Founder & CEO
call: p: 858.519.3248 | c: 562.889.2001
“If you merge what you’re passionate about doing with serving others, you don’t have a job—you have a future.”
Over the last 35 years, Damian has served clients in their commercial real estate brokerage and investment needs. Damian has managed the transactions for leases and purchases of all property types, totaling more than 2 billion dollars. Damian works with decision makers to leverage real estate and proficiencies towards bottom-line savings while protecting their interests. Damian sees McKinney as an extension of his family, and everyone at McKinney values his ability to calm the waters when they’re rough, and to serve as a guiding light.
Damian’s reputation is internationally recognized, strengthened by his deep understanding of the current economy and diverse experience in multi-market real estate transactions. After experiencing the level of care and integrity that Damian took with their companies’ real estate, many clients requested the same level of service in their individual real estate investing. Damian now invests in real estate on behalf of his clients. Damian is the expert at identifying value-added investment opportunities to fit each client’s needs. Damian lives his life for the sake of others. Whether working with clients or serving his family and the community, Damian’s goal is to empower others to become better versions of themselves through knowing the McKinney team.
- US Freightways – portfolio management of 5M+ SF distribution facilities nationwide
- Alberto Culver – portfolio management 3M+SF distribution facilities worldwide
- Union Supply Group – portfolio management 700,000+ SF industrial facilities nationwide
- Molina Healthcare & subsidiaries – portfolio management of 4.5M+ SF medical office nationwide
- HM Electronics – portfolio management of 203,070 SF industrial & manufacturing nationwide
Awards & Recognition
- San Diego Top 500 Influential 2016
- CoStar PowerBroker, 2015, 2016
- SDBJ—Most Admired CEO—Finalist 2013, 2016 & 2017
- San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Influential 2014<
- Corporate Alliance—Carma Award 2014
- Center for Wealth and Legacy—Inspiration Award 2014
- BYU—N. Eldon Tanner Award, “Mr. Integrity” 2014
- Real Estate Brokerage 1K SF to 1M+ SF
- Acquisitions $1M to $100M+
- Investors $50K to $500M+
Chief Financial Officer
call: p: 858.519.3245 | c: 858.243.2111
“As CFO, I focus not on the bottom line, but on the relationships that create the bottom line.”
Lori McKinney has over 30 years of experience in maximizing finances in investments of real estate and portfolio management. She takes pride in providing clients with confidence in their real estate decisions by maintaining a fiduciary approach. Lori has been the CFO of McKinney since its inception in 2010, and in just five years, annual gross revenue doubled. Much of McKinney’s financial success is owed to Lori’s financial expertise and procedural capabilities.
Lori assists investors and owner-users in managing expenses, budgeting, and forecasts, as well as strategic remodels for maximum value adding in real estate investments. She is thorough and careful with each asset and maximizes value for future disposition. Lori also brings her financial expertise to the asset management team through financial forecasting and asset repositioning. She carefully prepares tax documents for all investors and keeps important dates for clients. Lori is responsible for everything that approaches a balance sheet or profit and loss statement.
Lori inspires the McKinney team to become better versions of themselves and ensures that team members are able to achieve personal growth and continuing education. McKinney team members look to Lori McKinney for her strength in leadership and calming presence.
Awards & Recognition
- Winner, CFO of the Year – SDBJ, 2016
- Finalist, CFO of the Year – SDBJ, 2015
Certifications & Affiliations
- Tax preparation — Certification
- Certified Financial Planner
- Alpha Kappa Psi— Academic Group
- Ensuring Confidence in Real Estate Decisions
- Financial Forecasting
- Asset Management to Add Value
- Dynamic Team Building
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
call: p: 858.519.3247 | c: 858.229.5597
“Dunlap 101: Start every day with gratitude and surround yourself with appreciative people.”
For over 17 years, Julie has been the spark plug of McKinney. She is the central force that ignites all parties involved toward successful execution. Her electrifying personality can be witnessed daily as she fires up, leads, and inspires. She facilitates McKinney transactions across the finish line. She builds transactional teams to be as in sync and fluid as a Nascar team. Julie carefully considers time, speed, and safety on all cylinders. She develops teams with a calculated pit-crew strategy giving each team member a specific role (site and lease negotiations, market and economic forecasting research, and acquisition/disposition analytics).
