Our Honoree

Dan Young, President
Irvine Company Community Development
Dan Young is president of the Irvine Company’s Community Development Group.  Community Development includes a number of different businesses and activities.  The Group develops the Villages of Irvine as well as the Company’s other master-planned land holdings on The Irvine Ranch.  Additionally, Irvine Pacific, a homebuilding company on The Irvine Ranch, is in Community Development.  Apartment Development, which builds apartment communities for the Irvine Company and Apartment Communities, which manages Irvine Company apartment communities reports to Community Development. 
Mr. Young came to the Irvine Company in November 1999, after a 20-year career as a real-estate developer and a consultant to the industry.  In his previous role with the Irvine Company, he served as executive vice president of Entitlement and Public Affairs, overseeing the Irvine Company’s entitlement on The Irvine Ranch.
His community involvement includes 11 years on the Santa Ana City Council, including eight years as mayor.  In his official capacity as mayor, Mr. Young also served on the board of directors of several regional agencies, including the Metropolitan Water District and the Orange County Transportation Authority.
Mr. Young received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and did graduate work in public administration at the University of Southern California.
The Irvine Company is a 150-year-old, privately held company known for the balanced, sustainable communities it has planned and developed on The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, California.
In addition to its master-planned communities, the Irvine Company also is known for its portfolio of high-quality investment properties—office, retail and apartment—it owns in Orange County, San Diego, West Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley.  The Company’s holdings include approximately 40 retail centers, a diverse portfolio of retail, office and campus-office properties that includes the 5,000-acre Irvine Spectrum, and approximately 120 apartment communities.