Our Company

Buzz Oates
New Projects

Throughout the Central Valley

Today Buzz Oates continues to expand our portfolio throughout the Central Valley and now has 23 MSF of assets under management.

Our Office


We are ecstatic to be a part of the downtown revitalization and have our modern office at 555 Capitol Mall.

Buzz Oates


Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Tax Services
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Real Estate Services
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development Services
Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel
Senior Vice President, Organization Development
Buzz Oates


Buzz Oates


Buzz Oates, founded in 1946 by Marvin L. “Buzz” Oates (1923-2013), honors the legacy upon which our organization was built by continuing to lead Sacramento’s commercial real estate industry. 

July 25, 1923

Marvin L. “Buzz” Oates was born in Sacramento, California.

January 1943

Buzz was called into service with the U.S. Air Force during WWII, served as a bombardier in 30 missions.


Buzz took $2,000 saved in the military and opened A&A Key Shop, which provided locksmith services.


A&A Key Shop grew into A&A Key and Builders Supply, a retail establishment selling everything from nails to televisions.


A&A Key Builders Supply evolved into Buzz Oates Enterprises, marking a move from retail to construction and commercial development, property management, and finance/capital markets.


Buzz Oates Enterprises became Buzz Oates — a vertically integrated company offering a single point of contact for a full range of commercial real estate asset services.


On December 7, 2013, Buzz Oates lost a creative genius and the Sacramento community lost a pioneer of the Greater Central Valley’s commercial real estate industry.  A visionary and quiet philanthropist, Buzz’s legacy continues in the company he built and the charitable foundation bearing his name. 


Buzz Oates formed Pac West Office Equities, an institutional move to consolidate all of the office portfolios into one efficient structure

Buzz Oates also formed Pac West Industrial Equities as we expand and improve our services, strength, and efficiency

Buzz Oates constructed over 1.58 MSF of new industrial space for the year.



Buzz Oates Construction, Inc. built 1.1 MSF of industrial space.


1.58 MSF is under construction