Two CRE Veterans Join BMC’s Advisory Board

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Terrence Tallen | Headshot images courtesy a representative of The Burnham-Moores Center

Terry Aston

The policy advisory board (PAB) at The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) within the University of San Diego (USD) has added two experienced commercial real estate executives: Terrence Tallen and Terry Aston, according to a release from a representative of the BMC. The PAB provides policy guidance and financial support to the BMC and real estate students at USD.

With the addition of Tallen and Aston, the PAB comprises 43 appointees “who take an active role in teaching, mentoring, advising, hiring, funding scholarships to support USD real estate students and are instrumental in supporting the [BMC],” the release says.

Tallen is the founder and CEO of Tallen Capital Partners LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development and asset services company, according to the statement. He leads the company’s multidisciplinary approach of the acquisition, financing, entitlement and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use projects located throughout the Western and Midwestern United States.

The statement also says prior to forming Tallen Capital Partners, as a national markets real estate veteran, Tallen served as a principal or senior executive with several public and privately held retail real estate organizations, directing the redevelopment, entitlements and leasing of more than 350 retail properties comprising in excess of 45 million square feet. He is also involved in technology applications pertaining to commercial real estate and is an advisor to RealNex, a cloud-based technology company focused on commercial real estate.

Aston is a partner at San Diego Self Storage and has been involved with the self-storage industry since 1996, the statements says, adding that he started his real estate career while attending UCLA as an undergraduate with a small residential development company. After working in many disciplines within the real estate field, including development, banking, finance and commercial leasing, Aston brought his family back to San Diego and joined San Diego Self Storage, which has allowed him to focus on real estate in addition to the retail business aspects of the self-storage industry, according to the statement.

The BMC is a supporting arm of USD’s School of Business that “helps to recruit, educate, and mentor real estate students help recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective,” the release states. This is accomplished through its staff, career services, industry involvement, and outreach and relevant and applied research.