Colm Macken

Colm Macken


As President and Chief Executive Officer, Colm Macken is responsible for overseeing Shea Properties' strategic initiatives and operations. He is a real estate veteran known for his leadership, passion and expertise in the shaping and delivering of successful commercial, multi-family and mixed-use environments.

At Shea Properties, Mr. Macken oversees the strategic management of the company's $3 billion operating portfolio which includes over 6,000 apartment units and 5 million square feet of retail, office and industrial space in California and Colorado. He also leads all development efforts for the company's $1 billion pipeline of projects which includes approximately 3,400 apartment units and 600,000 square feet of new commercial space in California, Colorado and Washington.

Mr. Macken brings more than 30 year of experience to the company. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Enterprises' West Coast Commercial Group. During his more than 11-year tenure, he successfully directed the development of projects costing in excess of $1 billion in its core markets, including numerous innovative work/live/play communities throughout the West Coast.

Mr. Macken earned his degree in mechanical engineering from University College in Dublin, Ireland and a master's degree in business administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.