Executive Profiles

J. Stephen Quinn, President/CEO

Steve Quinn Photo for Executive ProfileJ. Stephen Quinn founded AMERICAN PROPERTY ENTERPRISES in San Diego in 1985. Prior to the formation of AMERICAN PROPERTY ENTERPRISES, he served as Senior Vice President for Burnham Real Estate Services where he managed the Capital Markets Division with offices in San Diego and Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Quinn has also held the position of Senior Real Estate Finance Officer for Coldwell Banker (now CB Richard Ellis). These positions entailed the origination of major loans and joint ventures for office, industrial, retail, apartment, and hotel properties in Southern California.

Mr. Quinn is an Inactive Member of the State Bar Association of California and Texas. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and he holds Instructor Credentials in Real Estate Finance and Law from the California Community College System. He was an active member of the San Diego chapter of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America in the 1970’s and 1980’s and served as Chairman of the Income Property Committee of the California MBA in 1981.

Mr. Quinn was on the Commercial/Industrial Council of the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA) for many years, serving as President in 1997 and Director from 1993-1998. He also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego BIA in 1997 and 1998 and was an Executive Committee Member in 1997.

At present, Mr. Quinn is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Urban Land Institute, and the San Diego Housing Federation, and serves on the Board of the La Jolla YMCA.

Mr. Quinn was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for many years, achieving the rank of Major. The Military Schools he attended include: Marine Officer Basic School, Quantico, VA (9th of 516 Officers, Honor Graduate); Air Traffic Control Officer Course, Glynco, GA (3rd of 5 Officers); HAWK Missile Systems, Ft. Bliss, TX (1st of 15 Officers, Distinguished Honor Graduate); and the Naval Justice School, Reserve Officers Course, Newport RI. Mr. Quinn competed as a member of the U.S. Team in the 1971 NATO Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) Military Athletic Competition in Hanover, Germany, winning 1st place in the 500 Meters Obstacle Course Event and 4th place overall. His three years of active duty included overseas service in Vietnam and Okinawa.

Mr. Quinn attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. and his J.D. from the School of Law. He paid a majority of his college expenses by working as lead singer and manager of a rock & roll band.

Michael W. Mulvehill, Executive Vice President / Commercial Properties

Mike Mulvehill Photo for Executive ProfileMichael W. Mulvehill oversees the company’s commercial operations consisting of investment, development and asset management of existing and proposed industrial, office and retail properties. His responsibilities include acquisition, financing, renovation and construction management, leasing, asset management and disposition. He has over 15 years experience in the investment, development, and management of commercial properties. Mr. Mulvehill has acquired or managed properties totaling approximately 1,300,000 square feet of industrial space, 1,000,000 square feet of office space and 650,000 sq. ft. of showroom/retail space with an approximate value of $550,000,000.

Prior to joining AMERICAN PROPERTY ENTERPRISES, Mr. Mulvehill served as a Portfolio Manager for Douglas Allred Company from 1995 – 1998 where he was responsible for the management and marketing of a 900,000 sq. ft. portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties consisting of both company-owned and third party-managed assets. Also, as a Property Manager for Koll Management Services from 1992-1995, he directed a portfolio of 600,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space for both domestic and foreign institutional investors. Mr. Mulvehill served as a Real Estate Analyst for Columbia Savings and Loan in 1991 while simultaneously attending a full time M.B.A. program at USC. There he oversaw the disposition and asset management for five investment properties at Columbia Savings while it was under conservatorship by the Resolution Trust Corporation. Prior to obtaining his M.B.A., Mr. Mulvehill was a Unit Manager in the Commercial Lines Division of Chubb Insurance Group, a leading worldwide provider of property and casualty insurance products. He developed and managed an $8,000,000, four member underwriting unit issuing commercial property, liability, automobile and workers compensation coverage.

Mr. Mulvehill holds a California Real Estate Salesperson License, is a member of NAIOP, is a developer sponsor of SIOR’s San Diego Chapter, and is a former Director of the University of Southern California Real Estate Alumni and Friends. Mr. Mulvehill received an M.B.A. in real estate and finance from the University of Southern California’s Program in Real Estate in 1992 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 1985.