Introducing Schnitzer Properties

For more than 70 years, Harsch Investment Properties has been a trusted name in commercial real estate. Under the leadership of company founder Harold Schnitzer and his son, Jordan Schnitzer, we have built meaningful relationships with our tenants, grown as a company, and created a legacy of giving connected to the Schnitzer family name.

To honor our past and carry the story forward for generations to come, we are becoming Schnitzer Properties.

While our name is changing, what we do and who we are is not. We will continue to grow as a dynamic real estate company, which today owns and operates 28 million square feet of property with more than 4,200 tenants in six states. We will continue to work closely with each of you to meet your needs and continue to deliver excellent customer service. And we will continue to give back to the community to improve the lives of others.

We look forward to working with you as we always have – only now as Schnitzer Properties.

Our History

Schnitzer Properties was founded by Harold Schnitzer in 1950 when he converted an old warehouse into an office building. Today, his son, Jordan, serves as president of the company, directing its long-term strategy. Schnitzer Properties cultivates diverse, well-located properties positioned for long-term growth. We own and operate more than 150 properties in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

Our portfolio includes a wealth of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family, and retail commercial properties. In seven regional offices, over 280 real estate professionals work in their markets and close to their customers. This network supports the company’s competitive advantage and superior customer service.

Aerial view of the Claremont Hotel

Claremont Hotel circa 1952, purchased by Harold Schnitzer

Jordan Schnitzer and Harold Schnitzer, talking in the office

Jordan Schnitzer and Harold Schnitzer

Historic photo of the exterior of Harsch's office in the 1960s

Schnitzer Properties office circa 1970s, located near NW 19th & Johnson Street, Portland, OR

Local. Personal. Neighborly.

Schnitzer Properties provides the space that empowers business owners to shine. A solid member of the community, we’re here to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses fulfill their dreams by supporting their growth and offering strength and stability.

Schnitzer Properties’ regional offices employ senior leaders with an average of 15 years in their respective local markets. These well-versed professionals bring diverse experience at major firms, development and private real estate companies. Our regional offices are staffed with professional experienced leasing managers, property managers, accounting managers and maintenance staff to provide immediate and superior responses.

Harsch staff from 450 Sutter in San Francisco, winners of the BOMA Pacific Southwest Regional TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award for Medical Office Building

Schnitzer Properties staff from 450 Sutter in San Francisco, winners of the BOMA Pacific Southwest Regional TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award for Medical Office Building

Portland Harsch employees volunteered at the Children's Book Bank for Volunteer Month

Schnitzer Properties Portland employees volunteered at the Children’s Book Bank for Volunteer Month

Jordan Schnitzer addressing Harsch employees at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Jordan Schnitzer addressing Schnitzer Properties employees at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Associated Organizations

In addition to commercial real estate, the Schnitzer family has established three organizations aimed at helping the community:

Logo of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission it is to make the contemporary prints and multiples from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation accessible to qualified museums in diverse communities.

JSFF website
Logo of the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

The mission of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation is to support Arts & Culture, Youth, Educational, Medical, Social Service, and Community activities that enhance quality of life.

CARE Website
Logo of CommuniCare

The CommuniCare program channels The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation’s commitment to small, community giving through a school-based youth philanthropy program. In its 21-year history, students have granted over $1,250,000 to 296 nonprofit organizations.

CommuniCare website