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.

Mike Bennett
Executive Vice President, 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.

Steve Case
Executive Vice President, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Roger DeWames
Senior Vice President, 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.

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.

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 Middleton
Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Tim Middleton oversees Asset Management for Irvine Company’s 50+ million SF Office portfolio, bringing a holistic, fully integrated approach to long-term value creation.

Over the course of his 20 year career in real estate, Tim has held high profile financial leadership roles.  Most recently he was Chief Investment Officer at Steadfast Apartment REIT, where he was responsible for acquisitions & dispositions, underwriting, real estate finance, asset management, and risk management. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University.

When not in the office, you’ll find Tim being active outdoors. In addition to being an avid surfer, cyclist and triathlete, he loves spending time coaching and supporting his childrens’ athletic pursuits.

 

Tim Middleton oversees Asset Management for Irvine Company’s 50+ million SF Office portfolio, bringing a holistic, fully integrated approach to long-term value creation.

Over the course of his 20 year career in real estate, Tim has held high profile financial leadership roles.  Most recently he was Chief Investment Officer at Steadfast Apartment REIT, where he was responsible for acquisitions & dispositions, underwriting, real estate finance, asset management, and risk management. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University.

When not in the office, you’ll find Tim being active outdoors. In addition to being an avid surfer, cyclist and triathlete, he loves spending time coaching and supporting his childrens’ athletic pursuits.

 

Commercial Construction

Tom Sullivan
President, Commercial Construction

Tom Sullivan is Division President, Commercial Construction for the Irvine Company. Tom is responsible for leading all design and commercial construction of our Office and Retail portfolios, including tenant improvement and coordination.

Mr. Sullivan oversees the reinvestment and upgrading of the Irvine Company’s Retail portfolio, comprising three regional centers and 28 neighborhood and community centers, and the Irvine Company’s Office portfolio, comprising over 150 workplaces in Coastal California, Chicago and New York City.

Over the course of his 35 year career, Mr. Sullivan has led high-profile office, hotel and retail development throughout Coastal California. Mr. Sullivan joined the company in 2006 and has held several positions within the Office and Retail divisions, including overseeing the development of 8 million SF of Class-A office space. 

Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a member of Lambda Alpha International.

Tim Carey
Senior Vice President, 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.

John Koga
Senior Vice President, 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.

Tom Sullivan is Division President, Commercial Construction for the Irvine Company. Tom is responsible for leading all design and commercial construction of our Office and Retail portfolios, including tenant improvement and coordination.

Mr. Sullivan oversees the reinvestment and upgrading of the Irvine Company’s Retail portfolio, comprising three regional centers and 28 neighborhood and community centers, and the Irvine Company’s Office portfolio, comprising over 150 workplaces in Coastal California, Chicago and New York City.

Over the course of his 35 year career, Mr. Sullivan has led high-profile office, hotel and retail development throughout Coastal California. Mr. Sullivan joined the company in 2006 and has held several positions within the Office and Retail divisions, including overseeing the development of 8 million SF of Class-A office space. 

Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a member of Lambda Alpha International.

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.

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.