02/27/19 Victor MacFarlane to Receive 2019 Distinguished Business Leadership Award


The USC School of Architecture and the USC Architectural Guild have selected Victor MacFarlane as the 2019 Distinguished Business Leadership Award recipient. The award will be presented at the 60th USC Architectural Guild Annual Dinner on Wednesday, April 24 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

“Victor is an accomplished leader whose work intersects real estate development, business, social equity and urbanism, and we are excited to honor his achievements at this year’s Annual Dinner,” said Milton S. F. Curry, dean of the USC School of Architecture. “Victor’s ethos has been delivering formidable investment returns with a commitment to design quality and socially innovative and community-driven developments. His approach and integrity has made him a role model to diverse and emerging design and development professionals.”

MacFarlane has 40 years of real estate experience, during which he has worked extensively in property development, acquisitions, asset management, and portfolio management on behalf of some of the world’s largest pension plans and institutions. He is chairman and chief executive officer of MacFarlane Partners, a real estate investment management and development firm he founded that acquires, develops, and manages properties on behalf of institutional investors and its own account.

Under his leadership, MacFarlane Partners pioneered the urban investment concept among institutional real estate managers in the 1990s and today is an industry leader in urban/smart-growth development. Through its urban real estate program, the firm has invested in $4.5 billion in development, adaptive-re-use and renovation projects in the Los Angeles area since 1996, including Park Fifth and Trademark, two adjacent rental apartment communities located across from downtown’s Pershing Square that will be completed in the coming months.

“I am honored to accept this year’s Distinguished Business Leadership Award and thank Dean Curry and the USC Architectural Guild for this recognition,” said MacFarlane. “The USC School of Architecture is teaching its students to think about design with a community-first mindset, which is how I view development projects. It is an honor to take part in this year’s program and to be aligned with a likeminded institution.”

Proceeds from this fundraising event support student programming at the USC School of Architecture. To purchase tickets and tables, click here.

Related Links: About the Annual Architectural Guild Dinner,  Alumni Announced for 60th Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner Awards,  USC Architectural Guild



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