In 2017, Pacific Ventures spun out of DMB Pacific Ventures with California management remaining with the new company. Our legacy of DMB Pacific Ventures, and DMB Associates before that, shapes and defines Pacific Ventures today. Simply put, we have the resources, experience and track record – developed over decades – to take raw land through the planning, entitlement and development process and convert it into a finished real estate product. We take a principal role as master developer on projects in which we are invested as well as projects where investors seek our expertise. Pacific Ventures manages the entirety of a project including raising capital, sourcing and managing private and public debt, development, marketing, institutional financial reporting, agency relationships, land sales and much more. Our success is based on value creation throughout each step of the process.
Great Projects Start With Great Partners.
Pacific Ventures has become a favorite development partner for some of the most respected capital providers in the nation. We are entrusted with managing $100M+ investments over the lifespan of a community build-out. We always align ourselves with our sponsor and always act as a fiduciary to them. We understand their responsibilities to their management teams and outside investors and we deliver the information, financial reporting and analysis they require. In more recent times, we have been engaged by sponsors with partially developed communities and were transitioned in as the new master developer to take over an ailing community. These opportunities have created lasting partners.
The Leadership Team.
We're a cohesive group – and all of us have been directly involved in some of the most celebrated mixed-use communities and resorts in the Western United States.
Mark Kehke is responsible for the overall strategic management of Pacific Ventures Management LLC's real estate portfolio and associated business activities. Mr. Kehke oversees new opportunity evaluation, project planning, community development and marketing strategies. He has more than 35 years of experience in community development and the management of multiple regional operations. Over his career and with DMB Associates, Inc. and subsequently DMB Pacific Ventures® LLC, Mr. Kehke has participated in the acquisition, planning, entitlement, development and sale of more than 100,000 residential lots and homes. Mr. Kehke has also represented major equity investors in their sourcing, investing and managing of multiple national and international residential, resort and large-scale community development projects. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Kehke is a licensed real estate broker and general contractor. Additionally, Mr. Kehke served as a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation and chairman of the board of directors of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust in Bozeman, Montana.
Jason Perrin manages overall company operations including capital and financial planning, new opportunities and partner relationships. Mr. Perrin is also deeply involved at the project level across all disciplines. He has more than 20 years of real estate experience in real estate finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and operations. Spanning his career, he has managed the acquisition, development and sales of over $2 billion in real estate. Prior to joining Pacific Ventures Management LLC, Mr. Perrin was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of DMB Pacific Ventures LLC, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Summit Land Partners and a co-founder and principal of Greencrossing Real Estate Companies, LLC. He was also senior vice president of Lennar Corporation, where he was instrumental in establishing and growing Lennar’s Inland Empire land company. Mr. Perrin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at USC.
Gayle Fisher is responsible for oversight of the corporate and portfolio accounting functions. Prior to joining Pacific Ventures Management LLC, Ms. Fisher was controller at California West Communities, a privately held homebuilder in Carlsbad, California, with $167 million in revenues in 2018 and 2019. Ms. Fisher managed both the corporate and portfolio accounting functions and investor reporting. Before California West Communities, Ms. Fisher worked as the controller for SeaCountry Homes. An Encinitas, California, based homebuilder, SeaCountry was a fee-build partner with Pacific Ventures Management at its Summerly project. Ms. Fisher also worked as a controller for Baldwin & Sons for 16 years. Baldwin & Sons is a Newport Beach based homebuilder and developer of the Otay Ranch master-planned community. Ms. Fisher managed the accounting and finance functions for two homebuilding entities, Pacific Coast Communities and Heritage Building & Development. Ms. Fisher holds a BA in economics from Pomona College.
Stephen Maxon is responsible for financial management functions including investment sourcing, financial feasibility and due diligence, deal structure development, investor reporting, project-related financial plan development and internal financial reporting and analysis. Prior to joining Pacific Ventures Management LLC, Mr. Maxon was director of finance for DMB Pacific Ventures LLC and a vice president at Liquid Realty Partners, a real estate private equity investor in San Francisco, California. Mr. Maxon holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University, College of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Brian Milich is the senior development executive at Pacific Ventures Management LLC. His responsibilities include managing all entitlement, development, public finance and land sales activities at our communities. Prior to joining Pacific Ventures Management LLC, Brian was senior vice president of The Corky McMillin Companies for 16 years, responsible for leadership and management of the company’s land development and master-planned community group. Before McMillin, Brian held senior and executive positions with a number of prominent development and homebuilding companies including Catellus Residential Group, Pardee Homes, Fieldstone Communities, KB Home and Carmel Mountain Ranch/Presley Homes. Brian earned a BS in environmental planning and management from the University of California, Davis, then continued his education by earning a master’s degree in planning from San Diego State University. Additionally, Brian has been an adjunct lecturer at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego on land development topics and a mentor to graduate students in the University of San Diego real estate program, and he has served on several boards, both non-profit and within the real estate industry.