Fred Katz, Principal
As a general partner for The FHK Companies and as a principal of Katz Kirkpatrick Properties, Fred Katz operates the firm's Roseville, California production office for the development, management and leasing of shopping centers. In this capacity since 1978, Mr. Katz directs all demographic analyses, economic feasibility studies, property acquisitions, governmental approval processing and the design and construction of new shopping centers. Additionally, he is responsible for negotiating and implementing all contractual agreements with major tenants. The Roseville office also oversees the leasing and property management activities for the company's portfolio of shopping centers.
Upon graduating Cum Laude from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, Mr. Katz quickly turned his efforts towards building a successful career. Prior to founding the FHK Companies in 1978, Mr. Katz held various real estate development positions within the Safeway Stores organization. He first worked as a real estate analyst for Safeway's corporate headquarters in Oakland, California, then as a real estate representative for Safeway's Sacramento Division. He then moved to Southern California to serve as real estate manager for Safeway's Los Angeles Division. Mr. Katz's tenure and success at these positions provided him with a detailed understanding of the development process.
Over the past twenty-five years in shopping center development Mr. Katz has developed more than thirty shopping centers including more than three million square feet of buildings. This comprehensive experience continues to serve as a significant asset for The FHK Companies and Katz Kirkpatrick Properties.
Steve Kirkpatrick, Principal / General Counsel
Steve Kirkpatrick received his Bachelors Degree from University of California at Irvine in 1974. He attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he received his law degree in 1978. He has been a member of the California Bar Association since 1978.
Mr. Kirkpatrick joined The FHK Companies in early 1979 and has acted as its' General Counsel since that time. Mr. Kirkpatrick became a general partner of FHK in early 1990's and a principal of Katz Kirkpatrick Properties in 2005. He also acts as General Counsel and General Manager of two associated Southern California shopping center development and management companies which own approximately twenty five shopping centers located in Southern California and Nevada.
Over the last twenty five years Mr. Kirkpatrick has handled all legal aspects of shopping center development including ground up development, investment acquisitions, Community Redevelopment Agency projects, leasing, financing, construction and sales. He has also represented borrowers on more than one hundred construction and permanent loans. He has handled all legal, accounting, regulatory, and financial aspects of the development of more than sixty commercial shopping center projects (he has been a principal in about one half of these projects) and has overseen the management of more than fifty shopping centers.
Sang Kim, Principal
Sang Kim received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco in 2001. He received his law degree in 2005 from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He has been a member of the California Bar Association since 2006.
As a principal of KKP – Kim Properties, Mr. Kim helps option sites, negotiate business terms with tenants, process governmental approvals and oversee project design and construction. Additionally, Mr. Kim is responsible for the physical management and leasing of existing centers.