History & Philosophy
History of OliverMcMillan
Since the firm's inception in 1978, San Diego-based OliverMcMillan has been translating architectural imagination into financial success. OliverMcMillan is considered one of the largest and most progressive leaders in the highly competitive field of urban redevelopment, entertainment, and real estate development.
"We at OliverMcMillan pride ourselves on our close working relationship with community leaders and public officials in public/private partnerships. This ensures all our projects blend architecturally and economically with their surrounding neighborhoods to enhance the area." (Dene Oliver)
In its thirty-five year history, OliverMcMillan has developed more than eight million square feet of office, commercial, industrial, residential, retail, R&D and mixed-use projects with a total project value in excess of $3 billion. Further, OliverMcMillan projects have won numerous design awards. "We have been frequently asked by local governments to assist with complex urban infill projects." (Dene Oliver)
The employees of OliverMcMillan share a common belief that our work is not only about real estate development, but also about people and how they can live and enjoy community life together in a dynamic urban environment. We invest a great deal of time working with community groups and public agencies, educating ourselves about community-specific history and goals. Once we understand the needs of the community, we work with outstanding designers to deliver a product that not only meets those needs, but succeeds in creating a comfortable and interesting environment for people to gather, shop, dine, relax, and most importantly, live together.