about us

American Asset Corporation is a diversified real estate company with an in-depth knowledge of all facets of real estate investment and ownership. Our core capabilities include strategic planning, construction management, leasing and brokerage services, and asset and property management.


0713/16: Photography of Riprand Count Arco at the Charlotte North Carolina American Asset Corporation offices. Charlotte Photographer - PatrickSchneiderPhoto.com

American Asset Corporation is privately owned and was founded in 1986 by Count Arco in order to establish and grow an institutional quality real estate portfolio earning superior risk-adjusted returns in the U.S. commercial real estate market.

Key to this success has been the acquisition and development of diverse real estate projects in emerging Southeastern U.S. markets. Since 1986, we have been involved in over $1.5 billion of real estate projects and currently hold in the portfolio nearly 6 million square feet of retail, office and industrial space valued at nearly $1 billion. Also within the portfolio is land held for the planned development estimated at an additional 4.5 million square feet with a projected value at stabilization of approximately $800 million at completion.


American Asset Corporation is a member of real estate’s most prestigious organizations. By taking an active role in the industry’s leading trade associations, we remain connected to a community of today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate specialists. This not only ensures that we are continually enhancing our knowledge and refining our skills but also that we remain on the forefront of breaking news, trends and other developments in this ever-changing industry. Additionally, via these networking opportunities, we are able to promote the implementation of public policy that effectively protects and enhances property values.

Memberships & Designations:
Whitehall Corporate Center



The real estate industry is a business where changing local, regional, national and international market conditions create both challenges and opportunities. The executives of American Asset Corporation consistently and successfully navigate the company and the portfolio through the ever changing markets. We consistently blend our extensive knowledge in the areas of acquisition, development, financing, management and leasing with important market trends in order to create the most innovative, profitable and sustainable portfolio.