Until recently, Julie would have been considered the driver of the car. Her role now is more of a Crew Chief driving from an aerial view and overseeing the action plan and progression. She sparks the up-and-coming next generation of McKinney so they can maneuver all aspects of a transaction. Julie’s objective is to provide clients the ability to feel like they are owners of a Nascar team rather than just another business transaction. She provides confidence to clients that they have the best talent representing their name and executing on their goals while comfortably watching from their owner’s box.
- Christie Parker & Hale, 42,112 SF Class “A” office, Total Savings / Concessions $8.4M
- Neighborhood House Association, 12,100 SF Kitchen and Office Facility
- The Cannery at Iwilei, Honolulu, HI, 100,000 SF office/industrial project (acquisition, property management, asset management & disposition)
- Airport Center, Honolulu HI 165,000 SF Class “B” office project (acquisition, property management, asset management & disposition)
Partial List of Clients Served
- One Reverse Mortgage
- Neighborhood House Association
- Union Supply Company
- The Harbor Club
- MMW Inglewood
- Nikkiso, DMA Corporation
- Technology Assurance Group
- Zeeto Media
- Gunderson Dettmer
- Ocean Aero
- Multi-Location Corporate Services
- Real Estate Brokerage: 1K SF to 1M+ SF
- Acquisitions: $5M to $100M+
Director, International Business Development
call: p: 858.519.3252 | c: 858.717.2417
“It is great to develop a successful business, but a truly great business is one we develop to enable all others involved to become greatly successful.”
Nour–Dean joins McKinney with 28 years of experience and a successful track record in leading the development and management of top-ranked gaming and hospitality operations and other successful ventures in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Nour-Dean contributes a high level of international collaboration to the entire McKinney team.
His expertise and global connections allow the McKinney team to reach additional opportunities and assist our clients on an international platform. His services and successes include: identifying not only the right international country to host your enterprise but the unique opportunity in that country to take advantage of.
Nour-Dean is a seasoned expert in areas of development that are equally if not essentially important on an international basis. He has developed market studies, feasibility studies, and financial structures; in addition to having the diplomatic expertise with foreign governments to ensure the project both commences and finishes successfully at all levels.
Nour-Dean is fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French, and English.
- Developed and managed Hilton International Gaming and hospitality properties throughout South America
- Developed and operated hotels, resorts, restaurants, and clubs nationwide in the USA
- Developed, financed, and operated gaming operations in the United States, Europe, and Mexico
Professional Development Organizations
- Global Gaming Association – Member
- World Lottery Association – Certified Member
- American Hotel Association – Certified Member
- Public Gaming Institution – Member
- CIBELAE – Certified Member
- International Business Development
- Strategic Investment Opportunities
- Raising Capital for Co-Investments
- Portfolio Strategy & Management
- Asset Management
Director of Business Development
call: p: 858.519.3504 | c: 858.229.5586
“Great investment opportunities are created, not found.”
Phil Aitken brings 23 years of experience in real estate brokerage and investments to the McKinney team. After pursuing independent investment projects over the last decade, Phil has returned to the McKinney team with a deep level of entrepreneurial and investment insight required to propel its business development strategy forward. An expert at modeling and analyzing data to identify the best candidates for healthy returns and minimal risk, Phil bridges the gap between capital and advisory services to better serve our clients every day.
- Corporate Services
- Portfolio Administration
- Tenant Representation
- Property & Asset Management
- Capital & Investments
J. Patrick McKee
Senior Vice President, Business Development
call: c: 602.908.3442
J. Patrick McKee joins McKinney with more than 30 years of experience in real estate, architectural/engineering and construction management industries. Acting as a Quality Control manager on many of the firm’s strategic accounts, Patrick is able to bring a best-practices approach to engagements across different industries, portfolio types and management challenges.
In the past, Patrick has served on Governors’ teams for economic development in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, and helped author the Oklahoma Business Incentives and Tax Information Guide for Economic Development.
