The Timberline Team

Kevin Deighan

Kevin Deighan, the founder of Timberline Commercial Real Estate, has over 30 years of real estate experience in the planning, entitlement, development, leasing and operations of commercial, hospitality and residential real estate in the Western United States.

Mr. Deighan founded Timberline Commercial Real Estate in 1994 with its base of operations in Vail, Colorado and Corona, CA. Timberline has developed and redeveloped over 35 commercial, hospitality, office and mixed-use projects since its inception.  He also served as the Master Broker for Trader Joe’s for the Midwest and Western United States for over 20 years.  In this capacity he worked on over 300 grocery store transactions representing Trader Joe’s.  Timberline recently completed its second office building at Lakeshore Plaza within the Dos Lagos Mixed-Use project. Additionally, Timberline is the development partner in the 135-acre Diamond Valley Business Park in Riverside County.

Mr. Deighan started his career with the Trammell Crow Company as a Leasing Principal, on a Team responsible for the entitlement, marketing and leasing a 1.8M square foot mixed-use project in Irvine, California. Mr. Deighan left Trammell Crow to start up the Los Angeles Retail Division for The Koll Company. Mr. Deighan later served as the Vice President in charge of the Retail Division for the State of California for the Koll Company. Working with the Koll Team, he was responsible for the entitlement, leasing and development of multiple commercial projects totaling over 800,000 square feet.  Projects included the redevelopment of the 400,000 SF+ La Jolla Village Square Center and the 160-tenant Camarillo Factory Stores and adjacent Edward’s Theater Project.

Kevin holds a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.  He is a member of the ICSC and holds real estate brokerage licenses in both California and Colorado.

David Mudgett 

Mr. Mudgett has over 45 years of experience in the planning development, leasing and operations of commercial real estate in the US, Mexico and Asia. While located on the east coast, Mr Mudgett handled leasing for numerous regional malls owned by the Rouse Company. He also participated in the strategic planning and implementation of the commercial projects developed by Rouse in the new community of Columbia, Md.

He had responsibility for the leasing of the Arcade an historic commercial building in downtown Providence, R.I. and later was the Director of Development and Leasing, supervising the renovation and adaptive reuse for the Old Post Office located on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, D.C.; as is the Arcade the Old Post office is on the National Historic Trust Register. In Springfield, Mass. Mr Mudgett was the team leader for the renovation of Bay State West, a 1.5m sq ft mixed use project consisting of a 15 story office building, a Marriott Hotel and a 2 level urban retail center. 


After moving to the west coast, Mr Mudgett was President of the Irvine Company’s Retail Property Group. Located in Orange County, CA. with a staff of 125, this group planned, entitled, designed constructed, managed and marketed over 40 retail centers to include the 1.3m sq ft Fashion Island regional mall, to the 1.0 m sq ft Marketplace power center and the 1.0 m sq ft entertainment oriented Spectrum Center. While many centers were new ground up developments numerous projects consisted of renovating older projects or developing an adaptive reuse strategy to reposition the asset. 


Later, as Retail Group President of the California based Koll Company, Mr Mudgett oversaw all forms of retail development in Texas, California and Washington. This included the well know conversion of the La Jolla Town Center located in La Jolla, CA. from a 2 department store enclosed mall into an outward facing power center. Mr Mudgett personally handled the planning and development of the 600,000 sq ft Town Center in the new community of Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, CA.


Additionally, Mr Mudgett has extensive experience in planned communities on the east and west coast and has supervised the numerous retail and industrial projects in Mexico and Asia while President of the Koll Company’s Asian Division.

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