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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA-John B. Parker, the founder of Orange County-based Parker Properties and an industry pioneer whose career spanned 60 years, has died at the age of 83. Parker—who made his mark as a developer, a brokerage executive and a leader in education, community and cultural organizations—died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

Parker, who was a resident of San Juan Capistrano, had been active in Aliso Viejo-based Parker Properties until the time of his death. Over the course of his career, he was responsible for the development of over 10 million square feet of office space in Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego and developed some of Southern California’s most recognized commercial buildings.

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