Dean Patrinely Managing Principal
Dean Patrinely serves as managing principal, focusing his attention primarily on overall strategy, investment origination, formation of new ventures, capitalization, and management of partner relations. Since 1983, Mr. Patrinely has led developments worth more than $10 billion. During the past 35 years, his firm has focused on corporate office build-to-suits, luxury residential, office acquisition, and property management/leasing.
Mr. Patrinely studied engineering fundamentals at the University of Virginia; received a B.S. in Civil Engineering (with honors) and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from Harvard University.
Robert Fields President and CEO/Principal
As CEO of Patrinely Group, Robert Fields manages all aspects of the company, including oversight of all of the company’s development activity and project delivery. Additionally, he works with Dean Patrinely, managing principal of Patrinely Group, on investment origination, formation of new ventures, capitalization, and management of partner relations.
In 1997, Mr. Fields joined Patrinely Group and ran the western regional office in Denver before moving to Houston where he oversaw the company’s luxury residential development activity. Prior to joining Patrinely Group, Mr. Fields was a manager at Linbeck Construction Corporation where he oversaw the FedEx World Tech Center, being developed by Patrinely Group. In addition, he practiced architecture with Kirksey Architects, Sikes Jennings Kelly and Brewer, and Nelsen Architects.
Mr. Fields earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A from the University of Houston. He is a licensed architect in the State of Texas.
Don Thomas COO/Principal
As COO of Patrinely Group, Don Thomas manages all aspects of the company’s operations, focusing on risk management, contractual relationships, human resources, behavioral safety compliance, brokerage and property management. Mr. Thomas works closely with the company’s leadership to implement business strategies, plans and procedures. Previously, Mr. Thomas directed the firm’s national property management portfolio, including personally managing Anadarko’s 1.3 million-square-foot headquarters complex in Houston. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry and was previously a senior property manager with Cushman & Wakefield and Hines.
Mr. Thomas earned a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Property Manager and holds Texas, Massachusetts and Utah real estate commercial broker licenses.
Michael Nicholls Principal
Michael Nicholls has over 40 years’ experience in the execution of commercial, residential and sports/entertainment facility development/construction management, from site due diligence, design coordination, construction strategy and management, commissioning and operations. His core specialty is conceptual construction strategy, which he provides across the firm’s national platform, and he is renowned for deriving innovative solutions for mission critical construction and operational matters. Mr. Nicholl’s has been involved in every Patrinely Group project since the company’s formation in 1983 and is considered one of the most respected construction management experts in the country.
Mr. Nicholls received a B.A. from Abilene Christian University and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston.
Pete Pfile CFO/Principal
Pete Pfile oversees accounting and financial reporting to investors and lenders for all investments. He also manages the coordination between accountants for individual properties and portfolio and asset managers. Pete has over 30 years of experience. He received a BBA Accounting (cum laude) from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Pete joined the company in 2005.