Fred Arbuckle

M.L.Arch. '78

Fred Arbuckle is the retired president and principal owner of Morrow Development. He has spent most of his working career in the real estate development industry.
Morrow Development was the master developer of the award-winning Villages of La Costa in Carlsbad, CA, a property consisting of four villages on 2,300 acres with approximately 3,300 homes and 2,000 acres of preserved onsite and offsite natural open space. The firm also worked with a private owner on the planning, sales and marketing of 35,000 acres of various properties around Telluride, Colorado.

Previously, Arbuckle served as vice president of The Baldwin Company, managing properties and the planning of a new town consisting of 27,000 homes, six million square feet of commercial and 345 acres of industrial property on the 23,000 acre Otay Ranch; vice president of Leisure Technology, a public company that became one of the nation’s largest developers of active adult retirement communities; and vice-president of Harty Companies, a firm with real estate developments in Galveston, Austin and Houston, Texas. Prior to this he was involved with the design of numerous projects ranging from single family homes to master plan communities. Projects were located throughout the world, including Singapore, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and throughout the United States.

Arbuckle graduated with a Bachelors degree from California State University, Pomona, and a Masters from the University of Michigan. He served in the United States Army for two years.

His volunteer roles include past chair of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce; past member of the Carlsbad Library Foundation Board of Directors, past member of the Pro-Kids/First Tee Board of Directors and past executive board member of the Home Builders Council, San Diego. He served as President of the Board of Directors of both the Bridges Golf Club in San Diego as well as The Club at 3 Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming. He was subsequently recognized as BoardRoom Magazine’s Club President of the Year for 2016.