About Us

For more than sixty years, Sims-Grupe Management has been managing industrial, commercial, and residential properties throughout San Joaquin County. Ranging from shopping centers to industrial warehousing, they manage a portfolio of more than 400,000 square feet of retail space and also own and manage office, industrial and agricultural properties.  Their talents and expertise are focused on property management, leasing, and construction in highly visible and accessible locations throughout San Joaquin County.

AN OUTSTANDING TEAM.

Phil Johnson

President & CEO

For more than 25 years, Phil Johnson has been a key leader at Sims-Grupe Management Corporation. In 2005, Phil was named President and CEO of Sims-Grupe Management and has continued to focus on the growth of the company through creative instinct and tradition.Phil’s experience, work ethic and attention to detail are reasons why Phil is looked upon for his creative insight into development and real estate transactions. He has successfully developed, leased, purchased or sold more than three million square feet of properties from Modesto to Sacramento and has actively purchased and developed over 700 acres of walnuts, cherries, and almonds.

With a strong passion for the communities within San Joaquin County, he is an advocate and trusted advisor in the community. Phil is actively involved with many local organizations. Phil is a board member of the Business Council of San Joaquin, board member of Pacific Storage Company and Wagner Land Company and is supportive of many local charitable endeavors including San Joaquin A+, Gospel Center Rescue Mission, Children’s Home of Stockton, Morada Little League board, Saint Mary’s High School Victory board and Red Rhino Orphanage Project.

Raised in Stockton, California, Phil is a graduate of Lincoln High School and the University of the Pacific. He and his wife Wendy (Fifth Generation Stocktonian) live in Acampo and have four adult children; Melissa, Katlyn, Zachary and Charlie.

Kelly Blanchard

Property Manager

Kelly joined Sims-Grupe Management in 2012 to provide administrative support in Leasing and Property Management. Tasked daily to coordinate the office protocols and procedures, Kelly is also responsible for the implementation of schedules, and also serves as the primary contact for all office communication both internal and external.

Wade Sellers

Property Manager

Recently joining the Sims-Grupe Management Team as a Property Manager, Wade Sellers brings fifteen years of extensive property management experience. In addition, Wade boasts thirty years of security management, loss prevention, and investigative experience in a retail, commercial, property management environment. Wade is also licensed in California as a Real Estate Broker and Private Investigator. As Property Manager, Wade will consolidate his training and experience to serve and support the merchants, clients, guests, and staff of Lincoln Center.

Wade lives in Lodi with his wife of 30 years, Debbie. They enjoy spending time together on the coast and with their yellow lab, Sophie.

Becky Loiacono

Controller

Becky Loiacono joined Sims-Grupe Management in 2019 as the Controller. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Her responsibilities include managing the financials for over 90+ tenants, including managing payments for internal and external needs, in addition to forecasting the financials for to company. Becky was born and raised in Stockton, with a brief stint in the Bay Area. We are lucky to have her positive attitude and talented skills in our office and on our team.

Mission Statement

Sims-Grupe Management Corporation is a regional full service real estate management and development company. We will serve our community and customer needs and will strive to consistently produce and manage developments of lasting value to San Joaquin County. We recognize the need to be current, diversied, entrepreneurial and aggressive, both as a company and individuals. We believe in teamwork, professionalism, innovation and long term decision-making. Through all of our actions, we strive to preserve and enhance our reputation of integrity.

Vision Statement

We direct all of our efforts towards our customers, to understand, anticipate and satisfy their needs and expectations in a timely, cost effective and value added manner.

We encourage initiative and leadership and reward entrepreneurial behavior, prudent risk taking, and seek to encourage an atmosphere of respect and empowerment for all employees.

We encourage and support all employees to realize their full professional potential by offering training and educational opportunities to develop technical, interpersonal and leadership skills.

History

In 1951, Lincoln Center began as the collective dream of Greenlaw Grupe, Roy Sims and four other men with extraordinary vision. Their vision for Stockton included a complete planned community with homes, schools, churches, recreation and commercial areas. They acquired the land, an 1800-acre parcel from the estate of Stockton pioneer Benjamin Holt and then formed a corporation, Lincoln Properties, Inc. The corporation offered opportunities to buy stock and completely sold out in just two weeks. By 1951 more than 700 homes were constructed and followed with the opening of Lincoln Center.

The Center was 25,000 square feet with 16 neighborhood stores ready to serve the people of Lincoln Village as well as those living in adjoining districts. Plans were already underway for 10 additional stores, and Lincoln Center, on the corner of Pacific Avenue and Benjamin Holt Drive under the Big “L,” was on the move.

At the heart of Lincoln Village is Lincoln Center. What started with twelve original businesses encompassing 25,000 square feet has now grown to 103 businesses on approximately 300,000 square feet.