Brian M. Jones’ career with Forest City Enterprises spanned 30 years and included the development of 17 million square feet of Class A commercial development projects, with an estimated value of 3 billion dollars.
As Forest City Commercial Groups Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – West Coast Commercial Development, Brian provided senior executive level strategic support to the commercial group and explored new international business opportunities for the company. He oversaw all aspect of the development process, from acquisition, entitlements and design, to the physical development.
Jones has been in the commercial real estate industry since the early 1970’s. He joined Forest City in 1978 as vice president and project developer on the Charleston Town Center, a major, urban, mixed-use project located in Charleston, West Virginia. Moving west, he was subsequently responsible for the following commercial developments: The Galleria at South Bay – Redondo Beach, Antelope Valley Mall, The Mall at Victor Valley, The Promenade at Temecula, Simi Valley Town Center, Galleria at Sunset in Henderson, Nevada and the Northfield Town Center in Colorado, Victoria Gardens and San Francisco Center.
Before joining Forest City, Jones worked in a variety of real estate development and construction management positions, including Bovis Ltd. in the UK and in Canada.
His affiliation with the Urban Land Institute includes a seat at the ULI – Los Angeles District Council’s Board of Advisors. Brian Jones is also a member of Watt Companies Board of advisors.