Mill Pond Farm invests in and manages Commercial
Real Estate in and around Westport, Connecticut.
At the start, Mill Pond Farm was forged from Jim and Robert's shared desire
to start something fresh; we were also running from Corporate
America. The risks of starting a totally new enterprise
seemed daunting, so we studied many businesses. Finally we
decided that we could not do better than modelling our new
enterprise on an upstart local entreprenuer: Stew Leonards.
Within 18 months we had the financing to start Mill Pond Farm
in 1974. We pasturized, homogenized, and bottled milk and
juice in the dairy in front of our customers: the residents of
Milford CT. We expanded to Hamden, and then Fairfield. Our
stores included farm animals and silo to resemble a working
farm. This was years before todays fresh health food
Eventually in 1986 we felt the dairy had plateaued and sold
our stake; converting our equity into a Bridge Square real
estate investment. We've been here since, growing our real
estate business, finding dynamic new tenants, working with
skilled local contractors, and enjoying lifes ups and downs by
the Saugatuck River.
Robert Meyer, originally from England, started as a chartered acccountant with the firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. In 1965 graduating from Harvard Business School with an accounting major. He lives in Westport with his wife Jill. They have three children, and eight grandchildren
Jim Irwin graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1964. He lives in Stratford with his wife Doe. They have three children.
Mill Pond Farm bookkeeper & marketer since 2007. Graduated 1989 from University of Pennsylvania with BSE in Mechanical Engineering. He has four children.