Shea Properties Adds Two Veterans to Executive Team
- Jun 17, 2011
Aliso Viejo, Calif.–Commercial real estate and capital markets veteran Bryan McGowan has been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Shea Properties. The company also named J.J. Abraham senior vice president of multifamily development and acquisitions.
McGowan, the former managing principal at Koll Company, will be responsible for all financial aspects of the company and highly involved in operations. Abraham will oversee Shea’s expanding apartment footprint in California by leading the apartment development and acquisitions team at Shea’s corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo.
McGowan served Koll for more than 10 years, handling all aspects of asset management, acquisition, finance and accounting. His primary responsibility was the creation, funding and structuring of the company’s operating platform.
Prior to joining Koll, McGowan served for seven years as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Donahue Schriber, where he was responsible for forming and capitalizing the company’s institutional, private REIT. He also held senior positions in corporate real estate finance at Security Pacific Bank. During his time with Donahue Schriber and Koll Company, McGowan raised more than $800 million from pension funds for institutional equity capital for the companies.
Abraham brings more than 17 years of development and acquisitions experience to Shea Properties, having worked for nationally and internationally recognized companies including Del Mar Development, Legacy Partners, JPI, and Archon Group, a division of Goldman Sachs.
As vice president at Del Mar Development, Abraham directed all resort development and investment activities for their Baja California operation, including three five-star resort communities. Prior to Del Mar, Abraham served as vice president of development for Legacy Partners in Southern California, where he was responsible for the land acquisition, project entitlement and development of seven mixed-use projects.
Prior to joining Legacy Partners, Abraham was with JPI Partners and was responsible for Jefferson at Bay Meadows in San Mateo (575 apartment units, 14,000 SF street-level retail) and two other successful multifamily developments in the San Francisco Bay area.