MacFarlane Partners Promotes Dirk Hallemeier

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SAN FRANCISCO – MacFarlane Partners, a real estate development and investment management company that specializes in investments that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability, has promoted Dirk Hallemeier to managing director and president.

Dirk Hallemeier -- High ResHallemeier has held real estate investment and development-related positions with MacFarlane Partners for more than 13 years, most recently as managing director, investments. In his new role, he will be responsible for sourcing and negotiating prospective investments, and will oversee the construction and development process of properties developed directly by the firm. He also will help build and maintain the firm’s strategic relationships with its joint venture partners. Hallemeier replaces Greg Vilkin.

“We are pleased to announce Dirk’s expanding leadership role,” said Victor MacFarlane, chairman and chief executive officer of MacFarlane Partners. “Dirk has consistently demonstrated strong management abilities and his urban property development experience is integral to now lead our continuing growth nationally.

“Dirk replaces Greg Vilkin, who has accepted a new development endeavor,” he added. “Together, we enjoyed many years of accomplishments and wish him only the best in all his pursuits.”

A licensed professional engineer in California, Hallemeier has 20 years of real estate, construction and civil engineering experience, during which he has been involved in the development, redevelopment and management of urban properties from the perspective of an investor, developer, general contractor and engineer.

With MacFarlane Partners, Hallemeier has negotiated and closed investments in more than $1.2 billion in urban development projects, including Bay Street Emeryville, a mixed-use urban village built on a former brownfield site near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; the office component of @ First, a mixed-use business park in San Jose; Venn on Market, a 113-unit apartment community in the heart of San Francisco; and multiple phases of The Crossing | San Bruno, a master-planned community built on former U.S. Navy property near San Francisco International Airport.

Prior to joining MacFarlane Partners, Hallemeier served as a structural engineer for Degenkolb Engineers, a structural design and engineering firm, where he focused on seismic retrofits for clients such as the State of California, Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, Berkeley. He also worked as a project manager for Ernst & Young, managing construction projects for third-party clients.

Hallemeier is active in the Urban Land Institute. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering from Cornell University.

About MacFarlane Partners
MacFarlane Partners is a real estate development and investment management firm with approximately $4 billion in assets managed on behalf of some of the world’s largest pension plans and institutions. Founded in 1987, the firm pioneered the urban investment concept among institutional real estate investment managers in the 1990s and today is a leading investor and developer of properties that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability in urban and high-density suburban areas nationwide. MacFarlane Partners is headquartered in San Francisco, with regional offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at

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