Michael Hayde

Michael Hayde

CHAIRMAN, CEO WESTERN NATIONAL GROUP

WHY: Has led Western U.S. apartment developer for almost 25 years; been with firm for nearly 50 years. Irvine-based company has bought or developed more than 50,000 apartment units and has 22,000 units in management portfolio.

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RECENT: Involved in apartment portion of proposed Passage at San Mateo project in Silicon Valley, led by local real estate veteran Dan Young and designed by MVE Architects.

NOTABLE: Hayde and his wife, Western National Group President Laura Khouri, are longtime supporters of Laura’s House, recently giving $1M for a planned Aliso Viejo facility.