Harry Ross Industries (HRI) is a family-owned real estate investment company. HRI is built on a strategy of long-term property ownership and focuses on mutually beneficial tenant relationships. We have specialized in industrial real estate for over four decades. HRI diversified into solar power in 2011. We currently own and operate four solar farms that produce 5 megawatts of electricity.
In 2017, HRI developed a large solar project which now provides a substantial amount of power for tenant, Chiquita Fresh North America (Chiquita). Chiquita has upwards of 500 refrigerator trucks on the property at any given time. This collaboration is a triple win for HRI, Chiquita and the environment.
Since our goal is to buy and hold properties, we strive to build long-term relationships with our tenants. We are able to achieve relationship longevity by maintaining our buildings and providing superior service to our tenants. All of our property management is done in-house, which allows us to respond quickly to the needs of our tenants.
Harry Ross was the founder and President of Campus Casuals of California, a garment manufacturing company. As the business grew during the 1960’s and 70’s, Harry saw an opportunity to buy the building that housed Campus Casuals and Harry Ross Industries was born.
In the 1970’s, HRI acquired properties in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. HRI also built the Talon Zipper building in downtown Los Angeles.
When Harry Ross died in 1983, the business was passed to his three children – Rick, Robert and Diane. Rick, an attorney and real estate broker, became the managing partner. Under Rick’s guidance, HRI grew from less than half a dozen small to mid-sized buildings, into a 30+ building enterprise. This includes an impressive 880,000 square foot complex in Oxnard, CA.
Rick Ross passed away in January of 2015. His brother Robert, also an attorney and real estate broker, stepped in as managing partner to manage Harry Ross Industries. Robert hired Pat Takash of PT Property Services, HRI’s long-term broker in Phoenix, to act as a property consultant. Pat brings over 30 years of industrial real estate experience to HRI.
As HRI has grown, we have expanded our team. Dani, our office manager, was hired in 2019. She handles a wide variety of office duties and helps the ship run smoothly. Harry Ross’ grandchildren also work in the office in a variety of different roles.
Today, HRI is still a family-owned business. The three families who make up Harry Ross Industries strongly believe in the core values of honesty, loyalty and respect for the environment. Our mission is to strengthen HRI’s portfolio and build positive, long-term relationships with our tenants.