Eneas Kane ’75, will lead a DMB Associates, Inc. spinoff, DMB Pacific Ventures, from its new home in downtown San Francisco. He will continue uninterrupted management of the joint projects of DMB and its largest equity investors.
In his previous role as president and CEO of DMB Associates, Mr. Kane had responsibility for the executive leadership and operation of the Scottsdale, Ariz., company, including its complex portfolio of community development projects in various stages of development and operation. In prior roles over the course of DMB’s 28-year history, Mr. Kane has been responsible for the successful strategic positioning and entitlement of many of the company’s projects and communities, and has been instrumental in facilitating a number of landmark development and conservation agreements working with many of the nation’s major environmental and conservation advocates. His efforts to bring together seemingly disparate interests in creating land-use accords have resulted in entitlement and development approvals of some of the most significant planned communities in the Western United States, in addition to creation of complex financial structures providing for the long-term stewardship, preservation and restoration of hundreds of thousands of acres. Mr. Kane’s leadership in collaboration with Tejon Ranch Company on an unprecedented agreement providing for the permanent protection of more than 240,000 acres in Tejon Ranch has been hailed as one of the great conservation achievements in modern California history.
A Bay Area native, Mr. Kane holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Santa Clara and received his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. Prior to joining DMB, Mr. Kane was founding partner of a pre-eminent real estate and land use law firm in the State of Arizona and has served on numerous boards, commissions and advisory groups, including the Arizona State Land Conservation Advisory Committee, the Transportation Policy Advisory Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments, and the Board of Directors of Tiempo, Inc., developer, owner and manager of low-income affordable housing units in Arizona (affiliated with Chicanos Por La Causa). For his work with Tejon Ranch, Mr. Kane received the California Governor’s Environmental Leadership Award.