About

Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and Dubai, Plus Development was formed as a multidisciplinary real estate company, with a primary focus on design-oriented projects in the residential, multi-family, hospitality and retail sectors.

Plus Development specializes in complex development and assemblage and is uniquely positioned to understand the distinctive factors associated with each type of project.

We have developed our business approach to successfully manage projects for clients and investors that are based internationally/ nationally, and act on their behalf on all aspects of developing a project.

Plus Development brings to each individual project multi-sector expertise and a tailored and methodical approach spanning site selection, due diligence, underwriting, highest-and-best use, design, entitlements and permit strategies right through to team selection, bidding, and overall management of the design and construction process and the sale or management of the asset. 


Specializing in Residential, Commercial and Land, Plus Real Estate Group was formed to bring a collaborative approach to acquiring and selling assets. A team assembled with a diverse background focused on due diligence, highest-and-best use analysis, global marketing and record breaking sales. 

Experience ranges from mixed-use to large-scale commercial to luxury estate sales. The scope of expertise demonstrates the most discerning level of comprehensive services tailored to the full spectrum of real estate brokerage services. A history of record-breaking sales and confidential off-market transactions, Plus Real Estate Group offers unparalleled representation.

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Land
  • Mixed Use
  • Hospitality
  • Office

 

Plus Design Studio is a full service design firm based in Los Angeles. With a focus on custom residential homes and commercial office we offer a range of services from concept design, schematic design, construction administration to interior architecture and furniture design.

We are keen on simplicity and believe that a project is best executed when all of its elements can be reduced to its purest form. Passionate for materials, light and space we design each project to match a narrative inspired by its geography and intended use.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Interior Design
  • Feasibility & Concept Design Study
  • Tenant Improvement 
  • Hospitality
  • FF&E

Through our extensive experience in luxury development of single family, multi-family, and office, we are positioned as the most qualified firm to manage and assist with all related property management needs. Operating procedures designed to minimize the owners oversight of multiple vendors, Plus Asset Management’s tailored reporting standards are refined in qualifying sub-contractors / home service providers, providing cost comparison and pricing negotiations as well as regular property inspections to ensure all systems and services are streamlined and conducted with the utmost oversight.

Plus Asset Management provides a comprehensive breakdown of all trades and services as well as a monthly reporting system and financial reporting to keep property owners constantly informed.

  • Commercial
  • Residential

Tyrone McKillen

Co-Founder/Principal

Tyrone’s undeniable persistence and knowledge of the real estate market coupled with his honest approach and concern for long term relationships is what separates him from his peers.

Tyrone spent most of his life working on the development and sales of luxury properties around the world including London, South of France (fluent in French), Buenos Aires, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

His background in development has given him the capability to inform his clients on investment opportunities and cost analysis’, and given him a keen eye for architecture and design. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Tyrone moved to Los Angeles at 18. With a UCLA degree, Tyrone partnered with Hilton & Hyland and Christies International Real Estate and since set multiple records across the city. In 2014, Tyrone proudly represented the Doheny Family Estate and set the record for the highest sale in Bel Air that year. In 2015, Tyrone sold the highest price per foot sale in the Sunset Strip and in 2017 Tyrone sold the highest sale of the year in Los Angeles County and 5th highest sale in LA history.

Christopher Carlin

Co-Founder/Principal

With almost two decades of experience in London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Christopher, and his partner Tyrone McKillen established Plus Development LLC, a boutique management and development company catering to design oriented clients & projects.

With a specialized focus on Mixed Use, Residential, Retail and Hospitality sectors, Plus Development LLC provides a uniquely hands-on, experienced and effective offering to private developers, investors and end-users.

Christopher has spent his career working and managing high profile, complex projects, with a strong focus on design significance, and iconic architecture. During this period he has amassed a comprehensive list of trusted vendors, suppliers, and procurement vendors to allow design goals to be preserved and budgets to be maintained.

Christopher is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Andrew Hurley

Director

Raised by a Carpenter, Andrew has always been surrounded by Construction. After graduating College majoring in Construction Engineering Technology Management, Andrew started his career off working with the top Real Estate Advisory firm in Toronto, Canada providing consulting services for a wide array of asset classes to corporations, developers, lenders, sureties, investment funds and government agencies across North America. Andrew later worked for two separate Fortune 500 companies in Los Angeles, CA where his main focus has been utilizing his international experience in the industry at all stages of the development process from project feasibility analysis’ to project/development management. Andrew’s primary focus is in the luxury residential, hospitality and commercial fields for projects ranging from $1 million to over $2 Billion in construction value.

