Our Leadership Team

Irvine Company Office Properties is comprised of experienced and proven executives. Each brings vast expertise and tireless dedication to the continual pursuit of excellence across the company’s wide-reaching best-in-class portfolio.

Jonathan Brinsden
President

Jonathan Brinsden is responsible for the leadership and overall performance of Irvine Company Office Properties, including a fully-integrated customer-centric platform of construction, design, development, leasing, marketing and operations. 

Previously, Jonathan served as Chief Executive Officer of Midway and guided the company’s strategy, growth and creation of a $2 billion portfolio of mixed-use assets over a 20-year period. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company.

Jonathan holds an MS in Land and Real Estate Development, a BS in Construction Science and a BS in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Rice University. Jonathan is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as ULI Americas Executive Committee member, a Global Board Director, Governing Trustee and ULI Foundational Governor. He is a past Chairman of ULI Americas and of ULI Houston.

Beyond the real estate industry, Jonathan actively supports civic leadership and charitable organizations focused on parks and greenspace, homelessness, and education.

Steve Case
Executive Vice President of Strategic Leasing & Advisory

Steve Case is responsible for the leasing strategy for Irvine Company’s 50+ million square foot office portfolio, including strategic customer relations and the company’s Flex Workspace+ platform.  During his 17 year tenure, the company completed 160+ million square feet of leasing totaling $30 billion

Prior to joining Irvine Company, Steve was a Senior Managing Director of CBRE, responsible for the Orange County region including  leasing, operations, finance, marketing and appraisal services.

Steve holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California and completed executive education programs at Stanford University and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the UCI Center for Real Estate, on the Executive Council of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and is on the Advisory Committee for Hoag Hospital.

Beyond the real estate industry, Steve actively supports charitable organizations focused on education and health and wellness.

Mike Bennett
Executive Vice President of Portfolio Operations & Engineering

Michael Bennett oversees operations for Irvine Company’s 50+ million SF Office portfolio, including oversight of engineering, customer experience, retail amenities, asset management of parking operations, and leading portfolio acquisition due diligence.

Mike’s 30 years of commercial real estate experience spans office, industrial and retail products, including serving as Managing Director for Insignia/ESG, where he oversaw 23 million SF in Orange County and San Diego.

Mike is a graduate of California State University-Fullerton and the Wharton School Executive Leadership Program and holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License. His numerous industry leadership positions include prior President, Irvine Spectrumotion Board of Directors and BOMA San Diego Advisory Board and currently BOMA Orange County Board of Directors.

Outside of work, Mike has a passion for action sports and related community service groups that support wounded veterans and special needs children.

Jonathan Brinsden is responsible for the leadership and overall performance of Irvine Company Office Properties, including a fully-integrated customer-centric platform of construction, design, development, leasing, marketing and operations. 

Previously, Jonathan served as Chief Executive Officer of Midway and guided the company’s strategy, growth and creation of a $2 billion portfolio of mixed-use assets over a 20-year period. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company.

Jonathan holds an MS in Land and Real Estate Development, a BS in Construction Science and a BS in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Rice University. Jonathan is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as ULI Americas Executive Committee member, a Global Board Director, Governing Trustee and ULI Foundational Governor. He is a past Chairman of ULI Americas and of ULI Houston.

Beyond the real estate industry, Jonathan actively supports civic leadership and charitable organizations focused on parks and greenspace, homelessness, and education.

Steve Case is responsible for the leasing strategy for Irvine Company’s 50+ million square foot office portfolio, including strategic customer relations and the company’s Flex Workspace+ platform.  During his 17 year tenure, the company completed 160+ million square feet of leasing totaling $30 billion

Prior to joining Irvine Company, Steve was a Senior Managing Director of CBRE, responsible for the Orange County region including  leasing, operations, finance, marketing and appraisal services.

Steve holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California and completed executive education programs at Stanford University and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the UCI Center for Real Estate, on the Executive Council of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and is on the Advisory Committee for Hoag Hospital.

