Pacific Tower Properties Welcomes New President
CIRI shareholder to head property management and brokerage company
Anchorage, AK— CIRI shareholder Bart K. Garber took over as president of Pacific Tower Properties Inc. (PTP), a wholly-owned CIRI company. Garber has 30 years of experience in commercial law, government policy, business development, finance and management.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the UW Foster School of Business and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School. He was formerly chief executive officer of Tyonek Native Corporation and managed Tyonek’s government contracting division. Garber helped grow Tyonek to number 21 on the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s “Top 49ers List” in 2008.
PTP offers a full range of commercial real estate, management and brokerage services, including leasing, property management, construction management and development of multi-tenant, Class “A” and “B” office buildings, warehouses and retail space. PTP’s management portfolio includes more than 55 properties and 4 million square feet of commercial and institutional space statewide. PTP’s properties range from Tikahtnu Commons, Alaska’s largest shopping and entertainment center being built on CIRI land in northeast Anchorage, office buildings such as the Robert B. Atwood Building, Key Bank Plaza and the Denali Towers to Sheldon Jackson College, a now-closed small private college located on Baranof Island in Sitka, Alaska.
CIRI is an Alaska Native corporation. It is one of 12 Alaska-based regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 to benefit Alaska Natives with ties to the Cook Inlet region. The company is owned by more than 7,300 Alaska Native shareholders of Athabascan and Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq and Aleut descent. It is based in Anchorage and has interests across Alaska, the lower 49 and abroad.
CIRI’s well-diversified portfolio of business operations and investments includes energy and resource development, oilfield and heavy construction services, commercial and retail real estate development and management, environmental remediation services, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, telecommunications, aerospace defense, private equity and venture capital investments, marketable securities investments.
CIRI also created a family of nonprofit service organizations that provide needed health care, housing, employment, education and other social and cultural enrichment services for Alaska Natives and others.