Neil O'Connor Cox

Director

Neil O’Connor Cox graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010 before joining Irelands Leading Quantity Surveying practice where he specialized in multi-family and commercial development across Ireland, UK and the Middle East. Neil spent 5 years involved in the luxury high rise condominium market in Toronto, Canada where he specialized in construction finance, construction loan monitoring and project management. A construction cost expert, Neil brings a wealth of experience from different markets worldwide to the luxury residential and commercial market in LA.

Megan Fatemi

Director of Operations

Business and marketing / branding development professional with 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Specializing in the luxury real estate sector in Los Angeles and amassing over $350M in sales annually as well as ranking #1 nationally for record breaking sales. Over the course of her professional career Megan has managed over $2billion in transactions from multi family, commercial, and raw land to the highest priced estate in the Country.

At Plus Development, Megan’s involvement spans across portfolio management, property due diligence and underwriting, cash flow and budget management, project analysis. Specializing in client representation during all phases of the property development process from master planning, site selection, land use approvals, team selection, bidding, and overall management of the design and construction process.

Mick Unwin

Director

Michael is a Construction Professional with more than 12 years construction industry experience spanning North America and Australia. He is experienced in leading project teams through all facets of a projects life cycle with specific attention to finance, team structuring/development, design management, procurement strategies, construction and handover. Michael’s project experience includes assignments across luxury / high end retail, industrial, commercial, hospitality and luxury aged care developments.

John Dunne

Director, NY

John moved to New York City in 2012 after beginning his real estate career in Ireland and then South Africa. After gaining international development experience in the residential and hotel sector, he focused his attention on the high end residential markets of Greenwich and SoHo, building luxury homes and boutique condo developments. Through his unique understanding of New York City’s complex zoning and building codes, coupled with a key focus on creating lasting relationships, John has the ability to efficiently guide clients through all phases of the development process.

Allen Plasencia

Design Director, Plus Design Studio

From scope of detail to master planning of estates, Allen is a designer with a broad range of design experience. With a Masters in Architecture from Yale University, Allen has provided 9 years of professional services to the real estate sector with design projects across the country from Miami to Los Angeles. Allen is well-versed in the aesthetic diversity and construction knowledge required for high design.

While at Plus Development, Allen has served as Project Manager and Design Studio Director for local and international projects ranging from residential to commercial scale. He specializes in the design process starting with conceptual program development — including establishment of client goals, feasibility analysis and team assemblage — to curating spaces tailored to match the client’s lifestyle.

Prior to working at Plus, Allen played a key role in the development and coordination of award-winning projects at LA-based XTEN architecture as well as partook in the Construction Management services at Tech Construction Group Miami.

With a passionate interest in material, light and space Allen designs each project to match a narrative inspired by the site and our clients.

Michael Piechowski

Project Manager

As a native Angeleno, Michael has seen first-hand how the Los Angeles real estate market has taken shape over the past 10 years. Son of a mechanic, who doubled as a carpenter that built his childhood home, Michael knew from a young age he wanted to be involved in the business of real estate. He started his career eight years ago for a boutique firm based in West LA. It was there he sharpened his aptitude for the trade and gained a deeper understanding for the nuances involved in buying/selling real estate on the Westside – including Venice, Culver City Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood.

Michael quickly realized the importance of building and designing these homes, so he supplemented his sales knowledge with design and project management. This has allowed Michael to provide his clients with the full suite of information, pertinent to real estate transactions. Michael joined the Plus Development team in 2015, managing two single-family homes in construction. His experience quickly grew to a current portfolio of over 200,000 square-feet of residential development currently in the construction and planning phases.

Michael was born and raised in Mar Vista, California. He attended Loyola in Downtown Los Angeles for high school. After graduating from Loyola he attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Gary Mead

Project Manager

Gary began his career in the event management business, specializing in large scale multistate events backed with International DJs and a worldwide following of attendees.  With a passion for sustainability and design, Plus was a natural pairing to broaden his desire to influence development through a new light.  Always looking to giveback Gary organized a team building weekend in Mexico building a home for a family in need through The Greatness Foundation.  He  is also a founder of Live More Happy, an organization with a focus on building relationships through outdoor experiences, using community as a form of empowering peoples self-worth and happiness.  At Plus Gary has focused on residential projects in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and the Hollywood Hills, he has successfully completed multiple projects which range from ground up to remodel, and historical designation.

