Tyler W. Higgins, Managing Partner
Tyler Higgins is a fifth generation native of the Bay Area, and has been involved with commercial real estate since 1986. In 2007, Higgins co-founded Orchard Partners, and serves the real estate investment and operating company as its Managing Partner. Orchard Partners specializes in acquiring core and value-add industrial properties in major distribution markets of the United States, and focuses on value-add office and R&D properties in the Bay Area. Since its inception, Orchard Partners has sponsored over $2 billion worth of transactions (www.orchardpartners.com).
Prior to co-founding Orchard Partners, Higgins was Managing Director of AMB Property Corporation (after merger in 2011, now called Prologis, NYSE: PLD), where he was employed for 16 years and participated actively in its initial public offering in 1997. While at AMB, he served in a variety of capacities, most recently as Managing Director of its West-Central region and as a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to this position, Higgins directed the firm's acquisitions program and investment strategy for North America.
Higgins graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Higgins is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Policy Advisory Board of UC Berkeley's Fisher Center of Real Estate and Lambda Alpha (Golden Gate Chapter). Higgins is a past chairman of ULI's IOPC RED product council, director of NAIOP's San Francisco chapter, and president of the Belden Club of San Francisco. Outside of real estate, Higgins is involved with several charitable, community and conservation-oriented causes, and serves the Boy Scouts of America as Scoutmaster of Troop 219 in Lafayette, California and is a past board member of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.