Damian McKinney

Principal & Managing Director

  • San Diego
  • 4655 Executive Drive
  • Suite 325
  • San Diego, CA 92121 United States

For the last 40 years, Damian has grown his reputation as a trusted commercial real estate advisor for companies and investors to create value and achieve bottom-line savings. By taking a fiduciary approach, Damian has served some of the most powerful brands that occupy industrial and office space including Boeing, United Airlines, and other Fortune 500 companies. Along the journey of his career, Damian has managed real estate transactions valued at more than 6.5 billion dollars.

Eventually, in 1985, McKinney’s business model expanded - many corporate clients requested Damian’s integrity and economic expertise for their personal real estate investing. Together with co-investors, Damian actively acquires industrial, hospitality, multifamily, and retail properties and has completed acquisitions totaling close to 500 million dollars.

What sets Damian apart in the commercial real estate industry is his focus on the triple bottom line and his personal mission to live to serve others. Whether he is serving his clients, his family, or the community, Damian’s goal is to empower others to become better versions of who they are.

EXPERIENCE BY THE NUMBERS
40 years in business
$6.5B+ in real estate transactions managed
$300M+ in completed real estate acquisitions

NOTABLE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
US Freightways (5M+ SF nationwide)
Alberto Culver (3M+SF worldwide)
Union Supply Group (700K+ SF nationwide)
Molina Healthcare (4.5M+ SF nationwide)
HM Electronics (200K+ SF nationwide)

SELECT INVESTMENTS
The Modern Honolulu, Honolulu, HI (353-key hotel)
The Wyland Waikiki Resort & Spa, Honolulu, HI (400-key hotel)
Distribution Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1M SF distribution)
Distribution Center Metro Washington DC (660K SF distribution)
Airport Center, Honolulu, HI (110K SF office)
Village Greens, Santa Maria, CA ($25M multifamily)
Lesser Street (62K SF industrial)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
San Diego Top 500 Influential 2016, 2017, 2018
CoStar PowerBroker, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
SDBJ—Most Admired CEO—Finalist 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018
San Diego Leadership Forum—Servant Leadership Award 2016
San Diego Daily Transcript Top Influential 2014
Corporate Alliance—Carma Award 2014
Center for Wealth and Legacy—Inspiration Award 2014
BYU—N. Eldon Tanner Award, “Mr. Integrity” 2014

EDUCATION
University of Southern California
Bachelors in Business Administration

SELECT CLIENTS SERVED
Alberto Culver
Boeing
Dewitt Move Worldwide
HM Electronics
Merisant
Molina Healthcare
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon
Union Supply Group
United Airlines
US Freightways

COMMUNITY & INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
The Modern Honolulu
Past Board Member
Corporate Alliance
C4 Partner & Executive Member
SAGE Executives
Member
American Cancer Society
Past Board Member
San Diego North EDC
Past Board Member
Kids Included Together
Past President of the Board
Our Lady of Peace
Chairman of the Board
American Cancer Society Los Angeles
Past Board Member