San Bernardino, CA – Hillwood, a Perot company, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its AllianceCalifornia development at a reception with its partners yesterday. AllianceCalifornia was established in 2002 through a public/private partnership between Hillwood and the Inland Valley Development Agency to redevelop the former Norton Air Force Base.
“Hillwood is fortunate to partner with the Inland Valley Development Agency and many others that have helped make the AllianceCalifornia project successful,” said Ross Perot, Jr., Hillwood’s Chairman. “Through these collaborative efforts, AllianceCalifornia has brought back thousands of jobs to the community, increased the tax base and become home to over a dozen major companies.”
Since being named master developer in 2002, more than 10.6 million square feet of new industrial building construction has been completed at AllianceCalifornia.
“We are excited to join our partners and the surrounding community to celebrate a decade of growth at AllianceCalifornia,” said John Magness, Hillwood’s Senior Vice President. “Hillwood is proud to have contributed to one of the most successful examples of base reuse and public/private partnerships in the nation. We look forward to its continued success as one of the premier industrial parks in Southern California.”
In recognition of the anniversary, Hillwood presented a $10,000 donation to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation was created in 1994 to support the Children’s Hospital in meeting the current and future medical care needs of children residing in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties, which comprise one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S.
Special guests in attendance at the event included Mayor Patrick J. Morris, City of San Bernardino; Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Supervisor for the Fifth District; Dr. Richard Hart, President and CEO, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Zareh Sarrafian, COO, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
“AllianceCalifornia has brought more than 8,000 jobs back to the community, which has made a great economic impact over the last decade,” said Mayor Patrick J. Morris, City of San Bernardino. “We look forward to maintaining this strong partnership with Hillwood for many years to come.”
“This is an important milestone to celebrate for AllianceCalifornia,” said Supervisor Josie Gonzales of San Bernardino County. “The Inland Valley Development Agency and Hillwood have a shared commitment to bring more jobs back to the area, and we appreciate the support of the community.”
Hillwood, a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate investors and developers in the country. Hillwood Investment Properties is actively involved in industrial and office development, acquisitions, construction, leasing and property management throughout the United States. Hillwood’s developments currently house facilities for more than 60 companies listed on the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. Hillwood is best known for its Alliance brand that includes the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas, 4,474-acre AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, and 2,000-acre AllianceCalifornia. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.hillwood.com/.