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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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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Peter Larr
Project Manager
Peter Larr joined the Halferty team in 2020 and manages the company’s development portfolio. His duties include project scheduling, financial tracking, entitlements, coordination of consultants, lease compliancy, and underwriting new development opportunities. He comes from a background in luxury condominium development and spent several years as a carpenter. Peter holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University in Real Estate Development and is both a licensed California General Contractor and Real Estate Broker.
Marlene Avila
Property Manager
Marlene began her real estate career working as an Executive Assistant at Lee & Associates in Los Angeles. A few years later, she became a Real Estate Associate and worked for the Managing Partner at Lee & Associates. She focused on the marketing of properties, property management and building relationships with clients. Prior to joining the Halferty Companies in 2020, Marlene worked as a Property Manager for The Kroger Company and managed over 130 Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores in California. She also holds a Real Estate Sales License in the State of California.
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.
Kyle Grimes
Administrative Assistant/Assistant to Property Manager
Kyle Grimes provides administrative support in the areas of property management and accounting and her responsibilities include: accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits, tenant communications, assisting with property maintenance coordination and special projects.
Out of college, Kyle worked in grocery retail for seven years in roles as a District Supervisor, and Director of Administration. After a relocation to Southern California, she became a recruiter specializing in finance and accounting placement, first with an agency, then with a large financial institution in the mortgage services division.
Kyle Grimes joined the company in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Purdue University.