OliverMcMillan Announces Hire of Industry Veteran and Promotion of Two Executives

Michael O’Hanlon brings in over 35 years of experience in the industry, joining recently promoted Jeff Zeigler and Eric Buchanan.

By Irina Vrasmas

Michael O'Hanlon
Michael O’Hanlon

San Diego—OliverMcMillan, a leading mixed-use real estate developer in the U.S., announced the hire of senior real estate manager and industry veteran Michael O’Hanlon as new chief operating officer. Also, two of the firm’s key executives, Jeff Zeigler and Eric Buchanan, were promoted.

In his new role, O’Hanlon will be in charge with implementing the company’s strategic plan and managing all aspects of OliverMcMillan’s activity in order to ensure the organization’s growth. He will report directly to CEO Dene Oliver and will provide oversight of all company divisions. With over 35 years of comprehensive experience in real estate management, development, portfolio strategy operations, capital markets transactions and joint ventures, O’Hanlon most recently served as CEO & president of Behringer Harvard’s opportunity-style real estate investment trusts. He previously held positions such as COO & president of Billingsley Co. and CEO & president of Inland Western Retail REIT.

O’Hanlon has been a member of Urban Land Institute’s Urban Development/Mixed-Use Council, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a graduate of Fordham University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Jeff Zeigler
Jeff Zeigler

Jeff Zeigler’s new role within the company is that of senior managing director of asset management and leasing. He has been with OliverMcMillan since 2011 and most recently led the retail services group.

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

Eric Buchanan joined OliverMcMillan in 2012 as development director. Following his promotion to senior managing director of development, he will also be in charge with seeking and vetting potential mixed-use development acquisitions. Buchanan is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Asian Studies.

OliverMcMillan has designed, developed and managed over eight million square feet of mixed-use projects, and is currently developing new projects valued at $3 billion. The company’s portfolio includes retail, entertainment, creative office, hotel and residential projects throughout the United States.

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