The former Vice President, Chief Development Officer of the Western Region for Federal Realty Investment Trust.  He was also the Director of the nationally acclaimed, award winning, Santana Row, an 18 block mixed-use development including: 680,000 square feet of  retail, 1201 luxury residential units and 2 boutique hotels totalling 414 rooms.  In this capacity he created and established the west coast regional office with primary duties of leading an international team to develop and complete one of the greatest mixed-use streets in America .  He has extensive expertise in all phases of acquisition, predevelopment, development and corporate operations for development. 

Alan Hess, a reporter from the San Jose Mercury News stated that, “we really had no right to expect Santana Row would turn out this well. The vision was so far reaching, the commercial program so unconventional, the design so complex, the execution so painstaking…” 

 As chief of development operations and acquisitions, he  has successfully completed over 27 developments and for fourteen years lead two real estate development companies into their most productive years.  In the 1980's, he held senior positions with companies in master planning and urban design. His central role was in the participation of urban downtown renewal projects, retail centers, and high-rise master planning.  He was also involved in the nationally recognized Gas Lamp District in San Diego, California .