OWNERSHIP ADVISORY TEAM

Chad McWhinney
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Troy McWhinney
Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Peter Lauener
President
Chief Financial Officer
Julie DenHerder
Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer
Dave Johnstone
Chief Investment Officer, Hospitality
Mike Warren
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Josh Kane
Senior Vice President of Finance
David Jaudes
Vice President of Multifamily Development
David Crowder
Vice President of Community Development/GM of Centerra
Kyle Harris
Vice President of Community Development/GM of Baseline

Chad McWhinney

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Chad McWhinney has been a visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 25 years. As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Chad is responsible for establishing the company’s purpose of creating great places for people and its promise of providing fabled experiences to its customers. Since 1991, Chad has developed and planned over 6,000 acres of land, and developed more than 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial, medical, retail, hospitality and residential properties, including more than 2,500 units of multifamily apartments.

Troy McWhinney

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder

Troy’s leadership skills and attention to detail has helped guide the company he helped found toward its purpose of creating exceptional places. At McWHINNEY Troy handles investor relations, strategic planning, operational systems and securing investment opportunities.

Troy has received entitlements for over 5,500 acres of Colorado land consisting of over 14,000 residential units and approximately 20 million square feet of commercial development at full build-out.

Peter Lauener

President

As president Peter is responsible for leading the company’s development efforts.

A veteran real estate professional, Peter brings decades of real estate entitlement and development experience, including master-planned communities, to McWHINNEY. Over his 30-year career he has focused on large, master-planned projects and built thousands of residential units both for rent and for sale, as well as seen dozens of office, industrial and commercial projects through to completion.

From working in project management for initiatives that included commercial, residential, resort, industrial and master-planned communities to serving as president of Intracorp Companies, where he successfully led and revitalized the company through the economic downturn, Peter has amassed wide-ranging leadership and management expertise.

John Montaquila

Chief Financial Officer

John’s career has been focused on real estate finance and investment for leading real estate operating companies in the United States. After completing his MBA, John worked for Security Capital Group, a real estate investment group that formed and managed real estate operating companies in the US and Europe. After Security Capital, John was a partner with M3 Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm focused on entity-level investing and strategic advisory services. Most recently, John was the head of U.S. real estate for Arcapita, Inc. a Bahrain-based alternative asset investment manager. 

John graduated from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School with a degree in Finance, and earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Julie Den Herder

Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer

Julie Den Herder supervises the Accounting and Information Technology teams as Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer. Her responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operational activities and strategies for the McWhinney teams, as well as short- and long-term financial/asset management. Julie joined McWhinney in 2010 and brings more than 28 years of accounting, finance and operations experience.

Dave Johnstone

Chief Investment Officer, Hospitality

Dave Johnstone brings more than 40 years of experience in real estate and hospitality services to McWhinney with responsibilities that include acquisitions, developments, asset management and dispositions. As McWhinney’s Chief Investment Officer – Hospitality, Dave is responsible for creating, documenting and executing business strategies associated with all hospitality-related acquisitions and development.

Dave has worked all over the world for companies that include Laventhol and Horwath, Prudential Property Company in Atlanta, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Sage Hospitality.

Mike Warren

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

As senior vice president and general counsel, Mike oversees all of McWHINNEY’s legal affairs, serves as an advisor to ownership, manages outside counsel relationships and provides strategic direction on contract negotiations, risk and government matters.

Before joining McWHINNEY, he handled the legal aspects of acquisitions throughout the United States and Australia for Vail Resorts. Prior to that he also represented large-scale developers, insurance companies and investment funds in commercial real estate transactions, vertical development, financing and land use matters. He’s also counseled mortgage and mezzanine lenders, opportunity funds and investment banks in the origination of billions of dollars of structured real estate financing for office, luxury residential, hotel, retail, casino and healthcare properties.

Joshua Kane

Senior Vice President of Finance

For McWHINNEY Joshua is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing on debt capital for real estate projects and for managing the company’s overall debt portfolio. Joshua brings with him over 32 years of accounting, finance (in excess of $2 billion of closed capital transactions), operations and real estate development experience.

Before joining McWHINNEY, Joshua served in C-level and leadership positions for various real estate-related companies throughout the Midwest.

David Jaudes

Vice President of Multifamily Development

In his role at McWHINNEY, David guides the company’s multifamily development and strategy. In this capacity, David recommends markets for multifamily development, evaluates specific development opportunities, negotiates agreements and fosters McWHINNEY’s relationship with the multifamily broker community.

Prior to joining McWHINNEY, David was actively involved in the origination, financing and management of more than $200 million worth of developments. He has also served as asset manager for a 1.9-million-square-foot retail portfolio.

David Crowder

Vice President of Community Development/GM of Centerra

At McWHINNEY David manages and oversees the strategy, vision and execution, as well as the development and management of McWHINNEY’s 3,000-acre master-planned community, Centerra.

Before coming to McWHINNEY, David oversaw DMB Pacific Ventures’ entitlements, land development, marketing and lot sales for Summerly, a 700-acre, 1,600-home master planned community in Lake Elsinore, California. At Pacific Ventures he also served on the Tejon Mountain Village management team, where he helped craft the award-winning zoning and development regulations for the 26,000-acre resort and residential community and oversaw that project’s operations, community and government relations.

Kyle Harris

Vice President of Community Development/GM of Baseline

As vice president of community development and general manager of Baseline, Kyle develops and oversees the strategy, vision, development and execution of large-scale multi-use projects and master-planned communities.

Kyle brings nearly two decades of experience in creating unique master-planned communities in resort settings to McWHINNEY. Prior to joining the company, Kyle served as CEO and vice president of development for Granby Ranch, a 5,000-acre community in Colorado. During his time with Granby Ranch, he managed the development of 850 residential units, developed a new master plan for the community, extended entitlements by 40 years, established a variety of community amenities and served as president of the community metropolitan districts.