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​​Current responsibilities
With more than 35 years of construction, construction management and development related knowledge, Doug Cowan joined JLL as Executive Vice President of Project and Development Services for San Diego.

Doug has vast expertise on a variety of product types working for nationally recognized banks and portfolio owners including locally owned businesses.


  • Project and Development Services
  • Construction and development management
  • ADA compliance retrofits
  • Insurance mitigation
  • Marina restoration projects.

Years of experience
35 years

Prior to joining JLL, Doug was Vice President with The Staubach Company specializing in design, construction and consulting services.

Before his tenure at Staubach, Doug was the Managing Director of a San Diego development and consulting firm as well as owned and operated his own development and construction company handling diverse product types.

Key transactions

  • Amstar Group LLC 316,000 s.f., office development
  • Credit Suisse First Boston 245 acres, office campus 
  • JEP Partners 190,000 s.f.
  • Shanty Creek Resort, 600 rooms, Bellaire, MI
  • Hyatt Regency Alicante, 400 rooms, Garden Grove, Ca
  • Peters Landing, 300 private slips, Huntington Beach, Ca
  • 22nd Street Landing, 50 commercial slips, San Pedro, Ca
  • Long Beach Plaza, 650,000 s.f. retail development, Long Beach, Ca
  • Village Hillcrest, 200,000 s.f. retail development, San Diego, Ca
  • China Basin Landing, 675,000 Office Development, San Francisco, Ca

Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Industry and Real Estate from the University of Denver.

Doug is a member of the San Diego Yacht Club.