Our Executive Team each have 10-20 years of deep experience acquiring, operating, and developing real estate opportunities. Our team, which has worked together for more than a decade, offers a rare blend of hands-on real estate experience, sophisticated capital markets expertise, and long-established contacts in the real estate and financial communities.
As a result of the longevity and cohesiveness of our Executive Team, we have developed a unique working environment for an institutional investment firm: an entrepreneurial culture that simultaneously emphasizes creativity and new ideas, while invoking discipline, conservatism, and integrity as core values.
Colby Durnin is the founder and CEO of Sentinel Real Estate Group. Founded in 2001 while working with Oaktree Capital Management, Mr. Durnin and Sentinel have been involved in the development and redevelopment of more than 100 projects, including all asset classes and spanned 15 states and 5 countries. Prior to starting Sentinel, Mr. Durnin was the Director of Special Projects for Urban Partners, worked at Keller CMS and was a founding partner of Vortex Construction and Vortex Development. He started his career working for Pacific Energy Management Company as an Owner’s Representative in Baja California.
Mr. Durnin holds a BA from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of Hawaii; he is a licensed California, Nevada, and Texas Real Estate Broker. Mr. Durnin is a member of YPO and on the executive committee of their real estate network, a council member of the Urban Land Institute, ICSC, Team 100 Foundation, and is a Past President of the Avalon Tuna Club.
Mr. Durnin’s projects have received various awards, including:
- Portland Business Journal – Transformer Award
- NAIOP 2018 Development of the year, 2nd place
- NAIOP Best of the Bay 2018 – Best Lease Transaction
- NAIOP Best of the Bay 2014 – Best Investment Transaction
- NAIOP Hawaii 2003 Commercial Renovation of the Year Award
- Builder Institute of America Hawaii 2003 Renovation of the Year Award