How It All Started

In 1980, a group of young professionals met on Belden Alley in the shadow of Bank of America building in downtown San Francisco. They met seeking camraderie and an exchange of ideas. Their association grew into the Belden Club which was established in 1981 and incorporated as a 501(c)(6) California Not For Profit Corporation. The name “Belden” was adopted from Belden Alley, the location of the club’s first “business office”, Carlos Goldstein’s. We like to make the comparison with the founding of Lloyds of London in Lloyds coffee shop.

The founding members were Jim Curtis, Tom Enberg, Pat Flanagan, Randal Howard, Jeff Kott, Roy March and J. Witt, III. Matt Moran, a former director of the San Francisco Belden Club, founded the Los Angeles club in 1991. Rick Prado helped start the Seattle Belden Club in 1993.


Past Presidents

2018-2019 Tom Doupe JLL
2016-2017 Jordan Angel HFF
2014-2015 Pat Callihan Prometheus Real Estate Group
2011-2013 Carolyn Powell PCCP, LLC
2010-2011 Derrick How Fornine Investment Company
2008-2010 Miles Treaster Westbrook Partners
2005-2007 Jeff Mills Prudential Real Estate Investors
2004-2005 John Bellack JB Matteson
2002-2004 Chris Wight Cypreso Properties Group
2000-2002 Courtney Boscoe Wells Fargo
1998-2000 Mike Jameson Prudential Captial Group
1996-1998 David S. Fries Orchard Partners
1994-1996 Tyler Higgins Orchard Partners
1992-1994 Tony Zanze Hamilton Zanze
1990-1992 Ian Cameron Arthur Anderson & Co.
1989-1990 David Bohegian Martorana, Bohegian & Co.
1987-1989 Jim Carbone Carbone, Mariano & Co.
1985-1987 Peter Merlone Merlone Geier Partners
1983-1985 Tom Engberg Kidder Peabody
1980-1983 Pat Flanagan Cushman & Wakefield