Bringing over 26 years of residential development experience, Daniel Aguilar co-founded McKinley Partners in 2006. Prior to its founding, Aguilar was a partner of the Mission Valley Properties team which he joined in 1999. While at Mission Valley, Aguilar was involved in the successful acquisition and entitlement of several small- to mid-size residential developments in the greater Bay Area. In 1996, Aguilar founded a real estate consulting company that provided multi-disciplinary real estate services ranging from assisting regional home builders to securing debt and public financing to entitling projects in Santa Clara County and the North Bay. Aguilar also participated in the due diligence and closing efforts for several property acquisitions. From 1988 to 1995, Aguilar held the position of Vice President of Finance and Land Acquisition for Southwest Diversified/Coscan—now known as Brookfield Homes. In that capacity, Aguilar was principally responsible for all project financing, joint ventures, and public financing for projects in California and Arizona. Aguilar also assisted the location, due diligence and closing of land acquisitions in Northern California. Before joining Southwest Diversified, Aguilar was a Vice President at Citicorp Real Estate Group (California division for Citibank). During his five-year tenure, Aguilar managed a $400 million loan portfolio composed of commercial and other income-producing properties. Aguilar earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fresno State University and has a Master of Business Administration in Finance/Urban Land Economics from UCLA. Aguilar was formerly on the Board of Directors for Home Builders Association, North Bay Division.
Steve Riter has over 25 years of residential development experience. Riter co-founded McKinley Partners in 2006. Prior to its founding Riter was a partner in Mission Valley Properties where he was a principal in the acquisition and entitlement of residential units for development throughout Northern California. Prior to joining Mission Valley Properties, he was at Catellus Residential Group (CRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Catellus Development Corporation. Riter joined Catellus in 1997 as the Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development, where he worked on the startup of the Northern California building division of CRG. Riter was responsible for acquiring and entitling residential properties and building a regional presence as a California homebuilder. Under Riter's direction, the division was involved in the rapid acquisition and development of 950 units within a short startup period of 30 months. Riter's experience includes residential land acquisition and development experience with SummerHill Homes, a subsidiary of Marcus & Millichap Inc., which has developed and sold over 5,000 multi-family and single-family residential units in the Bay Area. Riter was also the Vice President of Acquisition for Southwest Diversified/Coscan (now known as Brookfield Homes) from 1990 to 1994, acquiring new development opportunities throughout California. From 1984 to 1990, with Vintage Properties, he was Project Controller for the Vintage Club and later transitioned to Manager of Land Acquisition. Vintage Properties was a $1.1 billion dollar mixed-use residential and commercial development company. Riter was a member of the Board of Directors of Seneca Center, a $75mm non-profit serving children and families in the Bay Area. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Brigham Young University in 1981 and conducted Master of Business Administration studies at John F. Kennedy University.
Greg joined McKinley Partners in 2014 as the Director of Finance. Greg oversees all aspects of the budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting processes, and regulation requirements to provide end-to-end financial support. He provides executive management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk. Prior to joining McKinley Partners, Greg was with Armanino LLP for over 9 years, working in their assurance and advisory business services practice. Greg handled a variety of public and private companies, including extensive IPO and M&A transaction experience. He managed several large real estate accounts in the development and sale of single-family homes and the ownership and operation of residential and commercial rental property space, with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. He also managed a large SEC account in the technology space (both companies had over $200MM in annual revenue). Greg handled several M&A transactions ranging from $2 million to $350 million. Greg graduated from Saint Mary's College in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Jeff Shaffer joined McKinley Partners to head up Southern California acquisitions and investments. Shaffer has 15 years experience in real estate development. He partnered to form a land development and homebuilding venture (Granite Homes) in 1996, purchasing RTC and bank-owned assets out of the last major downturn. That company rapidly expanded from an initial 21-lot holding to ultimately controlling approximately 1,435 lots in Sacramento and San Diego, California, San Antonio, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. He then joined Pacific Ridge as the development manager for a 90,000 sq. ft. themed retail center in Sedona, Arizona, and several other projects totaling over 130,000 sq. ft. of retail. Subsequently, Shaffer joined a regional homebuilder in San Diego managing the entitlements, developments, and operations in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, where he entitled and brought to market over 600 lots in 3 years.
Prior to his involvement in real estate, Shaffer worked on national security and military strategy issues for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
He earned a BA in International Relations from UCLA and a Master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Bryce joined McKinley Partners in 2015 as a real estate analyst specializing in complex financial modeling and property valuation. During the previous seven years Bryce has been involved in acquisitions and real estate analytics for San Diego-based investment firms such as Boardwalk Development and Parallel Capital Partners. He has extensive experience identifying residential and retail investment opportunities, building detailed investment proformas and structuring partnerships with investors. Mr. Lewis holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of San Diego. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Originally from Vail, CO, Bryce attend Emory University where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. Upon graduating from Emory in 2005, Mr. Lewis began working with the Bozzutto Group, a regional real estate development and property management firm based in Washington DC, where he gained expertise in the property management of 150-400 unit multifamily properties. While attending the University of San Diego, he interned with MG Properties as an acquisitions analyst of multifamily residential property.
Laurence serves as a Principal at McKinley and helped launch the firm's single and multifamily acquisition initiatives in 2009. Laurence has primary responsibility for the firm's partnerships with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and serves on the Advisory Board of McKinley's partner Tricon American Homes. Prior to McKinley, Laurence has had a diverse career in principal real estate investing, investment banking, real estate development and law, serving as a Director of RBC Capital Markets, an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Director of Acquisitions with Lennar Homes, among other positions. He began his career as a real estate and land use attorney in private practice. Laurence received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School.
Trace joined McKinley Partners in 2018 as the assistant Land Development Manager. Trace oversees the scheduling and planning of the One Lake project in Fairfield, CA.
Prior to joining McKinley Partners, Trace was an independent Realtor for 3 years at Coldwell Banker in Marin County. Trace also helped in the management of Diamond Bay Property Management aiding in growth and stabilizing 2,500 single family homes as the Director of Operations. Prior to this work Trace managed single family home portfolios for Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp and Tricon American Homes, two of the largest real estate investment trusts in California. This large portfolio management experience has given Trace a unique macro view of changes in the dynamic California market. With direct expertise in construction management, Trace oversaw every stage of renovations of over 1,200 single family homes with the goal of meeting market demand for high quality properties cost-effectively.
Greg joined McKinley Partners in 2018 as an Investment Analyst. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and tracking potential multifamily development projects as well as assisting with single family projects. Before joining the McKinley team Greg worked as an acquisitions analyst for Stratford Partners, a San Diego-based multifamily investment firm. He was responsible for underwriting deals across California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado each ranging from 20MM -100MM in value. Greg started his real estate career in Dallas, Texas as a commercial real estate broker negotiating commercial and retail leases. Greg attended The University of Texas at Tyler where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance.