MBA '83

John Davenport is a Partner and Co-Founder of Davenport Partners. He is also the Manager and Investment Advisor for Davenport Advisors Stock Fund. 

Davenport Partners, based in Newport Beach, CA, owns and manages properties in Southern California and Hawaii. The Company focuses on multi-tenant office, industrial and retail properties. 

Davenport Advisors Stock Fund is an open-ended stock fund that invests in publicly traded REITs and other real estate related companies. 

Prior to the formation of Davenport Partners in 2002, Mr. Davenport was the President of Spieker Properties (SPK: NYSE) and served on the Spieker Properties Management Committee. 

Mr. Davenport began his career in real estate in 1983 with the Trammell Crow Company in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. In 1986, as a Partner, he established the Sacramento Region where he acquired and developed numerous office, industrial and retail projects throughout Sacramento and the Central Valley. 

In 1987, Mr. Davenport was one of the founding partners of Spieker Partners, and then in 1993 helped take the company public as Spieker Properties, a REIT. In 1995, Mr. Davenport established the Southern California Region which grew to 175 employees in 25 offices, with over 12 million square feet in 60 projects. In July 2001, Spieker Properties merged into Equity Office Properties (EOP: NYSE) in a transaction valued at $7.2 billion.

Mr. Davenport maintains an active California Broker’s license and is a Registered Investment Advisor. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1979 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983.