Mike Kingsella is the Executive Director of Oregon LOCUS, the first State Chapter of LOCUS, Smart Growth America’s Coalition of Responsible Developers and Investors. Oregon LOCUS is an advocacy organization that supports state and local policy that enables and promotes the development of dense, walkable neighborhoods that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Outside of Mike’s role with Oregon LOCUS, he serves as Development Manager with Holland Partner Group, a vertically-integrated commercial real estate investment organization focused on developing mixed-use communities in core urban infill and transit-oriented locations. Current assets under management and development represent $7.5 billion across 25,000 apartment homes located throughout the Western US. At Holland, Mike is responsible for managing entitlement processes and negotiating public private partnerships on large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-income, urban-infill and transit-oriented development projects. In addition, he leads the team’s efforts on developing middle-income residential properties.
Mike is a published author and speaker on commercial real estate finance and investment, and has over 12 years of experience in commercial real estate investment, capital markets, and asset management. He has a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Real Estate Development, cum laude, from the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, OR. He is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), sits on the Transit Oriented Development Product Council, and is an active member of LOCUS, a program of Smart Growth America, NAIOP, and the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Mike can be reached at mkingsella [at] locusdevelopers.org