n 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 10,000,000 square feet of industrial properties totaling over $500,000,000.
Most recently, Doug has started a $1,100,000,000 public non-traded industrial REIT named O’Donnell Strategic Industrial REIT and O’Donnell Strategic Industrial Advisors. Doug is the CEO of both. 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.
Doug is on the Board of Directors for the UCI Center For Real Estate, The Lusk Center for Real Estate Development at USC, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a member of the Policy Advisory Board for The Fisher Center & Urban Economics at UC Berkeley.
He is also a member of the Orange County and Inland Empire NAIOP Chapters and The Urban Land Institute.