Our Management Team
Warren L. Adair — Vice President of Information Technology
Warren L. Adair serves as the Vice President of Information Technology (IT) for Donahue Schriber. In his role, he is responsible for the technology direction of the company and ensures alignment of IT with the execution of the company’s business goals and strategies. Mr. Adair educates executive management on the business value and risk that IT systems hold for the enterprise, proposes budgets for programs and projects, and presides over all IT-related endeavors. He also serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee.
Mr. Adair has a strong, demonstrated history as a technology professional skilled in cloud and distributed computing, network and information security, and virtualization with over 25 years working in technology and over 20 years specifically in real estate technology. During his career he has overseen the selection, implementation, and migration of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems from Oracle, Siebel, Salesforce.com, JD Edwards, Yardi, and MRI. He has also been a leader in executing document management solutions from AvidXchange, IBM/Lotus Notes, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Mr. Adair has previously held Vice President positions with Lincoln Property Company/Legacy Partners and Shea Properties. He served as the Director of IT with Vision Solutions, a software business that was one of IBM’s largest business partners at the time. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has earned multiple technology certifications during his career including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.
Mr. Adair is also a member of the organizing committee 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. He is an active member of the real estate technology industry as a speaker and panelist, including his involvement as a Realcomm CIO Advisory Council member.
Henry A. Avila — Senior Vice President of Asset Management
Henry A. Avila serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management and is a 33-year veteran of Donahue Schriber. Mr. Avila has been involved in over 11 million square feet of retail development and has worked in many aspects of the business including leasing, construction, asset management, marketing, and corporate strategy. He also serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee and is a participant in its Investment Committee. Mr. Avila was instrumental in developing the company’s current asset management policy bringing his expertise from regional malls to the company’s current necessity-based retail model. Today, Mr. Avila is a recognized authority in the development, leasing, and management of neighborhood, community, and power shopping centers.
Mr. Avila was awarded his Certified Shopping Center Management (CSM) accreditation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA). He is a member of ICSC and sits on its Open Air Shopping Center Committee.
Heather Beal — Senior Vice President of Leasing
Heather Beal serves as Senior Vice President of Leasing for Donahue Schriber. Ms. Beal’s responsibilities include the leasing of neighborhood, community, and power shopping centers in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Ms. Beal is also responsible for remerchandising and leasing of assets acquired by the company in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Ms. Beal has leased over 11 million square feet of retail space in her 30 years in commercial real estate. She serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee and is a participant in its Investment Committee.
Ms. Beal has worked with an extensive group of national, regional, and local tenants including: Target, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Bass Pro Shops, Studio Movie Grill, Pottery Barn, Coach, Willams-Sonoma, Chico’s, Home Depot, Old Navy, buybuy Baby, Hobby Lobby, Bed, Bath & Beyond, T·J·Maxx, Home Goods, Ross, Steinmart, 24 Hour Fitness, QFC, and Bartell Drugs.
Ms. Beal is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and previously served on its Northern California Program Committee. Prior to joining Donahue Schriber in 1998, Ms. Beal had been with Diversified Shopping Centers for 11 years where she served as Vice President of Leasing. Ms. Beal is a graduate of Pomona College.
Ryan M. Dan — Senior Director of Leasing
Ryan Dan serves as a Senior Director of Leasing for Donahue Schriber. Mr. Dan oversees a portfolio of 23 retail properties totaling three million square feet throughout California. In this role, Mr. Dan leads dealmaking with prospective and renewal tenants at regional retail and grocery-anchored centers. In his nine years with Donahue Schriber, he has closed over four hundred lease and renewal transactions totaling 1.2 million square feet with lease value in excess of $190 million.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber in 2009, Mr. Dan was Manager of Real Estate Development with Opus West managing land acquisition, entitlement, lease, and disposition processes. He began his career with CBRE specializing in the leasing of major shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Mr. Dan is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE).
Christopher J. Elliott — Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions
Christopher J. Elliott serves as Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions and is a 20-year veteran of Donahue Schriber. He is responsible for sourcing acquisitions and development opportunities in Southern California and has successfully completed multiple value-add acquisitions. Mr. Elliott oversees the centers’ finance, construction, leasing and property management personnel during remodels and re-tenanting until the project has been completed and returns have been maximized. He is currently the lead developer on a 120,000 square foot retail expansion of Del Mar Highlands Town Center located in Del Mar, California. Additionally, he oversees the leasing for the majority of Donahue Schriber’s Southern California retail portfolio which totals over 2 million square feet. His extensive experience has allowed him to work with a group of national, regional and local tenants including: Target, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Von’s, Walgreens, Forever 21, T·J·Maxx, and PetSmart.
