In 1992, Douglas O’Donnell started his career in commercial real estate by joining O’Donnell Property Services and later Insignia Commercial Group, Inc. He worked his way up through the companies from Leasing Coordinator to eventually overseeing the leasing and sales activities for the 25,000,000 square foot portfolio.
In 1995, he was Insignia’s top leasing agent nationwide. In 1996, Douglas O’Donnell started The O’Donnell Group, Inc. and O’Donnell Management Company an industrial development company and property management company, respectively. He is the CEO of both. He has successfully overseen the acquisition and development of over 5,000,000 square feet of industrial properties totaling over $500,000,000. He currently oversees a portfolio of 1,550,000 square feet of industrial buildings.
Doug has an undergraduate degree in International Relations, a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. In addition, Douglas has a Certificate in the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
He is a member of the Policy Advisory Board for The Fisher Center & Urban Economics at UC Berkeley.
He is also a member of The Urban Land Institute, and he maintains a California Real Estate Broker’s License.