Douglas Wilson Companies Hires Michael Brekka to Lead Real Estate Development Group

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) is pleased to announce it has hired Michael Brekka as Senior Managing Director of Real Estate Development. Under Mr. Brekka’s leadership, DWC’s Real Estate Development platform will pursue principal development opportunities throughout the West Coast and Southwest.

Mr. Brekka has over 25 years' experience in real estate, construction and architecture, and has held leadership roles managing design and development for: The Vail Resorts Development Company, Shea Homes, Intracorp Urban Developers, The Corky McMillin Companies, The Oliver McMillan Company, and numerous architectural firms. As a licensed architect, he has developed and designed projects ranging from complex mixed-use developments in resort communities to residential infill projects. During his career, Mr. Brekka has been directly responsible for the development of over 2,500 residential units and more than 400,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

“DWC has a successful track record of delivering landmark urban infill projects,” stated Douglas Wilson, Chairman and CEO of DWC. “Mr. Brekka’s extensive design and development background ensures DWC will continue to deliver projects of lasting significance.”

Immediately after joining DWC, Brekka assumed leadership of the firm’s Creative Office and Lifestyle Hotel project in Tempe, Arizona – a 280,000-square-foot Class A office building with 20,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, and a 270-key boutique hotel located on the Monti’s Restaurant site at the intersection of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. In addition, he will oversee DWC’s Request for Proposals (RFP) submission for the development of mixed-use project on the City-owned 7th and Market block in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

The expansion of DWC’s development platform is part of the firm’s aggressive repositioning, and growth of its traditional real estate services – asset management, principal development, and brokerage services. DWC recently expanded its Public-Private Partnership (P3) Group, hiring Michele Vives as Managing Director in April 2014.

“As the real estate market continues to stabilize and improve, we’re positioned to be an active player in the development world to take advantage of – what we hope will be – a robust cycle,” said Wilson.

About Douglas Wilson Companies

DWC was founded in 1989 to provide a wide range of real estate and problem resolution services. Our professional team has earned a unique track record of success with our diverse client base, which includes financial institutions, law firms, investors, state and federal courts, and property owners located throughout the country. With a seasoned team of business, real estate, and financial services professionals, DWC offers a level of specialized services not found elsewhere. With offices in Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., DWC is one of the largest business entities of its kind. Focusing on our commitment to and relationships with our clients, we provide asset management, consulting, business planning, development, entitlement and construction management, receivership, and problem resolution services. For more information, visit:www.douglaswilson.com.

Contact:
Douglas Wilson Companies
Matthew Yunker, (619) 906-4388
myunker@douglaswilson.com
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