properties primarily lie in Orange County, with about a third of them in San Diego, West Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Chicago and New York. Irvine Company also maintains a long tradition of philanthropy and environmental stewardship, including its dedication of more than 57,000 acres—approximately 60% of the historic Irvine Ranch—for permanently preserved open space. The company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch from Mexican and Spanish land grants.