Barrister is marking its 20th Anniversary under its current owner, Vince Otte.
As Barrister continues to grow in locations and its service offerings, our focus remains the same—customer service. This business philosophy is the major contributor behind our tenants staying with us for an average of six years and dozens for as long as 20. We also attribute our commitment to service as the reason for referrals being our number two source for new tenants.
Since 1990, when our owner Vince Otte, acquired Attorney’s Office Management, Inc. out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company has seen a name change and ongoing expansion. Now with 22 locations throughout Southern California, Barrister has become a leader in the executive suite industry. Otte has branched out and expanded into the telephone and management business, as well as offering four increasingly-popular virtual office packages at all our locations.
Another key point to Barrister’s permanence is the expertise and longevity of our senior management team. Several of our executives began their careers with Barrister as telephone operators or location managers and have risen through the ranks to their current positions.
President and Chief Operating Officer Dorthy Bright is nearing two decades in the industry and has served in senior executive positions with CommonWealth Partners and Trammell Crow Company.
Executive Vice President and General Manager Margaret Gunning started with us in 1983 while still in college. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Carrie Gates began her career with Barrister as a Suite Manager.
Barrister looks forward to celebrating many more milestones as it continues to offer clients superior office solutions.