Beyond the real estate industry, Steve actively supports charitable organizations focused on education and health and wellness.

Michael Bennett oversees operations for Irvine Company’s 50+ million SF Office portfolio, including oversight of engineering, customer experience, retail amenities, asset management of parking operations, and leading portfolio acquisition due diligence.

Mike’s 30 years of commercial real estate experience spans office, industrial and retail products, including serving as Managing Director for Insignia/ESG, where he oversaw 23 million SF in Orange County and San Diego.

Mike is a graduate of California State University-Fullerton and the Wharton School Executive Leadership Program and holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License. His numerous industry leadership positions include prior President, Irvine Spectrumotion Board of Directors and BOMA San Diego Advisory Board and currently BOMA Orange County Board of Directors.

Outside of work, Mike has a passion for action sports and related community service groups that support wounded veterans and special needs children.

Tom Sullivan
Executive Vice President of Development, Design, & Construction

Tom Sullivan is responsible for the delivery of new high-rise, mid-rise and campus developments throughout California and the design and continuous improvement of Irvine Company’s office portfolio, ensuring our workplaces are on the leading-edge.

Over the course of his 35 year career, Tom has led high profile office, hotel and retail development throughout Coastal California. Prior to joining Irvine Company he developed properties including One America Plaza, at 33 stories the tallest office building in San Diego and now owned by the Irvine Company. Since joining the Irvine Company in 2006, Tom has overseen the development of 8 million square feet of office space including Santa Clara Square, a first-of-its-kind mixed-use development in Silicon Valley spanning 80-acres.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a member of Lambda International and the Urban Land Institute.

A Californian through and through, Tom loves surfing and all of the outdoor activities that SoCal has to offer.

Roger DeWames
Senior Vice President of Development

Roger is responsible for all development and reinvestment activities for Irvine Company’s office portfolio, including planning and developing of over 8 million SF of ground-up office projects and a wide array of reinvestment projects.

Before joining Irvine Company, Roger led development, acquisitions and investment in the Orange County office of Hines, participating in ground-up development and acquisitions of multiple product types.

Roger received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He previously served as a board member of NAIOP.

Outside of real estate, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Tim Carey
Senior Vice President of Construction Services

Tim Carey oversees design and construction of new development projects for Irvine Company’s office portfolio and ongoing enhancements to its continuously evolving workplaces. 

Since joining Irvine Company more than a decade ago, Tim has overseen 5 million square feet of new development. Before joining Irvine Company, Tim established Carey Consulting, Inc. providing real estate development and construction management consulting services to clients including Irvine Company’s Retail Division. Earlier he spent nine years at Catellus Urban Development where he oversaw design and construction.

Tim received his MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and BA from Harvard University. He also holds a California contractor’s license.

Outside of work, Tim is a father of 4 and amateur photographer who enjoys playing basketball.

Tom Sullivan is responsible for the delivery of new high-rise, mid-rise and campus developments throughout California and the design and continuous improvement of Irvine Company’s office portfolio, ensuring our workplaces are on the leading-edge.

Over the course of his 35 year career, Tom has led high profile office, hotel and retail development throughout Coastal California. Prior to joining Irvine Company he developed properties including One America Plaza, at 33 stories the tallest office building in San Diego and now owned by the Irvine Company. Since joining the Irvine Company in 2006, Tom has overseen the development of 8 million square feet of office space including Santa Clara Square, a first-of-its-kind mixed-use development in Silicon Valley spanning 80-acres.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a member of Lambda International and the Urban Land Institute.

A Californian through and through, Tom loves surfing and all of the outdoor activities that SoCal has to offer.

Roger is responsible for all development and reinvestment activities for Irvine Company’s office portfolio, including planning and developing of over 8 million SF of ground-up office projects and a wide array of reinvestment projects.

Before joining Irvine Company, Roger led development, acquisitions and investment in the Orange County office of Hines, participating in ground-up development and acquisitions of multiple product types.

Roger received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He previously served as a board member of NAIOP.

