commitment to success 

Bates Stringer has developed a reputation for identifying superior real estate opportunities and has established a proven track record of successful projects. The partners have demonstrated the unique ability to create desirable projects with lasting value, emphasizing quality in every aspect of development, including location, concept, design and execution. Long term success is achieved through mutually beneficial relationships with investment partners, lenders, cities, designers, consultants, and others with whom, in cooperation, we accomplish our objectives. Through these relationships we have earned our most precious asset – the trust and confidence of our partners. 


Frederick M. Bates

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Fred Bates is a veteran of the real estate industry, having been actively involved for over 35 years in all aspects of the real estate development business. Fred’s experience encompasses all aspects of real estate development and investment. Fred possesses strong management skills through his operation of his own company, Bates Properties, Inc., as well as being a general partner with New Cities Development Group for many years. Fred has been responsible for all aspects of the development business including acquisition, entitlement, design, construction and finance. Fred graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Engineering.

Scott L. Stringer


Scott Stringer’s experience includes significant residential development throughout Northern California. Through his own company, The Stringer Company, Inc., Scott has also been an active participant in the real estate development business for over 30 years. Scott’s background provides vital experience in property identification, acquisition, entitlement, concept development and governmental relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of California-Berkeley. Subsequent to graduation, Scott played professional football for the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL.