Anthony F. Souza, CRE, FRICS, President

Tony was born in 1940 in Tracy. He attended Tracy area grammar schools and, in 1958, graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory. In 1962, Tony graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce.

In 1962, Tony moved back to Tracy and began managing the family cattle operation. 1968 brought the opening of Souza's Quality Meats, a wholesale meat purveying operation, which Tony owned until 1984.

In the late 1970s Tony began working on leases of Altamont pasture lands for wind turbine development. In 1984, he earned his broker's license and opened Souza Realty. In 1991, the name of the company was changed to Souza Realty & Development.

Tony is a member of many professional associations, including the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, Central Valley Association of REALTORS, California and National Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS Real Estate Appraisal Section, the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), American Wind Energy Association, Urban Land Institute, Building Industry Association of the Delta, and the Business Council of San Joaquin County.

In 1994, Tony was awarded the CRE designation by the Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide expert, objective real estate advice on real property and land-related matters. In 1999, he was elected to the national board of directors of the CRE and served as Chairman of the Northern California Chapter. He has been active in the leadership of the national organization since that time, most recently as 2007 Chairman of the Board. In addition to the CRE designation, Tony also holds the prestigious designation of Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Tony served on the Planning Congress for Contra Costa County that extensively studied and debated the county's general plan revision. He has also served on the county's Agricultural Task Force, and the South East Contra Costa County Advisory Committee, an advisory committee to the Board of Supervisors on land use matters. In the community of Tracy he has served as Chairman of the 1989 Tracy Tomorrow Growth Committee, served in the 2001 Tracy Tomorrow Transportation Committee and was appointed by the Tracy City Council to serve on the Tracy Tomorrow and Beyond Committee, where he served as Chairman.

Tony has been and continues to be very active in community activities. He was chairman of the Development Council of Tracy Community Memorial Hospital, and led the formation of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, acting as the first Chairman of its Board of Directors. Tony is past chairman of the Hospital's Special Prospects Committee. He served as President of the Tracy Rotary Club in 1989-90. Tony is active in St. Bernard's Catholic Church where he served as chairman of the Future Planning & Development Committee and serves on the New Building Project Steering Committee. In 1996, Tony was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

Tony oversees all our operations at Souza Realty & Development. As a real estate consultant, he is engaged in litigation support analyzing impacts of condemnation activities on property and providing testimony as an expert witness in condemnation cases and other legal proceedings.

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