Charles F. Cowley III
With over twenty years of development experience, Chuck has spearheaded the design, entitlement, construction management, and marketing of projects totaling almost 1,000 residential units and approx. 500,000 commercial square feet all with a total development costs in excess of $950 million.
Chuck takes an active role in overseeing all phases of the development process. Over the years, he has particularly focused on interfacing with government entities to obtain complex entitlement packages. With such a hands‐on approach, working with government entities and leveraging local relationships with a thorough understanding of community and land‐use procedures, he is able to successfully guide a project through the process. His numerous entitlement and discretionary governmental approvals include favorable determinations from the California Coastal Commission, California State Lands Commission, various City Planning Commissions and City Councils, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Aviation Administration and Native American tribes.
Prior to real estate development, Chuck was a named partner in a Downtown Los Angeles law firm where his practice focused in the Federal Courts, specializing in business reorganizations, commercial litigation and appellate matters, with arguments presented before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Courts of Appeals. Previous to the practice of law, Chuck represented buyers and sellers of commercial and industrial assets throughout the country, concluding purchases, sales or leaseback transactions totaling over three million square feet in fifteen states.
A graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in finance, while lettering in crew, Chuck subsequently received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School where he was a merit scholar. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and a licensed California Real Estate Broker.