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Michael J. Biggar, Managing Partner

Mike Biggar began his career in Bay Area commercial real estate in 1981. Prior to co-founding Orchard Partners in 2007, Biggar co-founded Orchard Investors, LLC with David J. Brown in 1994 to continue the investment and development activities of its predecessor company, Orchard Properties.  With Orchard Partners and Orchard Investors, he has been responsible for acquisition, development, financing, and operation of over 2.0 million square feet of R&D/office product and over 360 acres of land, all in Silicon Valley.

Previously, Biggar ran the Silicon Valley office of a major regional commercial real estate brokerage firm. He also served as an Industrial Broker and Industrial Group Head over the course of his nine years with the firm. Earlier, Biggar was Development Manager at Holvick deRegt Koering, supervising the development of the HdK's Silicon Valley R&D/Industrial projects.

Biggar received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  Biggar was the 1997 President of NAIOP-Silicon Valley Chapter and currently serves on its board of directors. He is an active member of the Stanford Real Estate Council and the Policy Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Early in his career was a two-time recipient of the annual Association of Silicon Valley Brokers award as Outstanding Industrial/R&D Real Estate Broker.

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