A graduate of Cal State Long Beach, Mr. Elliott is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as a member of Donahue Schriber’s Management Committee. He also believes in giving back to his community and his passion is working with children with physical and mental disabilities. This passion led him to found and operate the Challenger Baseball program in Newport Beach and the Challenger program for Newport Mesa Pop Warner Football. Through his dedication to these programs, he has seen children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities thrive, build friendships, take pride in working hard and learn to be a part of a team.
Colin Gamber — Vice President of Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis
Colin Gamber is Donahue Schriber’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis where he is a member of its Management Committee, a participant in its Investment Committee and a fiduciary on its 401(k) Committee. Mr. Gamber and his team are responsible for producing quarterly multi-year forecasts, managing the third-party appraisal process, and producing a net asset value per share for its board of directors. Mr. Gamber is also a member of the capital markets team. During his tenure, the Company recapitalized its balance sheet consisting of over $1 billion in mortgage loans and raised $650 million in equity capital.
Previously, Mr. Gamber worked in acquisitions at BlackRock Realty Advisors, the largest asset manager in the world, and One Liberty Properties, a publicly listed REIT on the NYSE. During his time in acquisitions, Mr. Gamber invested over $500 million, predominately on the West Coast of the United States.
Mr. Gamber graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001 with a double-major in International Affairs and Spanish. Upon graduation, Mr. Gamber entered the field of investment banking with Lehman Brother’s Leveraged Finance Group in New York City, where he received extensive training in capital markets, financial analysis and accounting. Mr. Gamber completed graduate level studies at New York University and received a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate in 2005.
Ryan J. Gillard — Vice President of Investments
Ryan J. Gillard serves as Vice President of Investments for Donahue Schriber. In this role, Mr. Gillard is responsible for sourcing and coordinating company acquisitions, developments, and dispositions. He also serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee and is a participant in its Investment Committee. With over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, he has proven himself an agile leader who is able to balance the needs of the buyer and seller to facilitate a seamless partnership. To date, Mr. Gillard has directed over $1.5 billion of transactions for the company.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber, Ryan served as Finance Manager for Panattoni Development based in Newport Beach, California and as a Treasury Analyst for LNR Property LLC. Mr. Gillard is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Kate Hogate — Vice President – Controller
Kate Hogate serves as Vice President – Controller for Donahue Schriber. In this role, Ms. Hogate oversees the corporate, construction, and asset management accounting departments and is responsible for the company’s accounting and financial reporting, including the issuance of the company’s annual consolidated GAAP audited financials. Ms. Hogate is a 19-year veteran of Donahue Schriber and is a member of its Management Committee.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber, Ms. Hogate, a Deloitte alum, worked in the public and private sectors performing a variety of accounting functions.
Ms. Hogate is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and graduate of California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in accountancy. She is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Scott Lawrence — Senior Vice President of Construction
Scott Lawrence serves as Senior Vice President of Construction for Donahue Schriber. In this role he oversees the teams responsible for pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall project management. He also serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee and is a participant in its Investment Committee. Mr. Lawrence has over 25 years of industry experience and holds professional designations with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP).
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber in 2005, Mr. Lawrence was Vice President of Design and Construction for Ralphs/Food 4 Less and involved in the construction process of over 100 new stores, 25 expansions, and 500 remodels. Mr. Lawrence did his undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University and holds his Master of Business Administration from National University. He is an active member of ICSC and served on its CDP committee.
Neil J. Madewell — Vice President, Construction
Neil J. Madewell serves as a Vice President, Construction for Donahue Schriber and oversees a portfolio of 54 retail properties throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. In his role, Mr. Madewell directs the teams responsible for pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall project management. In his 3 years with Donahue Schriber, he has managed the capital improvements of these centers while developing new centers such as Sunridge Plaza and Sienna Ridge in the Sacramento market. Mr. Madewell has over 25 years of retail construction experience.
Prior to joining Donahue Schriber in 2015, Mr. Madewell served as Regional Director of Construction/Design and Maintenance for Safeway/Albertsons for the Southern United States. In this role, he managed the development teams in five divisions encompassing over 700 stores and over $500 million in annual capital improvements. Over 25 years ago he began his career with American Stores Properties as a Construction Manager developing ground up supermarkets and drug stores throughout the Western United States.
Mr. Madewell is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).