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History

McDonald Property Group represents over three decades of industrial development experience in Southern California. Founder Bruce McDonald started his career in 1982 with Golden West Equity Properties, a family-owned company founded by Bruce’s father, Lloyd McDonald, who developed over 10 million square feet of commercial property after a long career in general construction.¬†Golden West sold the company to Pacific Gulf in a public REIT offering transaction in 1994.

In 1995, Bruce co-founded Master Development Corporation, specializing in the development of industrial parks in key Southern California markets. MDC developed eight million square feet of industrial space by 2010, including major projects in Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Riverside, Corona, San Diego County and Huntington Beach.

MDC merged with DEXUS (ASX: DXS) in 2010, and over the next three years Bruce served as managing director and head of US Investments for DEXUS Property Group, overseeing all US REIT operations. The 2013 sale of the DEXUS US portfolio enabled McDonald to more fully focus on his true passion: development.

McDonald Property Group commenced in 2015 and on behalf of institutional investors has completed over 1.0 M SF of new development to date located in the Inland Empire and San Diego.

McDonald Property Group actually represents a third-generation legacy in development and construction dating back to the early 20th century, when Angus McDonald founded and presided over National Construction Company and completed many notable East Coast projects, including the landmark Arlington Memorial Bridge in Arlington, VA.