Patrick has been a speaker at IAMC Forums, IDRC National Congresses and its Pac Rim Congress. In addition, he has addressed the National AIA Conference and Yale University. He was a finalist for the Volunteer of the Year for the State of Maryland and a published author in Site Selection magazine. In 2011, Patrick received the Michael P. Hickey Award honouring service providers who exemplify the spirit of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
Awards & Recognition
- Michael P Hickey Award Winner – IAMC, 2011
- Volunteer of the Year Finalist – State of Maryland
- Business Development
- Increasing Workplace Efficiencies
- Commercial Real Estate Trends
Director of Alternative Investments
call: p: 858.519.3257 | c: 972.998.1041
“Dream often and dream big, but more importantly chase after your dreams”
My mission in life is to make a real impact in people’s lives and serve as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the real estate alternative investments space from gaining hands-on operational experience founding eight diverse companies. After graduating with three degrees in finance, real estate, and entrepreneurship, I became a commercial real estate appraiser specializing in market valuation of industrial, retail, convenience stores, and other types of commercial real estate. After realizing that I wanted to be an entrepreneur, I started a Jimmy Johns, a large sandwich franchise, in Houston, TX. Within the first 2 years, it became the highest grossing store in Houston at $1.2M, which ranked within the top 10% for the franchise nationally.
From there, I had a decision to make – either open more Jimmy Johns, or pursue my true passion, real estate, which I grew up watching my family doing since I was five years old. I think finding what will make you happy in your career is such an important piece that everyone should find. So, in 2012, I recognized an opportunity and dove in during the height of the financial collapse – it was the lowest that home values had been in 30 years. I started a real estate investment company in Dallas, TX where I utilized hard money lending tools to go purchase distressed assets, fix them up, and rent them out to tenants. I built a portfolio of about 14 homes in Dallas that I still own that are valued at about $2.5M, and started a group exercise gym there as well called Performance Group Xercise.
After selling my Jimmy Johns store, I decided it was time for a new adventure, which led me to move across the US to California, where I met the McKinney family. My focus at McKinney is not only the alternative investment opportunities, but any value-add commercial real estate opportunities, and bridge the gap between industry players and Wall Street-like investors. We accomplish this by acquiring properties and building sustainable relationships with tenants to for us to grow as they do.
Notable Valuation Projects
- Portfolio of all 36 Franklin Bank Branches across Texas for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- FedEx’s 94,500 square foot distribution facility in Birmingham, Alabama
- Portfolio of all 32 Applebee’s restaurants for the entire Houston Area
- Proposed Development 110,000 square foot Wal-Mart distribution plant in Seagram, Texas
Director of Marketing
call: p: 858.519.3253
“Every day I do what I love – develop creative strategies and work with a like-minded team to produce results.”
I joined McKinney with a background in Marketing as a recent graduate and having held positions where I gained experience in digital and graphic design. My goal was to find a company where I could continue to grow my career and feel that my work had a purpose – which I instantly found at McKinney. The open and inviting culture at McKinney is what first drew me to this company and why I am still here today.
Over the past 4.5 years, I held multiple positions at McKinney from an office manager to assistant property manager to marketing coordinator where I had the opportunity to learn all facets of the company. McKinney has allowed me to use the knowledge I learned in my different positions to help manage both the marketing department and company operations. My current position allows me to follow my passion for marketing and apply my strengths in branding, digital marketing and design.
Through designing and implementing marketing strategies, my mission is to position and transform the McKinney brand as a purpose-driven company. I am inspired with the endless possibilities to continue building out the McKinney brand. Every day I go to work I look forward to surrounding myself with like-minded individuals who all understand the importance of the “why” behind what we do. I am aligned with a company with similar values that understands my innate joy for learning.
- Creating marketing collateral and specialized presentations using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
- Managing our digital marketing strategies through our website, social media, and customer relationship management program
- San Diego Chamber of Commerce — Member
- American Marketing Association — Member
Celebrating the Wins
- Managed a successful rebrand in 2017 for McKinney Capital & Advisory along with the Creative Services Manager including overseeing the new logo, creating a brand palette, defining the brand book, and designing new marketing collateral
- Corporate Branding & Marketing
- Creative Services
- Events & Sponsorships
- Community Impact Opportunities
Creative Services Manager
call: p: 858.519.3244
“I’m guided by my passion to create what is, into what could be.”
Life has had a way of taking me through some twists and turns that have led me to where I believe I am meant to be – and I’ve enjoyed learning from every adventure. During my childhood, I lived in Thailand for six years where I attended an international school learning with and from with students who were from 40+ countries. Experiencing life abroad gave me a fierce sense of ambition to succeed and find meaning in everything I do.
