Jeffrey A. Dritley
Jeffrey A. Dritley
Founder, Managing Partner
Mr. Dritley has thirty years of experience in the real estate industry. His experience has ranged from the acquisition, development and redevelopment of over 10 million sf of properties in Southern California to creating and managing an organization with over 100 employees in Asia focused on restructuring non-performing loans.
Mr. Dritley was previously a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. From 1993 to 2001, he was responsible for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund’s West Coast operations and was a member of the global investment committee. Noteworthy transactions included leading the recapitalization effort for Playa Vista, purchasing the $300 million Chevron Land Portfolio, purchasing the 3,200 acre former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, purchasing 1.4 million acres of land in Northern Nevada from Santa Fe Railroad, and purchasing and working out $1.8 billion in non-performing debt portfolios. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Dritley was with The Koll Company, a major real estate development company in the Western U.S. where he was Division President for the Los Angeles County area. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Dritley was employed by Marwick, Mitchell in Kansas City and the global executive offices in New York City.
Mr. Dritley is a board member of Bixby Land Company, a private REIT with assets exceeding $1 billion from 2008 – 2016 and a Senior Advisor to Trigate Property Partners a real estate private equity firm which manages a partnership with CalSTRS. He is also active in several professional organizations, including Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Urban Land Institute and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, of which he is a past-president. His community involvement includes serving on the board of the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, California and volunteering his time as coach for youth sports. Mr. Dritley is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Harvard Business School.