Robbie Lawlor

Project Manager

Robbie is a qualified Civil Engineer out of University College Dublin, who also holds a masters in Management from Nottingham Trent University. His expertise in project and portfolio management has led to roles in a diverse range of locations including Ireland, US and the Middle East where he has been for the past 8 years.

Before joining Plus, Robbie has managed projects through the full life cycle, from feasibility, design through to construction. He brings a wealth of end to end delivery on large scale projects in residential, commercial and other industries.

Timothy Cheng

Tim has extensive experience in a full spectrum of architectural design work, particularly in workplace interior, hospitality and branding environments. Tim earned his degree in Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture. His bicoastal and international experience in design has expanded his eclectic views on the built environment. Working for leading architectural offices in New York, Dubai, and Los Angeles.

At Plus Design, Tim’s involvement will span across architectural design, brand and marketing activation. Translating client’s needs into dynamic, visual systems that can be presented at multiple scales. His experience in production, utilizing film as a medium, help captures authentic moments that reflect a linear sequence of scale from the interior to the built environment.

Matthew Kugiya

Project Manager

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and over 12 years of experience in commercial, residential, and hospitality construction with one of the premier General Contractors in Hawaii, Matthew brings his technical and practical experience to Plus Development. He is experienced in managing projects from pre-construction to closeout with construction costs ranging from $5M to $200M in value. Matt knows first-hand that early logistic and feasibility planning will greatly contribute to the success of a project. He excels in site logistics, scheduling, value engineering, and problem solving to help ensure projects are completed on time and in budget.

Katie Mangin

Project Manager

As the granddaughter of a cement mason and custom home builder, Katie’s interest in real estate is rooted in the pride her grandfathers took in being part of building their community.

This interest became the foundation of Katie’s decision to move to Los Angeles from Chicago to study real estate development at the University of Southern California. Motivated by opportunities to participate in design driven, urban infill projects, Katie is experienced in managing both new construction and adaptive reuse projects from conception to completion.

Having built her experience at Caruso Affiliated and South Park Group, Katie joined the Plus Development team in 2018 to manage commercial developments in Los Angeles and West Hollywood and to continue the privilege of delivering thoughtfully designed, neighborhood pioneering projects.

Colin LaPorte

Project Manager

Having grown up in Los Angeles and lived in New York City, Colin developed from a young age a strong passion for the real estate industry in the ever-changing metropolitan landscape. Through detailed consideration of developer objectives and budgets, Colin strives for achieving success in client-centered real estate development with the construction of vibrant, thoughtful residential homes as well as visually appealing commercial projects that strongly integrate with their surrounding neighborhood’s form and character.

From his former experience in property management and development at IDS Real Estate Group, Colin has learned firsthand the necessary design components that are required to make a project successful long after it has been built. Since joining Plus, Colin has embraced the intricacies and challenges of Project Management through working on several residential properties and mixed-use commercial projects. Additionally, Colin actively is involved with Plus Asset Management, which caters the reliable upkeep of high-end residential estates.

Colin grew up in Manhattan Beach, California and attended Loyola High School in downtown Los Angeles. He then moved to New York City to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Architecture and Urban Design.

Ian Svilokos

Architect

Ian Svilokos joined Plus Design Studio in 2019 with eight years of professional design and development experience. Originally from the east coast, Ian has lived abroad in Italy, China, France, and Indonesia before moving to Los Angeles. He has worked for a number of award-winning firms managing and designing a broad range of project types including museums, private residences, resort master planning, multi-family and adaptive reuse. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida, and is a licensed architect in the state of California.

Other than building design and development, Ian spends his free time designing and building furniture and tools. He has training and experience in 3D printing, CNC milling, woodworking, welding and blacksmithing.

Sven Winkler

Sven was born and raised in Austria. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Innsbruck, he joined Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Shortly after attending an exchange semester at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles he returned to Vienna where he finished his graduate degree of Architecture.

Prior to joining Plus Development Sven worked as an architectural designer at International architecture firms and real estate companies. Sven taught seminars at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and design studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.

