Chairman, CEO, Western National Group
WHY: Has led Western U.S. apartment developer for 25 years; been with firm for nearly 50 years. Irvine-based company has bought or developed more than 50K apartment units, and has 24K units in management portfolio.
RECENT: Formed joint venture with Texas-based Banner Oak Capital Partners for capital to boost multifamily dealmaking in California.
NOTABLE: Member of the United Way Worldwide board of directors; founding chairman of the Board of United Way Tocqueville in Paris, and is a member of the United Way Board in Spain.