Patrick S. Donahue serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Donahue Schriber Realty Group.
Mr. Donahue joined the company in 1979 and has been engaged in nearly all of the 32 million square feet of retail space in which the company has been involved. He has worked in every aspect of the business, including leasing, asset management, development and corporate strategy. Mr. Donahue has been instrumental in fostering key relationships and opportunities that paved the way through the company's early days in regional mall development and management and parlaying the knowledge and disciplines obtained into becoming a recognized leader in the operation and development of neighborhood, community and power shopping centers.
Mr. Donahue previously served as Executive Vice President Operations and took on the role of President after the sudden death of his brother, Dan Donahue, in 2002. He added the CEO role when Tom Schriber stepped back from his day-to-day duties in 2005. Mr. Donahue assumed the role of Chairman of the Board upon Tom Schriber's retirement in 2010.
A 1978 graduate of California State University Fullerton, Mr. Donahue currently serves as a Past Trustee for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a frequent industry-wide speaker. He is actively involved with KidWorks and its Dan Donahue Center in Santa Ana, CA as well as Guardian Scholars at Cal State University Fullerton in Fullerton, CA and the California Showcase.
Mr. Donahue has three adult children and resides in Laguna Beach with his wife, Paula.
Lawrence P. Casey is President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern California-based Donahue Schriber, a fully integrated, privately held real estate investment trust operating in the western United States. The firm owns and/or operates an 11 million square feet portfolio of 65 neighborhood, community and power shopping centers.
Mr. Casey leads Donahue Schriber’s teams responsible for acquisitions, development, construction, leasing, asset management, strategic planning, accounting and financial reporting. During his more than 36 years in real estate and investments, he has managed $10 billion of assets nationally.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber, Mr. Casey worked with San Diego-based National Advisors providing senior management services to its real estate and lending clients, and as an audit manager in the Orange County office of Deloitte in the Real Estate Industry Specialization Group.
Mr. Casey received his BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and sits on its Open Air Shopping Center Committee; and is a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), sat on its Audit Committee, is a Vice Chair of one of its Commercial and Retail Development Councils, mentors in its Young Leaders Group Mentorship Program, and is a ULI Foundation Governor. In 1999, he was nominated by the AICPA to serve on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutrals in the Banking, Commercial Lending, and Real Estate areas.
Mr. Casey is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, mentors graduate students at the school, and was recognized as Mentor of the Year in 2011. He is also a member of the Board of the California High School Football Showcase, an affiliate of the National Football Foundation. The California Showcase assists high school seniors to earn scholarships to play football at NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities. In addition, he is a member of the Board of the Orange County Real Estate Luncheon and sits on its Selection Committee which determines the charitable organizations that will receive the funds raised by the Luncheon.
Lisa L. Hirose serves as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Throughout her career, Ms Hirose has a proven track record of success across multiple functions managing complexity and change with a focus on business results and operational efficiency. In her role as Chief Administrative Officer, she has oversight responsibility for the organization’s tax, accounting, human resources, corporate administration and information technology functions. In addition, she serves as a member of the Executive Committee which directs the company’s strategic vision and daily operations.
Ms. Hirose is an 24-year veteran of Donahue Schriber and is well-versed in the operations of the Company having served as Chief Financial Officer since 2006. Her responsibilities have included financial reporting, financial analysis and strategic planning, including leading the efforts on over $2.6 billion of capital markets transactions, securing both permanent and construction financing for the company’s properties.
Prior to joining the company, she worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. and Diversified Shopping Centers. A graduate of Chapman University, Ms. Hirose is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mark L. Whitfield serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations.
In his role, Mr. Whitfield oversees the asset management of the company’s portfolio of properties from both the physical and financial perspective. Mr. Whitfield serves on Donahue Schriber’s five-member Executive Committee, which directs the company’s strategic vision and manages its daily operations.
In addition to property management oversight, Mr. Whitfield is responsible for the team that manages the entitlement, design, construction and tenant coordination of new development projects, as well as renovations, select pad development, and large capital improvement projects for the company’s existing portfolio. He directs the management of environmental issues within the portfolio to ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations.
Mr. Whitfield has over 41 years of experience in real estate development, design, engineering and construction with principal involvement in well over ten million square feet of major commercial projects.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber in 1990, Mr. Whitfield was Vice President of Construction with the commercial/industrial division of Lincoln Property Company in Southern California managing the design, engineering and construction of large multi-tenant business parks and industrial distribution centers. He began his career with seven years of project management experience in the design/build environment of complex commercial facilities (corporate offices, laboratories and process facilities) for the western division of The Austin Company.
Mr. Whitfield is a registered Architect and General Contractor in the State of California, in addition to being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (“LEED AP”) as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Whitfield holds a BS degree in architecture and is affiliated with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as ICSC’s Western Division Southern California Program Planning Committee Chair. He is a regular guest speaker for retail real estate at University of California Irvine’s Graduate School of Management, and University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate.
Mr. Whitfield's philanthropic activities involve the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, the Boys and Girls Club of Costa Mesa, and KidWorks in Santa Ana.
Dan Donahue will be remembered as the co-founder, inspiration and guiding force of Donahue Schriber. His sense of creativity, compassion and fun were truly remarkable.
In order to get a full sense of the man, it's important to appreciate what he did - and value how he did it.
A native of Los Angeles, a graduate of San Jose State University and an experienced real estate broker, Mr. Donahue, along with partner Tom Schriber, founded the firm that would become Donahue Schriber. Upon that foundation, the pair worked tirelessly to build the Southern California-based, Western-states-focused retail enterprise into an acknowledged leader in the development, management and leasing of neighborhood, community and regional shopping centers.
Recognized for the innovative retail strategies his company originated - including visionary development and redevelopment projects such as Glendale Galleria (Glendale, CA), Fashion Island (Newport Beach, CA) and The Market Place, formerly Tustin Market Place, (Tustin, CA) -- Mr. Donahue was tapped in 1981 to serve as a trustee and chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers, representing over 44,000 industry professionals worldwide.
A lifelong contributor to charitable causes, his kind-hearted efforts in support of the Catalina Conservancy, Hoag Hospital Foundation, the Orange County Rescue Mission's House of Hope, Notre Dame High School, and KidWorks, an after-school program for at-risk children in Santa Ana, CA, among others, earned him a solid reputation as a socially-concerned, community-minded businessman.
Love of Fun
Known throughout the industry as a featured player in Donahue Schriber trade advertising (which depicted him riding a bucking bronco, walking in outer space, even flying through the air like a superhero), Mr. Donahue had a wonderful, childlike love of fun.
We will carry the memories of him forever, for he was, to the many who loved him, larger than life.
We fondly remember him as we boldly move forward.
As Chairman Emeritus, Thomas L. Schriber brings over five decades of experience in retail real estate development and management to Southern California-based Donahue Schriber, a recognized leader in the development, management and leasing of neighborhood, community and power shopping centers.
Throughout its 46-year history, the company Mr. Schriber formed with late partner Daniel W. Donahue has been credited with developing and redeveloping some of the West's most recognizable and successful shopping destinations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Mr. Schriber operated as the company's President until 2003 when he assumed the role of Chairman and CEO after the unexpected death of Dan Donahue. Mr. Schriber took a step back from his day-to-day duties as CEO in 2005 while maintaining his role as Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 2010.
A graduate in real estate and finance from the University of Southern California, Mr. Schriber began his career in the mortgage banking and real estate brokerage fields with Coldwell Banker.
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