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Robert T. Best

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Bob Best founded Westar Associates in Costa Mesa, California in 1980.  Westar is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of real estate including shopping centers, apartments, self-storage, hotels and mixed-use developments. Westar has developed and acquired 55 properties totaling more than 6 million square feet, valued in excess of $1.2 billion.

Mr. Best has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards including Pete Carroll’s A Better LA and Colony Starwood Homes which owns over 30,000 rental housing units valued at over $5 Billion.  He received his B.S. and MBA degrees from University of Southern California.

Westar Associates 

Westar Associates, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California is engaged in the acquisition, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers, apartments and hotels.  Westar has developed 42 centers totaling more than 5 million square feet, valued in excess of $1 billion. 

Current development projects include 266 apartments and 8 acres of retail in Goleta, California, and hotels in Atascadero and San Diego.