Bolton Hill Company was founded in 1979 by Norman Schwartz. Born in Baltimore, Norman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Group Communications from Northwestern University in 1971. He moved to California in 1974 and five years later began providing project management services to a local home builder. He began his real estate development work with condominium conversions in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland where he helped acquire, convert and market over 200 condominium units.
Bolton Hill Company has managed the development entitlement process for over 1,500 residential units and obtained governmental approvals for specific plans, general plan and zoning amendments, environmental impact reports, development agreements, owner participation agreements, site plan and architecture design permits, subdivisions, annexations and other entitlements. Development entitlement work managed by Bolton Hill has involved governmental approvals from city and county planning commissions, councils and supervisors, water districts, fire districts, school districts, local agency formation commissions, California Department of Fish & Game, California Coastal Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and others.
Norman Schwartz has served on the board of the Santa Cruz County Community Foundation, including three years as president of the board. He was recently appointed an honorary trustee. He currently serves on the board of the Cabrillo College Foundation as an officer of the board and a member of the finance committee. Norman lives in the city of Santa Cruz.
George Smith joined Bolton Hill in 1999. His primary responsibilities are performing the research for and preparation of seller disclosure statements and managing Bolton Hill's seller disclosure statement business. In the last 3 years alone, George has overseen the preparation of over 150 disclosure statements for many of the top home builders in California. A native of Oakland, George earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Economics and in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Bolton Hill, George worked in real estate development and then as a real estate appraiser for the insurance industry. He has held a California Real Estate Broker's license since 1995. George lives in the city of Scotts Valley and when he is not spending time with his family, he enjoys biking and playing tennis.
In addition to providing exceptional service to its clients, Bolton Hill believes in giving back to its community. Here is a partial list of the fine organizations we have supported:
Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
Santa Cruz AIDS Project
Santa Cruz Firefighters Association
Exchange Club of Scotts Valley
Watsonville Police Officers Association
Newspapers in Education
Habitat for Humanity
Second Harvest Food Bank
Santa Cruz Education Foundation
Womens Crisis Support
Boys and Girls Club
Santa Cruz County Community Foundation
Cabrillo College Foundation
St. Francis Soup Kitchen
Valley Churches United
American Red Cross
Zen Hospice Center
The Salvation Army
Santa Cruz SPCA
Cystic Fibrosis Research
Santa Cruz Homeless Services Center
Santa Cruz Police Officers Association
Grandma Sue's Community Project
Santa Cruz Counseling Center
Santa Cruz Museum Association
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County