Michael Towbes enjoyed a successful career in civil engineering
prior to founding the Towbes Groupin the 1960s. The company continues to apply a
strategic yet pioneering sensibility to its work today.
Mr. Towbes had a strong sense of the immense real estate possibilities in the
Tri-County area and formed the Towbes Group. The company began developing and
building residential, commercial and industrial properties in Santa Barbara, San
Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.
Mr. Towbes’ ongoing commitment to the needs of community, attention to detail
and dedication to quality has earned him respect and admiration. He was named a
finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the greater
Los Angeles region.Among many other distinctions, he also was inducted into the
California Building Industry Hall of Fame in 2006.
Under Mr. Towbes’ leadership, the company has developed more than 6,000
residential units and 1.4 million square feet of commercial properties in Santa
Barbara and the Tri-County area. There are approximately 2,100 multifamily
residential units and 2 million square feet of commercial space in the company’s
management portfolio. Grounded in a spirit of philanthropy, the Towbes Group has
consistently given back to the communities where we live, work and play.
The Towbes Group continues to build on the strong foundation provided by
Michael Towbes. Under his time-tested business strategy of wise planning and
calculated risk, we expand our portfolio with new projects and remain committed
to providing excellence to our customers, employees and community.
Meet our management team, or to learn more, contact us.