Alexander Haagen, III – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Haagen, III had been a member of the management of the Alexander Haagen Development Company since its founding, and served on the Board of Directors and as Vice-Chairman of Alexander Haagen Properties, a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust with over $700 million in assets.
Mr. Haagen III has been responsible for development, architecture, construction and property management during his many years in the business and is involved in all aspects of the company. He has served on the Lake Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the San Jacinto Winter Park and Tram Commission and the Advisory Board of the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.
Mr. Haagen III operates one of the premier entertainment venues in the world at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. His property hosts the Coachella Music Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival which, combined, attract more than 100,000 daily concertgoers over three weekends every spring.
In addition to the music festivals, Empire Polo Club operates world class polo leagues during the winter season, attracting players from around the world, and year-round hosts corporate meetings, private gatherings and national high school and collegiate sporting events.
Alexander Haagen IV – Executive Vice President
Mr. Haagen IV has worked with the Haagen organization since the late 1980’s. In that time, he has been responsible for a variety of company activities including leasing, construction, and property management and specializes in shopping center security.
Mr. Haagen IV is following the family line of entrepreneurs, being the third generation of Haagen family to oversee the company operations, and is actively involved in all aspects of the family business.
Christopher Fahey – President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Fahey has worked in the Haagen organization since 1978. During his years with the company, he has served as Assistant Director of Property Management, Senior Project Developer and Vice President of Design and Construction. Mr. Fahey has been responsible for the oversight of over 2,300,000 square feet of retail development since 1986, including such projects as the El Monte Center (El Monte, California), Empire Center (Fontana, California) and the Medford Center (Medford, Oregon), The Village at Century in Inglewood, CA, and The Village at East Highlands Ranch in Highland, CA.
Mr. Fahey resigned his position as Vice President of Design and Construction for Alexander Haagen Properties and joined the Haagen Company in April of 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Donald W. Kelley, Jr. – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kelley has worked in the retail shopping center industry since 1987. Prior to joining Haagen Company in February of 2000, he was Chief Financial Officer of Watson & Associates, a retail developer headquartered in Seal Beach, California.
Mr. Kelley is a CPA and has an MBA from Pepperdine University where he also was a member of the adjunct faculty teaching accounting and finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for seventeen years.
Mr. Kelley is responsible for Haagen Company’s finance, administration and property management functions.
Mina Elliott – Vice President, Leasing
Ms. Elliott has worked in commercial real estate for over 20 years. Prior to the Haagen Company, Ms. Elliott was the Senior Leasing Director for Kimco Realty Corporation for 10 years, where she was responsible for a 3.5 million square foot portfolio encompassing 24 retail shopping centers. Ms. Elliott has also served as Director of Real Estate for the retail division of Panattoni Development Company, focusing on shopping centers in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Additionally, she was Vice President at the JH Snyder Company, where she worked on leasing in addition to development, with such notable projects as the Howard Hughes Promenade, the River at Rancho Mirage, West Hollywood Gateway and the redevelopment and leasing of Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, California.
Ms. Elliott is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English. She is a licensed real estate salesperson and a member of ICSC.
Brian Lee – Director of Property Management
Mr. Lee joined the Haagen Company in September, 2017. Prior to joining Haagen Company, Mr. Lee was the Director for the City of Los Angeles Handiworker program and the Southern California Gas Company’s Weatherization program at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), a non-profit human social services organization in the city of Los Angeles. Mr. Lee’s previous work experience includes starting a business from scratch and achieving multiple years of sales exceeding $1 Million. Mr. Lee is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Jesse Sanchez – General Manager, Indio Grand Marketplace
Jesse joined Haagen Company in November 2021 as the General Manager of Indio Grand Marketplace.
Jesse is originally from Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. Prior to working for Haagen Company, he worked in the Workers Compensation Medical Level Field for over 20 years assisting in the preparation of medical legal evaluation reports and assisting various physicians in the execution of medical level reports. Jesse relocated to Palm Springs, California in 2018 and received his real estate license in 2020.
John Hirsch – Director of Security
Mr. Hirsch has worked in the security industry since 1985. Prior to joining Haagen Company in March 2018, he had managed security at many notable companies such as Bank of America, Harley – Davidson, Andeavor, Boeing and Raytheon.
Mr. Hirsch is a former commissioned officer in the United States Army and a retired law enforcement officer from Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin Madison receiving a BS in Correctional Administration and certification as a Public Manager through the MPA Master’s program.
Mr. Hirsch is responsible for security, safety and parking enforcement at all Haagen Company properties throughout California.
Larry Larson – Project Manager
Mr. Larson has worked in the retail shopping center industry for over 20 years for national developers serving as Project Manager on notable projects such as Ontario Mills, Laguna Hills Mall, Tustin Marketplace, Amerige Heights Town Center, Fullerton, CA, Falcon Ridge Center, Fontana, CA and oversaw tenant construction on the Brea Mall and Westminster Mall remodels. He also worked for Alexander Haagen Properties as Project Manager on the Medford Center in Medford Oregon. He has a degree in Architecture and is a licensed Real Estate Agent.
Lynne Ostreicher – Executive Assistant
Before joining the Haagen Company, Lynne worked in Arizona since 1996 as a full-time real estate broker in her own firm. In 2015, Lynne acquired her real estate broker’s license in California. This real estate experience has proved essential in her role at the Haagen Company.
Lynne joined the Haagen Company in 2011 as Executive Assistant to Alexander Haagen III, Chris Fahey and Don Kelley. Over the years, Lynne has expanded her duties to include assisting all Haagen family members.
Lynne is responsible for assisting executives with tenant transactions, construction projects, administration and office management.
Trixie joined Haagen Company in August of 2020. She has a history of working in the retail real estate industry. Her experience working for other landlords provided her with insight on the Landlord’s side of commercial leasing and administration.
As our Senior Lease Administrator, Trixie works closely with the Vice President of Leasing & Development and the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for administrative real estate transaction and coordination, preparation of LOIs and lease exhibits, assists with lease renewals and amendments, handles tenant collection and provides general office support functions.
Joanna Amaya – Property Accountant
Joanna joined Haagen Company in December 2021. Before joining the Haagen Company team, Joanna worked for a property management company handling accounting tasks for residential and commercial properties.
As a Property Accountant at Haagen Company, Joanna will be working with our Property Managers and tenants as the point of contact for accounts payable and general accounting matters.