Mr. Klimp was born in The Netherlands and emigrated to Portland Oregon in 1957. He attended Portland State University and completed his undergraduate education with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Long Beach State University in 1968. He earned an MBA from University of Santa Clara 1974.
Mr. Klimp began his real estate investment career in 1971 by purchasing, along with his wife Nancy, a 5-plex apartment in Redwood City California. In the process of improving the property, operating it successfully, and selling it for a profit. Mr. Klimp established the business model for all properties he has subsequently acquired and operated.
In 1972, Mr. Klimp created the beginnings of the Mayfield Companies structure and formed Mayfield’s first limited partnership. Its success attracted other investors. The Mayfield Companies’ present investment network exceeds 300 investors. Through the vehicle of Mayfield Companies, Mr. Klimp has acquired, renovated, managed and sold multi-family and office properties with a total value in excess of $290 million.
Mr. Klimp personally invests substantially in every Mayfield syndication.
Mr. Klimp is active in community affairs and in professional organizations related to the business of commercial real estate.
Mr. Klimp and his wife Nancy have been residents of Bainbridge Island, Washington since 2013. Both of them are deeply involved with their family and continue to be active in professional and local community affairs.