Fred Arbuckle, one of BoardRoom’s Distinguished Private Club Presidents for 2016, also can be recognized for his distinguished career, especially in the country’s real estate development industry.
Matt Kellogg, president of the Colorado Golf Club, also selected as a Distinguished Club President of 2016, and will be featured in the July/August issue of BoardRoom.
Arbuckle and his wife, Helen have been members of The Bridges of Rancho Santa Fe, CA since 2002, and members of 3 Creek Ranch Golf Club in Jackson Hole, WY since 2007.
The couple has two sons; Dan and Kyle. Dan graduated from Utah State with a degree in business, and lives in North San Diego County with his wife and daughter. He works in a local manufacturing company. Kyle graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in Fine Art. He continues to live in the Bay Area and works in the hospitality industry.
Professionally, Fred Arbuckle, president of Morrow Development since 1993, has spent most of his working career in the real estate development industry.
Morrow Development is 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 natural open space. The firm has 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.
President Arbuckle graduated with a Bachelors degree from California State University, Pomona, and a Masters from the University of Michigan.
His previous club affiliations include La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, California, Shadowridge Country Club, Vista, California and Woodlands Country Club, Houston, Texas.
Arbuckle, a prolific volunteer, and in addition to his commitments to his private clubs, has served as past president of La Costa Greens and La Costa Oaks and La Costa Ridge Homeowners Association; past chair of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce; past member of the Carlsbad Library Foundation board of Directors, and past executive board member of the Home Builders Council, San Diego. Arbuckle also received an honorable discharge from the United States Army. BR