Fast forward a decade to my first year out of college – spent at a large global real estate firm. Working there gave me a solid foundation, but I woke up each day with the feeling that something was missing. I began pursuing a teaching program with the hope of finding purpose. While on this path for just one term, I was introduced to a position at McKinney. It was here that I discovered the meaning I had been searching for, and I’ve been here full-time ever since. What continually amazes me about McKinney is our culture: all of us are devoted to helping each other become our new best selves every single day. My coworkers empower me to push the limits of marketing, brand storytelling, and graphic design beyond the confines of our industry. The result? I’ve found happiness in a career that merges my passion for creating, and my mission to bring ideas to life. Finding inspiration in the world around me, I am always thinking about how we can continue trailblazing the McKinney brand to the next level.
- Graphic Design using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint
- Brand Writing & Storytelling
- American Marketing Association – Member
- Brand Manage Camp Conference – 2017 Attendee
- Cause Marketing Conference – 2015, 2016 & 2017 Attendee
- SD Regional Chamber of Commerce – Member
- Adobe InDesign Ledet Training – Completed Course
Celebrating the Wins
- Launching a successful rebrand with the Director of Marketing in 2017: oversaw logo redesign, brand palette creation, brand guide development, and innovative brand collateral design
- Managing the corporate award application process over the past three years and securing Finalist or Winner for every award applied
- Corporate Branding & Marketing
- Creative Services
- Community Impact Opportunities
- Corporate Culture Development
call: p: 858.519.3517
“Excel at doing your best, but challenge yourself to do better.”
I was always a curious child who was intuitively drawn to learning and achieving. Despite growing up in a rough neighborhood and from humble beginnings, my parents, who were hardworking first-generation immigrants, taught me humility, empathy, and ultimately, to never settle (for others nor myself); therefore, I diligently strived for iterations of self-improvement and making a difference for others (whether in the slightest increment).
Witnessing the adversities that my family and other families in my community endured, I was fanatical in my college days to chase a calling that impacts lives. At the time, my parents’ definition of civic duty and success translated to becoming a doctor or a lawyer; a byproduct of an highly-influenced misconception of the “American Dream”, but while my time at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), I volunteered in the slums of Tijuana to build sustainable shelters for the impoverished, where I was captivated to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs, so that I could further engage in global issues and contribute a higher influence than chasing personal monetary wealth.
At first, I knew if I was developing my professional experience, it was imperative to still find a company culture that resonated with me for purpose, challenge, and altruism. In my interview at McKinney Capital & Advisory (formerly McKinney Advisory Group), I was unforgettably questioned two topics that convinced me I found my home: “What do you enjoy learning and reading?” (Damian McKinney, CEO) and “What causes do you care about?” (Lori McKinney, CFO) Flabbergasted, it was as if I had already worked at the company, and I was interviewing myself.
At McKinney, I’ve grown exponentially through both setting my own challenges to overcome, and the creative opportunities that McKinney has positively encouraged me to undertake. Now being a Project Manager, I am honored by working alongside the most devoted executives and enthusiastic colleagues in the industry, for both real estate brokerage and capital investments.
Specifically, alongside with our Executive Vice Presidents, I specialize in Scope and Integration Management from initiation to full execution and closing. My role in Project Management, from internal special projects to acquisitions/dispositions, has allowed me to work with each team member in varying capacities which has nourished my innate necessity to learn and be a better servant leader.
- Project Management
- Operations Inquiries
- Vendor Relations
call: p: 858.519.3517
“Once you realize you’re capable of anything, you are”
- Asset Management
- Workforce Housing Project Management
- Development & Construction Accounting
- Budgeting & Forecasting
Investor Relations & Government Liaison
call: p: 808.927.1983
For over 25 years, Eric Hamaguchi has been managing and designing value-add real estate. Eric acts as leader for McKinney in all Hawaiian projects and community relations. Eric has extensive experience in hospitality, retail, and commercial renovation projects and investments. Eric represents McKinney in Hawaii on all hospitality and asset management projects. Currently Eric is overseeing project management at the Modern Honolulu and formerly oversaw project management at Morimoto’s restaurant in Oahu.
Globally, Eric has been recognized as an instrumental leader in completing and processing projects that have a fair market value in excess of $800M. Eric’s has been active in the field of development in Hawaii and is associated with most major hotels throughout the Islands. His intellect, leadership, and project management skills represent millions of dollars in savings of owner assets. Eric has also traveled extensively throughout the United States and all Southeast Asian countries soliciting resources and assisting businesses to invest in Hawaii’s economy.
In his spare time Eric is known around the island for all the volunteering and charitable contributions he provides. He embodies the Hawaiian spirit of hospitality and graciousness.
- Investment Opportunities
- New Business Opportunities