Southern California


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Michael DeArmey

As Southern California Partner for Phelan Development Company, Michael DeArmey is responsible for acquisitions, entitlement and development in the Chino, Eastvale and surrounding areas of the Inland Empire as well as the Mid Cities area. Michael has over 20 years of commercial real estate and development experience.

Prior to joining Phelan Development, Michael was the Director of Construction & Development for Thrifty Oil Company where he oversaw development and construction for a 12 million square foot mixed portfolio of industrial and office properties. Prior to that, Michael was Director of Development and Construction at LBA Realty, responsible for leading development, entitlements, ground up construction, and large capital projects over a 40 million square foot portfolio in all major markets throughout California, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. During his time at LBA Realty, Michael was a member of the acquisitions team that acquired more than 4 billion dollars of new office, industrial, and mixed use properties.

Prior to joining LBA Realty, Michael worked for RREEF Management as Director of Development responsible for overseeing building re-positioning, tenant improvements, and capital projects for a 30 million square foot portfolio.  Michael began his career at Spieker Properties, where he was responsible for overseeing operations, leasing and construction for a class A high-rise portfolio in Orange County.

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Public Speaking from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  He is currently a member of NAIOP and is an active fund raiser for the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center and Alzheimer’s Association.