His fascination with architecture and real estate not only originates from a theoretical point of view but also from his work experience which led him to manage projects from the design phase to plan check, construction documents and project construction administration. At Plus Development, Sven is lead designer, working on large scale projects, overseeing the designing and planning phases.

Sandeep Dhariwal

Plus Real Estate Group

With ten years of international luxury real estate experience, Sandeep has honed her skills in the art and science of selling homes – both domestically and internationally. This global sales experience has allowed her to develop a bespoke approach to the marketing and sales of any property. She retains a vast knowledge of the high-end real estate market in Los Angeles, London and Barbados. 

Over the course of her career, Sandeep has been involved in both selling luxury development projects from concept to completion and in the sales of single-family homes to HNWI around the world. She began her career selling highly acclaimed architectural properties in Los Angeles and later expanded her reach to include selling luxury properties in international markets.

Her past experience has involved listing one of the highest priced homes in the world whilst representing the most prominent developer in Barbados, selling luxury waterfront homes with yacht berths on the glamorous West Coast of Barbados. She has facilitated the sale of numerous homes in Prime Central London; and conducted referral business in the South of France, Cayman Islands and New York City. 

Having worked with a diverse assortment of international stakeholders, Sandeep has a strong intuition for understanding the underlying motivations of buyers and sellers; enabling her to effectively adjust her sales technique and artfully connect people with space. She has extensive staging experience and a keen eye for detail, enabling her to maximize the perceived value of a home, often involving making connections between art and home. Her clientele hold her in the highest regard for her relentless work ethic, adept negotiation skills, reliable accessibility, and commitment to absolute discretion.

Yesenia Prieto

Project Administrator

Yesenia has diverse Project Administration experience in Development, Investment and Property Management.  Working in a support role, she assists Project Managers and Project Teams in the development and implementation of tracking, coordination and procurement systems tailored to meet the unique needs of each project.

Prior to joining Plus Development, Yesenia worked at a boutique real estate development and investment firm where she supported the Director of Development on hospitality and commercial projects during the pre-development and development phases. Having also worked in property management and sales, Yesenia’s detailed project experience includes the full breadth of real estate development.

Yesenia holds a Hospitality Management Certificate from Los Angeles Valley Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Cal State Northridge to supplement her extensive professional experience.

Tina Phan

Office & Accounting Manager

San Jose native Tina Phan brings creative tech savvy and a sharp mind for number crunching as the Office & Accounting Manager for Plus Development. Getting her start with the firm in 2015 as the Project Accountant, Tina now manages everything from payroll to financial procedures and policies.

Shortly after graduating from the University of California at Riverside with a degree in business economics, Tina started her career as an Accounts Payable and Logistics Coordinator with a manufacturing company, where she was responsible for paying vendors, and managed activities throughout the order fulfillment and transportation cycle to make sure deadlines are met. She then began working as an Accounts Payable & Inventory Specialist with a civil engineering company, where she conducted a number of accounting tasks, including inventory and cash management, job costing and reconciliation reporting. It is here that she found interest in construction and cost accounting.

Tina is also a member of the National Notary Association and CalChamber.

Caroline Fletcher

Junior Designer

Caroline received her Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2018 with minors in Art History and Italian Studies. Upon graduation, Caroline moved to Southern California and joined Plus Design Studio. She has worked on high end residential and commercial projects.

Chance Earnest

Junior Project Manager

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chance has always had a strong drive to learn and immerse himself into a career of real estate investments. As the son of a family business owner, he has always had an entrepreneurial drive within him, and found that the vibrant Los Angeles market was just the fit. Chance gained knowledge on the Los Angeles investment market while working with Lea Associates, Inc. working on commercial appraisals for multi-residential, commercial, and industrial properties.  He looks to bring his detailed eye and his prior knowledge of real estate valuations to the Plus Development team.

Chance was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Pacific Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades. After Graduation from PALI he attended California State University Northridge, where he graduated with a degree in Business, Real Estate.

Adam Burke

Project Manager

Adam is passionate about real estate development, design, and architecture. Though his work, Adam aspires to positively impact the evolving landscape of construction and development. He was raised in Southern California and holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. His professional experience spans design, entitlement, and project management for land development projects across Oklahoma and Texas. As a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, Adam has a strong background and understanding of the design and regulatory processes that facilitate successful development. His portfolio of work includes medical, commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use projects.