Decron's origins begin in the 1950s when Jack M. Nagel first arrived in Southern California. A Polish-born immigrant and Holocaust survivor, Jack arrived in America, first to New York and then eventually onto Los Angeles, with no more than the shirt on his back.
Sensing opportunity in Southern California's rapid growth and determined to succeed in his new home country, Jack began building single family homes for US Army veterans. With time and tremendous determination, his business grew and prospered. The company went on to build thousands of homes in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. Eventually, the business transitioned to include multifamily residential apartments. Jack focused on West Hollywood and other budding areas of Los Angeles. In the 1980s, while he continued to develop income properties, he expanded into retail and office properties. Not content to merely work as a developer, Jack operated all of his completed projects together with his son, David, who joined him in 1981 following his graduation from New York University. The business continued to grow following David's completion of an MBA from the University of Southern California and his gradual rise in the company after serving in its construction and property management divisions.
In 1988, David was appointed President of Decron Properties Corp. His responsibilities quickly increased to oversee all aspects of their real estate business. Decron expanded its portfolio of investments through more than twenty acquisitions, purchasing multifamily apartments, retail centers, and office buildings. The company also continued its legacy of construction with major development projects throughout Southern California. The overwhelming majority of residential and retail projects developed in the 1970s and 1980s are still owned and managed by Decron.