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
Vice President of Development

Chris Peto started with the company in 2005 as Project Manager, was promoted to Director of Development and is now Vice President of Development. Mr. Peto’s responsibilities include overseeing new developments, managing consultants, performing due diligence of future projects, obtaining permits and approvals from various municipalities in California,  and overseeing the construction phase of various projects to ensure they each meet budget and schedule  obligations while complying with conditions of approval and tenants’ leases.

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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 company in 2020 and manages its development portfolio. His duties include project scheduling, financial tracking, entitlements, coordination of consultants, lease compliancy, and underwriting new development opportunities.

Mr. Larr 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 Avila started with the company in February 2020 as Property Manager. Ms. Avila’s day-to-day management duties include lease administration; coordination and management of all physical operations of the properties including maintenance, repairs and inspections; maintaining client and tenant relations; vendor contract negotiation and administration; project management of tenant improvements and capital expense projects; preparation of the annual budgets; and overseeing leasing activities.

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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 Director of Property Management

Kyle Grimes joined the company in 2019 as Assistant to the Director of Property Management.  Ms. Grimes provides administrative support in the areas of Property Management and Accounting and her responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, tenant communications, assisting with property maintenance coordination and special projects.

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