Blood, Sweat, & Tears - Bynum Inc.

Bakersfield Magazine | Fall 2010 Issue

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Gregory D. Bynum and Associates has a longstanding reputation in Bakersfield for excellence in commercial real estate development. Established in 1981, the company also specializes in property management, brokerage, and appraisal-analysis. In fact, providing appraisal services was how the company initially generated business. "The vehicle was appraisal and we slowly got into the other areas of real estate development," explained Greg Bynum who was joined by Doug Warren in 1982 and John Brock, Jr. in 1988. Together, they have shaped a company whose impact on Bakersfield business has been significant in spite of the ups and downs of the real estate market. "It's a source of pride that we have been successful over the past 30 years," Bynum said.

Thus far, the company has developed over one million square feet of buildings, and currently manages more than 700,000 square feet. But the company has a greater vision. "We have a goal of taking our numbers even higher," explained Bynum. Ultimately, with the help of their invaluable investor base and team of architects, lenders, and contractors, the next goal is to account for over two million square feet of developed property and one million square feet of managed real estate. It is this ambition that keeps them ahead of the curve and at the top of the industry.

The company's focus is and always will be to positively shape Bakersfield's landscape for its current and future residents. "We're all natives of Bakersfield and family is important to us," Bynum said. Through the projects they develop and the many volunteer hours of its employees, the company endeavors to support and improve the quality of life in the Bakersfield region.

A recently completed project that aligns with these goals is Bakersfield's new traffic court located on Arrow Street. The project has helped with the much needed relief of congestion at the existing courthouse. Other projects currently in the works include a 23,000 square foot office building recently completed on Ashe Road, south of District, which is the first phase of a 24-acre multiphase development. The project is designed for a total of 250,000 square feet of retail and office space. Additionally, the company has negotiated a public/private partnership with CSUB for a development on excess land on the university campus. Development of a project for the site and its ground breaking are scheduled to take place over the next 18 months.

For the team at Gregory D. Bynum and Associates, it's about the creativity behind what they do, the variety of people they get to work with on a daily basis, the fact that no two days are the same, and the satisfaction they receive when they make a quality impact on the community. And you can see that quality in their work. "Our MO isn't to cut corners. We build the highest quality structure the market will allow," said Bynum. In addition, the team is dedicated to seeing their unique vision come to fruition. Their expertise, commitment to the community and key business partnerships will allow them continued success.

It is the leadership, teamwork, and initiative of the Gregory D. Bynum and Associates team that will enable their future success.