Senior Vice President / Market Leader - West Region

John Magness, a recognized leader in environmentally responsible industrial redevelopment, opened Hillwood's first West Coast office over nineteen years ago. The original project, AllianceCalifornia™, redeveloped Norton Air Force Base through public/private partnership.  Under his management, the multimodal industrial-logistics park has grown to 2,000 acres with Kohl's, Mattel, Amazon and Amazon Air Cargo as anchor tenants.

Beyond development of over 4,000 acres and 30M SF in the region, John manages key client relationships, which has resulted in an additional 23M SF of e-commerce projects across the U.S.

Before joining Hillwood in 1998, John served as a consultant to the United Arab Emirates government. He is a Desert Storm veteran, served nine years in the United States Army with roles as commander, staff officer, and pilot. His last assignment was as Operations Officer and Pilot with the famed Task Force 160 Night Stalkers, an elite Special Operations Aviation unit. In this unit, John participated in numerous combat missions, including the Battle of the Black Sea in Mogadishu, Somalia, which was depicted in the movie and book, "Black Hawk Down." He is also an author, having published Pilot Vision in 1999.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his Master of Business Administration from Boston University.