Our History

Harsch Investment Properties was founded by Harold Schnitzer over 65 years ago 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. Harsch 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

Harsch’s office circa 1970s, located near NW 19th & Johnson Street, Portland, OR

Local. Personal. Neighborly.

Harsch Investment 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.

Harsch’s 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

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

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

Portland Harsch 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 Harsch employees at 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