Joseph Rich – General Partner
Born and raised in San Pedro, Joseph Rich sits on the board of directors of several community organizations and continues to practice the family work ethics of sincerity and reliability. Committed to these principles of performance and personal integrity that helped build the business, he has aggressively grown Rich Development Company’s asset base ten-fold. Joseph studied at the University of Southern California and is responsible for overseeing all areas of the company’s operations including land acquisitions, financial analysis, leasing, marketing and property management.
Tab Johnson – Partner
With a degree in Architectural Design, Tab has been in real estate development since 1977. Prior to joining Rich Development in 1984, Tab was Director of Construction/Design for Pioneer Chicken Restaurants, V.P. of Construction for a retail development company based in Newport Beach, and a Real Estate Manager for a national retailer. Tab’s responsibilities include site selection, project design, governmental entitlements and project management. His hands-on knowledge of retailer’s needs, architectural/engineering requirements, and city approval processes is invaluable when it comes to completing projects on time and on budget.
Kathy Fishkin – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Kathy holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Marketing and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Her accounting experience reveals more than 30 years’ experience with job titles ranging from CPA at Ernst & Young, Vice President positions at former real estate firms of August Financial and Southmark Corporation, and Lecturer at CSULB and USC. Kathy joined Rich Development Company in 1999. She is responsible for the administration, accounting and income tax transactions related to the various entities including S corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, and individuals. Among her professional memberships, Kathy is currently the Treasurer of the Arts Council of Long Beach, Member/Director, Long Beach City College Foundation and member of the 1997 class of Leadership Long Beach.
Casey Abe – Director of Leasing and Property Management
Casey has over 20 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Rich Development, he served as Director of Leasing and Asset Management for CommPros, Inc., a Newport Beach shopping center owner and manager of twenty-five (25) assets with approximately 2.5M sf of gla. Prior to joining CommPros, Inc. he served as an Acquisitions Analyst and Asset Manager for Center Trust, a Manhattan Beach Retail REIT. Casey graduated from the University of Southern California and has a BS degree in Business with a concentration in Real Estate.