Decron’s origins begin in the 1950s when Jack M. Nagel first arrived in Southern California. A Polish-born immigrant and Holocaust survivor, Jack arrived in America with little more than the shirt on his back. Sensing opportunity in Southern California’s rapid growth and determined to succeed in his new home country, Jack began building single family homes for US Army veterans. With time and tremendous determination, his business grew and prospered. The company went on to build thousands of homes in Orange, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Eventually, the business transitioned into multifamily residential apartments. Jack focused on Hollywood and other budding areas of Los Angeles. Later in the 1980s, he developed a number of retail and office properties. Not content to merely work as a developer, Jack operated all of his completed projects. The company continued to grow and in 1988 Jack’s youngest son, David Nagel, joined him in a newly named company – Decron Properties Corp. – to oversee all aspects of their real estate business. Decron expanded its portfolio of investments through acquisitions, purchasing multifamily apartments and retail and office buildings. The company also continued its legacy of construction with major development projects throughout greater Los Angeles. The overwhelming majority of the residential and retail projects developed in the 1970s and 1980s are still owned and managed by Decron.