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Peter Lauener

President, McWhinney

Peter Lauener is a veteran real estate professional with long-standing experience in real estate entitlement and development, including master planned communities, commercial, industrial and residential developments. Peter comes to McWhinney as a strong executive with unparalleled leadership and management skills, well equipped to lead McWhinney into the future.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Peter’s career path began once he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1983 from Whittier College in Southern California. After graduating, Peter worked in the hospitality industry. Following hospitality, he began his career at the Lusk Company where he focused on project management including commercial, residential, resort, industrial and master planned communities. His territory was the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura.

In 1993 Peter joined Catellus where he managed a portfolio of large master planned communities and led a team that built thousands of homes. He focused on entitling these communities and developing these homes in both the Bay Area and Southern California. Catellus sold the development group in 2002, at which time Peter elected to accept an opportunity to found and become President of Intracorp Companies, where he directed all land acquisitions, entitlements, forward planning, business development, longterm vision and strategy for development operations throughout Southern California and Hawaii.