John H. Semcken, III

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John Semcken joined Majestic Realty Co. in February 1996 as Vice President and was responsible for the development of the $400 million Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Clippers, Sparks and Avengers. He has recently completed a $30 million renovation of the Pacific Palms Conference Resort. In addition, John is the development partner for a 310 acre industrial development totaling greater than 6 million square feet in Riverside, California. He is also active in identifying new opportunities for Majestic's vast commercial real estate portfolio. He is currently developing projects in Los Angeles, Redlands, San Bernardino, Riverside, Houston, Texas and Tijuana, Mexico. Overall Semcken’s projects, which include industrial, office, hospitality and retail development total more than 10 million square feet.

Prior to Majestic, John's real estate experience centered on office development and leasing with the prominent Los Angeles and National real estate firms Smith & Hricik Urban Development, Inc., Gerald Hines Interest and the Charles Dunn Company.

Mr. Semcken is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. After graduation from the Academy he attended Naval Flight training and was selected to fly fighters at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, California. He was selected to attend and graduated from the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School "TOPGUN" in June, 1983.

His military career included eight years as a Navy Fighter Pilot, completing more than 250 carrier landings and 1,130 flight hours in the F-14 TOMCAT and other military aircraft. He was selected by the Navy to act as the technical advisor and Navy liaison for the motion picture "Top Gun".

Mr. Semcken is extremely active in community and charitable organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce where he also serves on its Executive Committee, the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA, the Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Partners, the Civic Alliance, the Sports Business Institute Advisory Board, and the US Naval Academy Foundation Board of Trustees.

John, his wife Mee Hae, and his two sons, Reed and Jack, reside in San Marino, California.