Phone: 626-405-0956
James L. Halferty
President and Chief Executive Officer
James L. Halferty has been active in the California real estate industry for over 45 years. As Founder of Halferty Development Company in 1980, he has achieved a reputation as an innovator in the interrelated fields of design, construction, marketing and finance. Mr. Halferty holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities from the University of Southern California.
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Christopher E. Peto
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Peto started with the company in 2005 as Project Manager and quickly advanced to Director of Development and now Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Peto’s responsibilities include overseeing new and old developments, managing consultants, performing due diligence of future projects, obtaining permits and approvals from various municipalities in California and Nevada.
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Kevin Evans
Director of Construction Management
Kevin Evans joined the company in 2014. His responsibilities include assisting the COO with new development due diligence and project coordination; managing the construction bid process; managing the project construction phase, construction contracts, contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors to ensure inclusion of owner criteria, tenant lease criteria and conditions of approval; and preparing construction budgets and change orders to ensure the projects meet budget and time obligations.
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Cassie Yee
Director of Project Management
Cassie Yee started with the company in 2005 in the capacity of receptionist and has since advanced to Assistant to the Director of Property Management, Assistant to the Director of Development and Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, and in 2017 was promoted to Director of Project Management.
Ms. Yee’s day-to-day management duties include lease administration; coordination and management of all physical operations of the properties including maintenance, repairs and inspections.
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Sarah G. Villegas
Director of Property Management
Sarah Villegas is responsible for the day-to-day operations and asset management of our shopping center portfolio. Some of her responsibilities include tenant relations, lease renewals, new leases, shopping center maintenance, rent collections, annual budgets and CAM reconciliations.
Ms. Villegas started with the company in 1990 and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Santa Clara University.
Nathalie Theiller
Accounting Manager
Nathalie Theiller is responsible for general accounting including accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconciling bank accounts, monthly variance reports, monthly financial statements, construction loans and other cash management responsibilities.
Ms. Theiller started with the company in 1990.
Dmika Greco
Assistant to the President
Dmika Greco manages the office, oversees Human Resources and the company’s health insurance plan, prepares offers and coordinates escrows, and assists Mr. Halferty in his day-to-day operations for the company.
Ms. Greco completed a one-year program at Minneapolis Business College, and then went on to working as an Administrative Assistant for a large corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota. She joined Halferty Development Company in 1999.
Haley Yamada
Administrative Assistant/Assistant to Director of Property Management
Haley Yamada performs various administrative duties and assists the Director of Property Management with everyday tasks.
Ms. Yamada joined the company in 2017.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Texas Christian University.