Irvine Company Strategic Financial Planning
StoneCreek Partners’ Managing Director at one time directed strategic financial planning for The Irvine Company, at a time just following the leveraged buy-out of the company by Donald Bren. The Irvine Company is one of the largest land development and investment property organizations in the U.S.
Work included, for the first time, a five-year forward plans for the consolidated company holdings. The consolidated land development and investment property financial plans were intended as an integral information system for forward planning, and for presentations each year to the company’s consortium of lenders.
Irvine itself is the country’s largest and best-known planned community. Now a city of over 150,000 people, its housing “villages” and business developments were sculpted from portions of the huge Irvine Ranch, purchased by James Irvine in 1864. Cattle and sheep once grazed the flat valley, but James Irvine began switching from ranching to farming in the late 1800s. Irvine’s growth as a residential and employment area was spurred by the decision to build a local University of California campus. In 1960, The Irvine Co. donated 1,000 acres and sold 500 acres to the university system for the new campus. From 1970 to 1980, Irvine was California’s fastest growing city.
Location: The Irvine Ranch, Orange County, California including the communities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin, and adjacent unincorporated areas.
Owner: The Irvine Company.
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