Beautifully engraved certificate from the Catellus Development Corporation issued in 1990. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of three business professionals with a city and farmland in the background. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President, and Secretary, and is over 21 years old.
Catellus Development Corporation is a real estate landowner that was spun off from the real estate holdings of the Santa Fe Pacific Corporation. They were one of the largest landowners in California, having owned the Los Angeles Union Station. Catellus was responsible for numerous developments throughout the state, including the major redevelopment of Emeryville in the San Francisco Bay Area. On September 15, 2005, Catellus Development Corporation was merged with and into ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) for $5.5 billion. ProLogis offers the world's largest network of distribution facilities and services. The private equity firm TPG Capital acquired a collection of real estate and the Catellus name from ProLogis in 2010.