About Us

Overview
C. A. Bianco, Inc. (d/b/a Bianco Properties) and its investors own 29 properties including 2,000,000 square feet in the commercial/industrial portfolio which contains free standing buildings, 23 retail properties from 6,000 to 135,000 square feet, undeveloped acreage, and office/warehouse properties. In addition, Bianco owns 144 apartment units in two apartment complexes. The portfolio has an estimated market value of over $300,000,000.

History
Bianco Properties began in St. Louis, Missouri in 1956 as a general investment company. In 1969 the firm narrowed its focus to real estate and adopted its present corporate philosophy: that of investing for the long term in high quality investment properties. These include freestanding retail structures, shopping centers, industrial buildings, office buildings, raw land, and high-rise apartments. The Seattle office was opened in 1981.

On occasions Bianco Properties has taken a value-added investment approach in order to achieve a property’s value potential by turning around and revitalizing underutilized properties. With commercial properties, this has included renegotiating leases, arranging refinancing, renovating the physical facility, adding additional buildings and outlots, and in all instances, by intensive and caring property management.

Objectives
Bianco Properties’ objective is long-term ownership, equity appreciation and cash flow from high quality retail or industrial properties. Many of the income properties acquired or developed by Bianco Properties over the past forty-five years are still a part of the portfolio today, and the average interval of ownership for the existing portfolio exceeds sixteen years. No mortgages have ever been in default. Most of the properties are owned by closely held LLC’s or Limited Partnerships for which the firm is the general/managing partner.

Personnel and Offices
The Bianco team totals approximately 33 including a staff of 18 located in the St. Louis office. Most executives are partners in the various investments of the firm. Executive staff are:

Michael R. O’brecht, President Emeritus, 314.744.2412
Daniel Wolk, President, 314.744.2413
Allan Steele, Vice President – Finance, 314.744.2414
David Willis, Vice President – Leasing, 314.744.2423
Josh Bacott, Vice President – Acquisitions, 314.744.2411
Joe Levine
, General Counsel, 314.744.2431
Mike Goggins, Director of IT, 314.744.2417
Julie Stein, Director of Accounting and Human Resources, 314.744.2426
Paul Schroeder, Property Manager, 314.744.2424
Steve Flens, Property Manager, 314.744.2415
Brad Eisel, Leasing Associate, 314.744.2434