International Homes Corporation, and its affiliated real estate brokerage arm Cosmopolitan Realty, build and sell single family homes throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. Additionally, the Company creates a program to manufacture prefabricated houses and home building-kits and supplies in a warehouse setting to sell to homebuilders throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. B&I Mortgage Loan Corporation is established by the Founders as the primary mortgage broker on the Company’s real estate transactions. By the end of the decade, the Post and Solomon Companies (P&S Companies) begin to expand into multi-family development and management.

After returning home after serving in World War II, Founders Howard Solomon, Abram Post, and Myron Agrenowitz, joined soon after by Harry Post, start International Homes Corporation, Cosmopolitan Realty Inc., and B&I Mortgage Loan Company, all headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio,

In the early 1970s, Martin heads the Company’s expansion into the shopping center development business with the firm’s first ground up development of a retail center. In 1972, Ben Z. Post joins the business alongside Howard, Martin, Harry and Abe. The Company begins acquiring existing shopping centers and surrounding land for future development, including the development of May Company Department Stores – predecessor to Macys – and neighborhood grocery chains like Giant Eagle.

During this time, the P&S Companies serves as developer, contractor and operator on a multi-family portfolio encompassing over 4,000 residential apartments. In 1967, Martin G. Solomon joins the Company, initially working in property management for multiple apartment complexes.

Starting in the 1990s, under Martin and Ben Z. P&S expands its real estate portfolio into Colorado, California, and Georgia. The expansion includes diversification into mixed use properties, continued retail development in new markets and office building acquisitions. The P&S Energy operation continues to expand, with the acquisitions of Copperweld Energy, the energy division of Copperweld Steel and Tristate Energy, providing meter readings for numerous wells in the portfolio and for third party sites.

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Company diversifies and enters the energy business. Leveraging the owners’ background in real estate development, the Company’s land holdings, and drawing on Abe’s experience in the Army Corp of Engineers, the Company starts a natural gas exploration company and a pipeline construction and management business. These businesses, Mash Investment Company and P&S Energy, Inc, serviced the Clinton formation in Northeast Ohio. In the mid 1980s, the shareholders of all the various original entities involved in the firm’s business implement a corporate reorganization and form what is now known as P&S Equities, Inc. Martin and Ben Z. assume senior leadership roles succeeding the first generation, with Martin named President and CEO.

In 2014, Jay L. Post, Brian H. Post, and Jeffrey Solomon formally launch Orangestar Properties to acquire and manage office buildings in North Dallas and pursue development opportunities throughout TX, OH, PA, CA, FL, and CO. Orangestar is headquartered in Plano, TX and is headed by Jay, President and Brian, CFO.

In the early to Mid 2000s, P&S enters into a Joint Venture with Lamar Companies, partnering on over $150M worth of real estate acquisitions primarily consisting of grocery store anchored retail centers in tertiary markets through the United States.

These tertiary markets include city centers within South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.
 

After returning home after serving in World War II, Founders Howard Solomon, Abram Post, and Myron Agrenowitz, joined soon after by Harry Post, start International Homes Corporation, Cosmopolitan Realty Inc., and B&I Mortgage Loan Company, all headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio,

International Homes Corporation, and its affiliated real estate brokerage arm Cosmopolitan Realty, build and sell single family homes throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. Additionally, the Company creates a program to manufacture prefabricated houses and home building-kits and supplies in a warehouse setting to sell to homebuilders throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. B&I Mortgage Loan Corporation is established by the Founders as the primary mortgage broker on the Company’s real estate transactions. By the end of the decade, the Post and Solomon Companies (P&S Companies) begin to expand into multi-family development and management.

During this time, the P&S Companies serves as developer, contractor and operator on a multi-family portfolio encompassing over 4,000 residential apartments. In 1967, Martin G. Solomon joins the Company, initially working in property management for multiple apartment complexes.

In the early 1970s, Martin heads the Company’s expansion into the shopping center development business with the firm’s first ground up development of a retail center. In 1972, Ben Z. Post joins the business alongside Howard, Martin, Harry and Abe. The Company begins acquiring existing shopping centers and surrounding land for future development, including the development of May Company Department Stores – predecessor to Macys – and neighborhood grocery chains like Giant Eagle.

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Company diversifies and enters the energy business. Leveraging the owners’ background in real estate development, the Company’s land holdings, and drawing on Abe’s experience in the Army Corp of Engineers, the Company starts a natural gas exploration company and a pipeline construction and management business. These businesses, Mash Investment Company and P&S Energy, Inc, serviced the Clinton formation in Northeast Ohio. In the mid 1980s, the shareholders of all the various original entities involved in the firm’s business implement a corporate reorganization and form what is now known as P&S Equities, Inc. Martin and Ben Z. assume senior leadership roles succeeding the first generation, with Martin named President and CEO.

Starting in the 1990s, under Martin and Ben Z. P&S expands its real estate portfolio into Colorado, California, and Georgia. The expansion includes diversification into mixed use properties, continued retail development in new markets and office building acquisitions. The P&S Energy operation continues to expand, with the acquisitions of Copperweld Energy, the energy division of Copperweld Steel and Tristate Energy, providing meter readings for numerous wells in the portfolio and for third party sites.

In the early to Mid 2000s, P&S enters into a Joint Venture with Lamar Companies, partnering on over $150M worth of real estate acquisitions primarily consisting of grocery store anchored retail centers in tertiary markets through the United States.

These tertiary markets include city centers within South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.

In 2014, Jay L. Post, Brian H. Post, and Jeffrey Solomon formally launch Orangestar Properties to acquire and manage office buildings in North Dallas and pursue development opportunities throughout TX, OH, PA, CA, FL, and CO. Orangestar is headquartered in Plano, TX and is headed by Jay, President and Brian, CFO.

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