About MacFarlane

Kevin Roberts

Development Advisor
MacFarlane Development Company


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Kevin Roberts oversees MacFarlane Partners’ master-plan development projects in Northern California and Baltimore. His responsibilities include securing project entitlements; determining project development strategies, budgets and schedules; overseeing project design, engineering, construction and marketing teams; and obtaining construction financing.

Career Overview

Kevin has 23 years of real estate experience, during which he has acquired and entitled more than 5.5 million square feet of commercial, multifamily and mixed-use properties totaling $1.2 billion in value. He has delivered more than 2,000 multifamily residential units, negotiated 150,000 square feet of office and retail leases, and completed 200,000 square feet of commercial space in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Past Experience

Prior to MacFarlane Partners, Kevin served as a vice president for Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the development of several high-rise and mid-rise mixed-use properties. Previously, he was a vice president with The JBG Companies (now JBG Smith) and led several teams that developed urban, mixed-use properties in and around Washington, D.C., including two 30-acre mixed-use projects adjacent to public-transit stations in the District of Columbia.

Kevin began his real estate career with Catellus, a real estate operating and development company based in San Francisco., There, he led the private redevelopment of a decommissioned military base in Alameda, California, which included negotiating development and infrastructure agreements with the U.S. Navy and the City of Alameda.

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED®-Accredited Professional
  • Urban Land Institute


  • Bachelor of Arts, History; University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of City Planning; University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Business Administration; the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania