President, Partner, Burnham Ward Properties
WHY: Founded one of Newport Beach’s largest property owners (along with Scott Burnham, see entry) with expertise in retail, mixed-use developments. Behind 266K-SF LBX—Long Beach Exchange— shopping center near city airport; OC Mix, South Coast Collection; Castaway Commons.
RECENT: More than $500M in investments planned for Orange County, including retail component of Dana Point harbor revitalization and new City Center in Laguna Niguel that will have retail, residential, creative office components.
NOTABLE: Plans to break ground next summer on $300 million Dana Point harbor commercial core; surf museum, retail, restaurants in store.