Dusty McMahan


Dusty studied Architecture at Oklahoma State and holds a degree in Landscape Architecture and Planning from Washington State University. He has volunteered with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Habitat for Humanity and the Ocean Technology Foundation. A vocalist and musician, he is currently restoring a historic property surrounded by the Nathan Hale State Forest in Coventry, Conn.

Dusty McMahan

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Planning & Design

With 20-plus years directing complex, high-profile projects and design teams, Dusty integrates the roles of designer and planner to visually communicate proposals. Informed by his development and construction expertise and understanding of financial capitalization, his “design solutions” are not just imagery but documentation of economically viable and sustainable solutions to the highest and best repositioning of real estate assets. Dusty leverages these skills with an ability to manage public relations and achieve community consensus. His planning experience ranges from urban infill and reclamation projects to luxury resorts.


Dusty is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a charter member of its Next Generation Advisory Board. He is a recurring jury panelist for the Boston Architectural College Graduate Design Program, a participant with the Congress for New Urbanism, the Community Association Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects, and several community boards and commissions.


  • Oversaw conceptual design of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, provided planning services for the Howard Hughes Corporate campuses in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and designed and directed the site redevelopment of the original MGM studio sound stages to a working film lot.
  • Planned and oversaw redevelopment of intensive-use projects (without interrupting operations), including the WAFI Mall in Dubai, hospitals in Connecticut, and resorts in the U.S., Europe, Middle and Far East.
  • Programmed and master planned two of ITT Sheraton’s international destination resorts.
  • Managed entitlement, design and construction of more than 500,000 sq. ft. of U.S. retail real estate.
  • Master planned multi-phase expansion of WAFI City, including the addition of the Raffle’s Hotel in Dubai.