Mr. Skillings, based in Los Angeles, is a Managing Partner of Rockwood and has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Skillings serves on various portfolio management and investment committees, as well as the firm’s Management Committee and the Investment Strategy and Research committee. Mr. Skillings is responsible for co-heading portfolio and asset management along with Mr. Kaye. Mr. Skillings is the Portfolio Manager of Fund IX and therefore has overall responsibility for the portfolio management initiatives with respect to such fund, including fund composition and asset management, fund and asset capitalization, and disposition activities.
Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Mr. Skillings was responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting new investment opportunities and managing Rockwood’s assets in the western United States. Prior to re-joining Rockwood in 2006 to help open Rockwood’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Skillings was a principal in a boutique real estate development company where he focused on the acquisition of retail and mixed-use properties in Southern California. Prior to that, Mr. Skillings worked in Rockwood’s San Francisco office where he was responsible for the asset management and disposition of office, retail, light industrial and land assets on the West Coast. Before joining Rockwood, Mr. Skillings worked at EY Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group.
Mr. Skillings received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Skillings is a member of Urban Land Institute and USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Executive Committee.