Timothy J. McGowan Portrait

Timothy J. McGowan


In his role at McKellar McGowan, Mr. McGowan places particular emphasis on locating new land purchase opportunities, land entitlement and establishing/maintaining capital relationships. He has over 40 years of experience in real estate management and marketing. Between 1971 and 1983, he held various positions in real estate sales, advertising, marketing, and was also a partner of a brokerage and management company. From 1983 to 1995, as Senior Vice President with Grubb & Ellis, he earned the reputation throughout the Southern California residential development community as a premier land broker. During these years, he assisted land owners and land developers in selling over 30,000 Southern California lots. At various times between 1987 and 1990, Mr. McGowan was the number one ranked, top-producing broker for Grubb & Ellis nationally.

Mr. McGowan founded Ashbrook Communities in 1995. Prior to forming McKellar McGowan, he served as CEO for Ashbrook Communities, which purchased land for over 5,000 residential lots and built over 1,000 homes, and they were involved in the entitlement process and land development operations of most of the units. Ashbrook sold many of its units to public homebuilders, including KB Homes, Ryland Homes, and Centex Homes and ventured many projects with institutional investors including Main Street Partners, Capstone/Lehman Brothers, TMC, and Lowe enterprises. Ashbrook generated over $100 million in profits during this period.

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