History of A. Altman Co.

The A. Altman Company was founded by Alvin Altman in 1957. The company is based in Canton, Ohio, with satellite offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Park City, Utah. Prior to 1957, Alvin was successful in the family furniture business. He had a keen business sense and an eye for opportunity. Entering the real estate development business, Alvin Altman built his credibility and confidence one deal at a time through hard work, intelligence and integrity.

Alvin secured a deal to build multiple buildings for NCR. The relationship with NCR resulted in 12 buildings throughout Ohio and Michigan, and propelled the A. Altman Company into a prominent role in the real estate development market.

A second generation of Altman success joined the company in 1964. Robert Altman was running a successful housing development company when he merged with his father in developing commercial real estate. Together, they furthered the growth and success of the A. Altman Company, securing deals with companies such as W.T. Grant and Prudential Life Insurance.

Richard and Louis Altman joined the company in 1986 and 1991 respectively, as the third generation of leadership. The company has become a true regional leader in the industry with projects in several states east of the Mississippi River and some projects further west.

Richard Altman is involved in every aspect of the business. He has developed extensive knowledge in all areas which include leasing, construction, financing and development. It is his unique ability to understand both sides of a transaction that has enabled him to become so respected in the industry.  Richard attended and graduated from The Ohio State University. Following his interest in real estate, he received his degree from the Business School majoring in Real Estate and Urban Analysis. Richard is involved in several community boards and enjoys golfing, flying and attending his children’s sporting events. Richard resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife Bobbi and his children Molly, Madison and Alvin.

Louis Altman joined the A. Altman Company full time in 1991 upon his graduation from The Ohio State University. Having grown up in the business, it was a natural progression while attending The Ohio State University to earn a degree from the School of Business majoring in Real Estate and Urban Analysis. Louis is involved in all aspects of the real estate business which includes leasing, construction, financing and development. In addition to his duties at the A. Altman Company, Louis currently serves as a Director for Home Savings Bank (HSB).  Prior to his position with Home Saving Bank Louis was Chairman of the Board for Premier Bank & Trust (PB&T), and was intimately involved in the acquisition by HSB.  Louis is currently active on several other community boards and enjoys snow skiing and golfing when time allows.  Louis resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife Christy and his two daughters Abby and Lilly.

The company was named a Weatherhead School of Management Family Firm of Distinction in 2001 and continues the legacy left by Alvin Altman. The principles that make the company a success today are the same as they were in 1957: Honesty, Integrity and Hard Work.

The A. Altman Company is a full service development company providing build to suit solutions for retail, office, medical office and the hospitality and apartment industries. Under the leadership of Louis and his brother, Richard, the company has flourished over the past years. Multiple office buildings have been developed for Akron Children’s Hospital. Other office tenants include Nationwide Insurance, Fresenius Dialysis, Wells Fargo Advisors, Citizens Bank, Key Bank, Huntington Bank, Westfield Bank and Premier Bank & Trust.

Retail Development is also a major component of the A. Altman Company. The A. Altman Company has developed retail space for Giant Eagle, Aldi Foods, Marc’s Food & Drugs, Get-Go, Cinemark Movies,  Advanced Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, Pet Supplies Plus, Tim Horton’s, Sherwin-Williams, Big Lots, TSC, Levin Mattress, Pat Catan’s, Discount Drug Mart, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Domino’s, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Great Clips, Best Cuts, Verizon Wireless, Radio Shack, Sprint, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, and many others.

The Hospitality development has been mostly in major hard to develop, difficult barrier to entry markets such as Boston and Arlington, Massachusetts, Tarrytown, New York, and Northern Virginia near Washington D.C. The A. Altman Company is a franchisee of Marriott Corporation, Hilton Corporation and has also developed a Sheraton Hotel by Starwood. The major hotel brands that have been developed are Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Home2 by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Comfort Inn by Choice International. Being a franchisee causes the developer to have great attention to the details and provides a true understanding to the wants and needs of the guests.

The A. Altman Company is dedicated to providing you with the real estate service you need for success. Let our vision and experience guide you to the right solution, at the right time, with the right space for your business. Weather you need retail space, medical office space, apartments, hospitality, build to suit or property management, the A. Altman Company is dedicated to finding the best solution for your company. It is our belief that We are Successful if you are Successful

The A. Altman Company is a diverse real estate development and management company with more than 60 years experience developing quality retail, hospitality and office buildings to go beyond all expectations of our clients. Today the A. Altman Company continues to develop and acquire quality real estate across the region. Additional information on the A. Altman Company can be found on our company website at www.aaltmanco.com

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