Ian Paget began his career in London with Keith Cardale Groves, Chartered Surveyors. In 1978 he opened an office for the firm in Los Angeles by purchasing a 50% interest in Brisbane and Associates, a long standing boutique brokerage firm.
He ran the office until 1980 before being appointed by the UK property company Hunting Gate Group as General Manager / Director to establish a property development subsidiary in San Francisco. The subsidiary company, to be known as Hunting Gate Pacific, was set up to complement the already existing Hunting Gate Management Company operation in Menlo Park, which had been established by the founder of Hunting Gate who retired to California in 1976.
Ian received his B.Sc. degree in Estate Management from London South Bank University in 1971. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
David Harrison entered the business with Hunting Gate Management Company in Menlo Park immediately after receiving his B.S. in Biology from Stanford University in 1980. At Hunting Gate he undertook the development of the firm’s Menlo Park headquarters at 655 Menlo Ave., and was responsible for overseeing the development of a shopping center in Mill Valley.
Within 12 months David moved over to Hunting Gate Pacific in San Francisco to assist Ian Paget with the rapidly expanding Hunting Gate Pacific operation.
Ian and David completed a sizeable development portfolio at Hunting Gate Pacific comprising four suburban office buildings and a retail center. In addition they set up a pension fund advisory service and acquired a significant office investment for a major Canadian pension fund. They also advised a Middle Eastern sovereign fund on three significant San Francisco assets.
While at Hunting Gate, they also set up a joint venture among Hunting Gate, London Merchant Securities, and Somerston Holdings to develop an office building at 250 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. A two year deal which ultimately did not move forward, but which established the groundwork for a long relationship with London Merchant Securities.
Ian Paget and David Harrison jointly founded Patson Development Company in 1984 and within the first 12 months of operation Patson had commenced a development program in excess of $200 million, comprising Bridgeway Technology Park, 235 Pine Street, and 1440 Chapin Avenue. All of these transactions began as off market deals. In addition, two investment properties in Silicon Valley had been acquired on behalf of North American Life.
Pamela Gardner, CPA has overseen financial and accounting matters for Patson since joining the firm as its controller in 2006. She received her B.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University in 2000, and is a licensed California CPA.