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​​Romik Kesian – Senior Vice President

Romik Kesian is a Senior Vice President and Market Leader with JLL's Project and Development Services in San Diego. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction management, real estate finance and specialty developments. Romik’s background is in real estate financing, land development, residential master planning, commercial and specialty development both high and low rise. As Senior Vice President of Development with JLL, he was the senior team member responsible for a $250 million master planned residential land development investment portfolio, completing projects for this portfolio across Reno, Seattle and Orlando.
  
Specialties
Project management
Development management
 
Years of experience
25
 
Experience
With JLL, Romik was responsible for overseeing the development of Guidant Corporations $70 million headquarters and manufacturing facility in Temecula; for DreamWorks, SKG he managed their headquarters and studio campus development in Playa Vista, California.
 
As principal of K-RML, Inc. Romik served as Development and Financial advisor to the Pauma Development Board, established by the General Council of the Pauma Tribe of Luiseno Indians. He was instrumental in assisting the Tribe to retain the development consultants, architects and general contractors. He was essential in obtaining over $30 million in stimulus funds for the Tribe in 2010; and in finding capital sources in excess of $150 million for the Tribe’s casino expansion and new hotel development project.
In San Diego, Romik has worked on master planning and development of the 300 acre Pomerado Business Park in and the 350,000 square foot headquarters for General Instrument Corporation located on a 32-acre campus.  For Searle Pharmaceuticals in Chicago he was instrumental in developing their 150,000 s.f. QA/QC R&D headquarter facility. The facility incorporated multiple level 2 and 3 labs for large primate research. He was also responsible for multiple ongoing lab expansion projects both in the US as well as the manufacturing plants in Arizona and Puerto Rico.

Education
Romik holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of London.
 
Community and personal information
He is the author of the soon to be published book, "The Art of Real Estate Investment Finance."