Legacy Partners (Legacy), a privately owned national real estate firm, announced today the hiring of former Greystar Managing Director Deanna O’Brien as Senior Vice President of Operations. O’Brien will be responsible for overseeing Legacy’s developments and managed communities throughout the nation.
“Deanna has been active across the multifamily and commercial real estate industry since 1993 and has extensive experience in managing, marketing, leasing, due diligence, lease-up, new business development, and client/owner relationships,” said Guy Hays, President at Legacy. “She is a true asset to our team, especially during this high growth phase.”
At Greystar, O’Brien oversaw the company’s Southern California operations. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President at ConAm Management Corporation, in San Diego, where she managed the performance of over 130 owned and fee-managed communities located in Southern California, totaling 13,800 apartment homes.
“Legacy Partners is growing every part of their business—from property management and ground-up development to strategic acquisitions and dispositions up and down the West Coast and beyond,” said O’Brien. “I’m looking forward to integrating into their tight-knit culture and being a part of Legacy’s exciting growth.”
O’Brien is the past President for the California Apartment Association (CAA), San Diego Division, and is an active member of IREM and current board member of CAA, Orange County.
About Legacy Partners
Legacy Partners (Legacy), a privately held real estate firm founded in 1968 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, owns, develops and manages multifamily communities throughout the United States. Legacy has regional offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Washington and have developed more than 60,000 apartment homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Since inception, Legacy has worked with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, life insurance companies, and real estate companies, consistently returning exceptional results.
Legacy projects of note on the West Coast are 580 Anton in Costa Mesa, Wayfarer Apartments + Marina in Marina del Rey, CA, MODA at Monrovia Station in Monrovia, CA, The Verandas in West Covina, CA, Legacy on the Promenade in Westminster, CO, TriVista on Speer in Denver, CO, The Triangle in Redmond, WA, Renaissance Square in Concord, CA, and a forthcoming ground-up development in Hayward, CA.
Earlier this year, Legacy announced an expansion into the Southeast U.S. with the hiring of Jon Wood as Senior Managing Director in a newly-opened Orlando, Florida office, as well as the hiring of Bob Panizo, Vice President of Development, who will manage Legacy’s multifamily development projects in Texas and provide support to some of Legacy’s Colorado activities.
Legacy provides management services for its own portfolio, as well as other owners. Combined, Legacy manages a portfolio of over 60 multifamily communities with more than 14,000 apartment homes, and with a gross value in excess of $2 billion.