William J. Kenney, Jr., CLS has been involved in the shopping center industry for over 31 years, many of which were spent at Donahue Schriber, a well known and respected Southern California based shopping center developer. While at Donahue Schriber, Mr. Kenney was intimately involved in the phenomenal growth of the company.
He was responsible for the formation of the company’s leasing department, played an integral role in the company’s developments, and, prior to his departure, was Senior Vice President of Development with responsibility for all of the company’s development activities. Mr. Kenney also was the Project Developer for the $113,000,000.00 transformation of the Tyler Mall in Riverside, California into the Galleria At Tyler. Mr. Kenney was responsible for coordinating all aspects of the center’s redevelopment and expansion from governmental approvals and public financing to design, leasing and construction.
In order to achieve personal goals, Mr. Kenney formed The Kenney Company in May, 1995 to pursue new development opportunities. He is also acting as a development consultant to both public and private sector clients and as a real estate broker licensed in the states of California and Arizona.
Mr. Kenney’s commitment to his profession and the community goes far beyond his accomplishments at Donahue Schriber and The Kenney Company. He is a past Chairman, President and Treasurer of California Business Properties Association, he is a past State Governmental Affairs Chairman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, a post that he held for 4 years, and he has served on that organization’s program committee. In addition, Mr. Kenney has earned the coveted CLS designation from the ICSC. Mr. Kenney also has served on the Board of Directors of the Riverside YMCA, Balboa Yacht Club and Promontory Bay Community Association, and is a Life Member of the Frank Miller Club.
Mr. Kenney has lectured throughout Southern California to various groups and colleges including the Real Property Practice Section of the Continuing Education of the California Bar, the Orange Coast Association of Realtors, Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, UCLA real estate seminar, many ICSC Idea Exchanges and the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mr. Kenney is also listed in Who’s Who in the Shopping Center Industry, Who’s Who in California, and Who’s Who in America.
A graduate with honors from California State University at Fullerton, Mr. Kenney resides in Newport Beach, California.