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Terry Margerum has over 25 years’ experience in real estate planning, development and transactions, working:
- For public, private and nonprofit sectors;
- For local, regional, state and Federal governments;
- At both project and policy levels; and
- For major developers, small landowners, and the real estate departments of major corporations such as DuPont, Dow, Georgia Pacific, Starwood, and GM.
And as an independent, small business Terry and his associates can provide you with senior-level expertise, counsel and advice at a lower cost than most of his competitors.
Terry has in depth experience addressing a wide array of real estate-related issues, including:
- Market and financial feasibility;
- Economic development and redevelopment;
- Master planned communities;
- Securing project entitlements in difficult political environs;
- Public-private partnerships; and
- Supporting or leading the negotiation of complex transactions including development agreements and long term ground leases;
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Terry ventured out West to earn a BA (with honors) in Economics at Stanford. Then at Harvard he designed his own MBA curriculum to specialize in urban development and the management of public and nonprofit sector organizations. In the 1970′s and 80′s Terry held high level executive positions for the US Department of Education, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Vail Associates and finally, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).
Since 1990 Terry has worked as a senior level consultant and/or partner for Kotin, Regan and Mouchly, Sedway Group, CB Richard Ellis and himself. Major public-private projects on which he has worked include: the Presidio, Treasure Island, the Boston Harbor Islands and Ellis Island. He played a key role in developing master plans for the Concord Naval Weapons Station, Beaver Creek, Colorado and the Mariposa Ranch near Albuquerque.
Terry is also a true TOD “pioneer”, having been hired in the mid-80′s to start up BART’s TOD group. He has also worked on TOD projects for all major rail transit systems between Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC.