Dennis Fitzpatrick and Pete Hillman, each of whom has a lifetime of involvement in Southern California Real Estate, founded PacTen Partners in 1995.
Their broad range of experience is very complementary and covers development, construction, finance, marketing and management of various types of real estate projects.
Tom Girardi and Walter Lack, two-well known Los Angeles lawyers/investors, were integral to the founding of the firm and participate as investors and advisors.
PacTen Partners is staffed with in-house specialists in certain disciplines and uses outstanding nationally known firms as consultants.

PacTen Partners, LLC was founded in 1995 and is based in Newport Beach, California. The principals of PacTen Partners, all former college athletes at PacTen universities, have in excess of 75 years of combined experience in Southern California real estate dating back to the 1970s. Their broad and complementary range of experience covers development, construction, marketing and financing of large projects.

The firm developed Valencia Corporate Point, a 700,000 square-foot phased low-density, campus-style development in Valencia, California, north of Los Angeles. The firm, in partnership with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund II, LP, also developed Glendale Plaza, a 520, square-foot, 24-story high-rise office tower in Glendale, California. The firm also developed industrial projects in the Southern California communities of San Pedro and Santa Clarita.