Outside of real estate, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Tim Carey oversees design and construction of new development projects for Irvine Company’s office portfolio and ongoing enhancements to its continuously evolving workplaces. 

Since joining Irvine Company more than a decade ago, Tim has overseen 5 million square feet of new development. Before joining Irvine Company, Tim established Carey Consulting, Inc. providing real estate development and construction management consulting services to clients including Irvine Company’s Retail Division. Earlier he spent nine years at Catellus Urban Development where he oversaw design and construction.

Tim received his MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and BA from Harvard University. He also holds a California contractor’s license.

Outside of work, Tim is a father of 4 and amateur photographer who enjoys playing basketball.

Beejal Northrup
Senior Vice President, Division Finance Officer

Beejal Northrup leads the financial planning, investment underwriting, leasing analytics, portfolio analytics and credit review functions for Irvine Company’s Office division. 

Previously, Beejal worked in financial roles at several publicly traded companies, including 11 years at Healthpeak Properties, a $20 billion healthcare REIT, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance for the Medical Office division.  

Beejal received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Physiological Science with a minor in Accounting from UCLA.

Beejal enjoys traveling with her husband and three children, hiking and e-biking around the beautiful trails of Orange County.

Jason Grovert
Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy

Jason Grovert oversees Technology Enablement for Irvine Company’s Office division, continuously improving performance and experiences through efficient use of technology. 

Jason has more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership, most recently as the Chief Information Officer at Steadfast Living, a nationwide multifamily REIT in Irvine. At Steadfast, he helped lead the business towards a tech-forward strategy that accelerated their business and digital transformation. Prior to Steadfast Living, he was Chief Technology Officer at Ryland Homes, a nationwide single family home builder leading their technology vision and strategy.

Originally from Phoenix, Jason holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA.

He and his wife have two children and enjoy volleyball, electronic music and of course computers and new technology.

John Koga
Vice President of Planning & Design

John Koga leads the design and re-positioning efforts for more than 50 million SF of workplaces across Coastal California, Chicago and New York.

Over the last 35 years, John has participated in the planning and design of super high rise skyscrapers, large scale urban mixed-use projects, hospitality and gaming properties, and workplace projects in more than 25 countries. Eighteen of his formative years as an architect were spent at the renowned architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York City.

John received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.

John is an avid cyclist, enjoying Masters criterium racing, outback mountain and gravel biking, and virtual Zwifting.

Beejal Northrup leads the financial planning, investment underwriting, leasing analytics, portfolio analytics and credit review functions for Irvine Company’s Office division. 

Previously, Beejal worked in financial roles at several publicly traded companies, including 11 years at Healthpeak Properties, a $20 billion healthcare REIT, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance for the Medical Office division.  

Beejal received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Physiological Science with a minor in Accounting from UCLA.

Beejal enjoys traveling with her husband and three children, hiking and e-biking around the beautiful trails of Orange County.

Jason Grovert oversees Technology Enablement for Irvine Company’s Office division, continuously improving performance and experiences through efficient use of technology. 

Jason has more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership, most recently as the Chief Information Officer at Steadfast Living, a nationwide multifamily REIT in Irvine. At Steadfast, he helped lead the business towards a tech-forward strategy that accelerated their business and digital transformation. Prior to Steadfast Living, he was Chief Technology Officer at Ryland Homes, a nationwide single family home builder leading their technology vision and strategy.

Originally from Phoenix, Jason holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA.

He and his wife have two children and enjoy volleyball, electronic music and of course computers and new technology.

John Koga leads the design and re-positioning efforts for more than 50 million SF of workplaces across Coastal California, Chicago and New York.

Over the last 35 years, John has participated in the planning and design of super high rise skyscrapers, large scale urban mixed-use projects, hospitality and gaming properties, and workplace projects in more than 25 countries. Eighteen of his formative years as an architect were spent at the renowned architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York City.

John received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.

John is an avid cyclist, enjoying Masters criterium racing, outback mountain and gravel biking, and virtual Zwifting.

Evening views from 520 Newport Center Drive office building in Newport Center. Lamb 2015.

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