Colm Macken

Colm Macken


As President and Chief Executive Officer, Colm Macken is responsible for Shea Properties' strategic initiatives and operations. Mr. Macken oversees the management of the company's operating portfolio which includes more than 8,100 apartment units and nearly 5 million square feet of retail, office and industrial space in California, Colorado and Washington state. He also leads all development efforts for the company's strong pipeline of future projects.

Mr. Macken brings more than 30 years of experience to the company. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Enterprises' West Coast Commercial Group. During his tenure, he successfully directed the development of projects costing in excess of $1 billion in its core markets, including Victoria Gardens, San Francisco Center, and 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. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Mr. Macken is also a board member of the Ziman Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Business.