Phelan Development is one of the premier development companies on the Western United States. From acquisition to entitlement, construction to leasing, management to disposition, Phelan does it all.
Jeffrey F. Phelan has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate development arenas. Since starting his own company, Phelan Development, in 2006, he has developed an excess of $3.2 billion in industrial, office and retail properties. In 2010, Phelan Development Company merged with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc., a publicly traded NYSE REIT with approximately 72 million square feet of distribution buildings across the United States. As president of DCT, Mr. Phelan's focus was to grow the value-add, build-to-suit and development business across the company's target markets in the United States.
During his five-year tenure as president of DCT, Mr. Phelan opened offices in Seattle, Houston, the San Francisco Bay area, Newport Beach, and Chicago and created new development standards in existing offices across the U.S. In working with the DCT teams, he orchestrated the purchase and development of approximately $1.55 billion in industrial buildings.
In January of 2016, Mr. Phelan re-launched Phelan Development Company, a privately held real estate company headquartered in Southern California. Since then, Phelan Development's offices have expanded to Northern California and Houston, Texas.
Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Phelan was the senior operating partner of Panattoni Development Company, a commercial real estate development company specializing in industrial, office and retail projects with offices in the United States, Europe and Canada. He spearheaded Panattoni's development operations in Southern California and managed the company's largest regional office, with over $1.6 billion in development.
Mr. Phelan's real estate career began in the offices of Grubb & Ellis and CB Commercial Real Estate Group in Sacramento from 1988 to 1994. Prior to that, he worked as a construction engineer for Bentley International Gold Mining Company in Liberia, West Africa.