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.
Donald W. Kelley, Jr. – President and 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 has been promoted to President of Haagen Company following Mr. Fahey’s retirement, while retaining his role as CFO. In his expanded capacity, Mr. Kelley oversees finance, administration, property management functions, and provides overall executive oversight for the company.
Christopher Fahey – Partner
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) 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. Mr. Fahey has semi-retired from Haagen Company effective December 2023, but remains involved in a few projects which he has committed to complete before fully retiring.
Greg Bradbury – Senior Vice President – Leasing
Mr. Bradbury is a veteran leasing executive who joined Haagen Company in December 2022. He has extensive experience in retail leasing operations and redevelopment planning for well-known companies, including The Irvine Company, Simon Property Group, and General Growth Properties.
As Senior Vice President of Leasing, Mr. Bradbury will manage Haagen Company’s portfolio of retail properties in southern California and Arizona.
Shahin Shirvani – Vice President -Design & Construction
Mr. Shirvani is a construction and development professional with a career spanning more than two decades. He has a passion for building and has demonstrated a results-oriented approach in overseeing complex real estate projects across various asset classes, including retail, industrial, office, high-rise, government, aviation, healthcare, multi-family, hospitality, and luxury residential. Mr. Shirvani has successfully executed all stages of real estate development, from design and estimation to constructability and project management both as an owner and as a general contractor with a combination of approximately $2 billion worth of projects.
Mr. Shirvani has held management positions at Bovis Lend-Lease (one of the world’s largest construction, property and infrastructure companies), Westfield Development (one of the world’s largest shopping center owners), and CenterCal Properties (a large-scale retail developer on the west coast).
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.
Kristen Ortiz – Property & Events Manager
Kristen Ortiz, bringing a wealth of diverse experience in management and operations, serves as the Property & Events Manager at Haagen Company. With 20 years of cross-functional experience, Kristen has excelled in various aspects of business operations, from staffing and scheduling to vendor relations and venue management. Her adept management of venues such as The Date Shed has provided Kristen with invaluable experience, facilitating a seamless transition into her current role at Haagen Company, where she showcases her proficiency in property management. Her previous roles include managing an event staff of up to 600 employees at BBC and contributing to the success of major festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach. Kristen’s diverse experience and passion for property management and events make her a pivotal asset to the Haagen Company team.
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 and Arizona.
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.
Julie Brooks – Senior Executive Assistant & Office Manager
After an 11-year career at Merrill Lynch, supporting two vice presidents and creating their sales campaign surrounding social media, Julie Brooks moved to California, a state she knew and loved.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles in 2003, she worked for a private Brentwood money manager, supporting the director/vice president of the Entertainment Division in managing the infrastructure of 170 celebrity accounts, comprising a little over $700M under management. Years later she moved to BEACHBODY to support the global growth activities of the divisional vice president. And she later relocated to CAA (Creative Artists Agency), assisting the newly appointed CFO.
Julie is a world traveler and collector of William Shakespeare’s complete sets in foreign languages printed pre-1800. The collection also includes a hand-written and hand-bound copy of Julius Caeser written in Old Arabic. Additionally, she spent time working in vineyards in the Bordeaux region of France and Varna, Bulgaria, and worked on a duck farm outside Beijing, China.
Trixie Charmaine Dicks – Senior Lease Administrator
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.
Rachel Singh – Senior Accountant
Rachel Singh, a dedicated member of the Haagen Co. team for over a decade, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table with her 15 years of experience in accounting. Prior to joining Haagen Co., Rachel honed her skills in property management while working for a reputable Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company. Her extensive background and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to our team, contributing significantly to our continued success.
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.