The Bedford Group of Companies was founded by Charles O. Quarles, and has become one of the leading Real Estate Development Firms serving the housing and commercial needs of urban communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. 

A Second-Generation Community Builder, Mr. Quarles began building residential and commercial projects in and around Los Angeles as a youth for his father’s construction company. After earning his MBA, Mr. Quarles did a short stint as an Accountant with Price Waterhouse and Company, followed by a career in the banking industry, where he specialized in restructuring credits for Wells Fargo Bank.  After several years in banking, Mr. Quarles joined his father’s construction firm, EAC Construction, where he served as President for several years until 1980.

As a natural progression,  in the early 80’s,  Mr. Quarles formed The Bedford Group of Companies with the goal of creating a diversified entity with the capacity to vertically integrate the real estate development process.

To date, Bedford’s has grown to develop thousands of units, and employ an executive leadership group with over 100 years of combined professional experience in California Real Estate Development, specializing in the acquisition, land planning, entitlement, construction, and sales and marketing of urban infill projects. 

Charles O. Quarles

Jane Klein

Bedford's Executive Development Team

President & CEO 

Development Associate

Marketing Director

Unparalled Industry Experience

John Brown

Dir. of Risk Management

Development Associate

New Home Sales Director

Building on Traditions

Starlett Quarles

John Brown

Executive Vice President

Sharon Sumpter

Executive Vice President

Bedford’s Executive Leadership Team have recognized skills and expertise in developing successful multi-family, market-rate and mixed-used urban infill projects. Our combined industry experience, proven track record of success, and flexibility in the urban marketplace has enabled us to continue to develop in accordance with cyclical real estate markets.

Whether building market-rate townhomes, luxury condominiums, upscale mixed-used projects, or need-warranted affordable housing communities, Bedford is the answer to whatever is missing in your development project’s equation. Our approach is simple:

   -We hold ourselves accountable for our work;

   -We don’t take “No” for an answer;

   -We work as a team and are able to remove obstacles;

   -We remain lean and carefully manage financial risks; and
   -We take the initiative to resolve issues and work towards a solution that is best          for the project, the company, and the communities in which we serve.