Joseph M. Bates


Joseph M. Bates has lived in Los Angeles, California since 1945. After graduating from college in 1966, Joseph worked in community service until beginning his professional real estate career in 1974. He has been an investor, a Real Estate Broker and a real estate appraiser. He co-founded G & B Investments, a Limited Partnership, with William L. Garner and Frank N. Murphy. Joseph later founded Joseph M. Bates Real Estate Consultants while working at American Savings as a real estate appraiser, loan underwriter, and loan agent. He also worked for Marshall and Stevens Inc. an international valuation company as a staff appraiser and the Director of Real Estate for the Western division.

In 1985 Joseph M. Bates, William L. Garner, and Frank N. Murphy founded Seabreeze Development Company and later became involved with the Venice Group, founded by Frank N. Murphy. Joseph also has founded JOE BATES (Ghana) Limited in 2002 in West Africa where he developed and managed hotel properties. Joseph M. Bates passed away in 2011.