Minaret Development Partners (MDP) was formed with the intension of building and rehabilitating eco -conscious real estate projects within Southern California’s urban core. The outdated urban sprawl model which had dominated city planning in the west for decades has subsequently proven to eat up precious natural resources, increase traffic and pollution, infringe on wildlife and diminish vibrant urban communities and culture.Consequently, an increasing number of municipalities are evolving and have or are in the process of revising city zoning codes allowing for a rebirth of California’s aging urban areas. In increasing numbers, cities and its residents are rediscovering that mass transportation and growing up (density) and not out (sprawl) is the only way to sustain future growth and preserve our precious natural resources. MDP has targeted specific areas and progressive municipalities and understands the challenging dynamics of designing, building and redeveloping urban infill projects.
MDP is a partnership between Bryan Murphy and Jeff Bowers. Bryan and Jeff combined have over 30 years of real estate experience running their respective businesses BM Lindsey, Inc. and Bowers Properties Inc.
Mr. Bowers graduated from the University of Southern California in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation Mr. Bowers began his career in real estate, working as a salesperson for The Seeley Company in Torrance, CA. He then moved to Soboroff Partners and represented such retailers as Pep Boys, Orchard Supply Hardware, Office Depot and Circuit City in the Southern California market. Mr. Bowers proceeded to earn a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California in 2001 and subsequently went to work for EJM Development as an analyst for the development of Industrial buildings in the Western United States. In 2004, Mr. Bowers began working with Bowers Properties, Inc. as an analyst, acquisitions specialist and Project Manager for income properties as well as development projects and has overseen the acquisition, planning, construction and leasing of multiple commercial properties.
Mr. Murphy is a graduate of UC Berkeley (1996) and Hastings College of the Law (2000). Mr. Murphy is a licensed California attorney and real estate broker with a background in economics and finance law. Since 2003, Mr. Murphy has been operating BM Lindsey, Inc., a family owned and operated real estate company specializing in multi-family assets, real estate lending and single-family home brokerage.