Charles H. Midkiff
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
In a career spanning over five decades, Charles Midkiff has established himself as one of the Lone Star State’s most accomplished real estate development professionals. His prolific development portfolio, valued in excess of $900 million, includes more than 10,000 apartment units, five million square feet of commercial space, several hundred single family homes and hundreds of acres of land in major cities around the U.S.
Since moving to San Antonio in 1981 with Lincoln Property Company, Mr. Midkiff has been responsible for developing properties valued at some $400 million with Lincoln, Property Company of America and Orion Partners. In 1989, Mr. Midkiff initiated the founding of Orion Partners in order to be positioned to capitalize long-term on commercial property development and investment opportunities in San Antonio. Since that time, Orion Partners has been responsible for acquisition and development of over 2 million square feet of commercial properties, 500 apartment units and over 200 acres of land, altogether valued at nearly $250 million. Among Orion’s achievements is its unique partnership with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force which has led to the conversion of the historic BAMC Hospital buildings at Joint Base San Antonio—Fort Sam Houston into state of the art office buildings. Orion’s portfolio at JBSA—Fort Sam currently consists of nearly 500,000 square feet of office space. Separately, the company’s construction division has performed some 200,000 square feet of renovations for the Government, work valued at over $40 million.
Mr. Midkiff is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he obtained a BA in Finance/Real Estate. He was a founder of the San Antonio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), where he served on the President’s council and the Board of Directors. He has also been active in National Apartment Association, where he served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee as Chairman of the National Legislative Council.