DPPM is built on the philosophy that project management should be provided by senior-level, experienced practitioners with skills to provide guidance and insight into the real estate profession.  Reliable forecasting and risk management are the keys and those skills can only be learned through years of experience.


DPPM’s excellent reputation and long list of satisfied clients attests to our superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, clear communication, and integrity. Mr. Potts has been awarded the 2006 IIDA Calibre Award for Best Design on a Limited Budget, the 2005 Gold Nugget for Best Low Rise Apartment Project and the 2004 Gold Nugget for Best On-the-Boards Site Plan. Below is a selection of projects completed or in process by the DPPM team, some of which were done while at previous firms.
03.16.2016 – DPPM wins prestigious SPIRE award from CREW-OC for ASICS America
01.21.2016- Montrose Environmental hires DPPM for their Orange County needs
12.05.2015- FuseFX Burbank hires DPPM for their relocation to Van Nuys
07.01.2015- DPPM expands service with DaVita by providing CAFM services for 183,000 sf.
05.12.2015- Turtle Rock Studios selects DPPM for their relocation
01.15.2015– Nixon Peabody selects DPPM for 42,000 sf downtown LA relocation to One Cal Plaza
01.06.2015- International Education Corporation decides on DPPM for their Fresno UEI campus 
11.15.2014– DaVita HealthCare Partners selects DPPM again for 183,000 sf El Segundo project 
08.12.2014– Rauxa Advertising becomes a DPPM Client in the Costa Mesa remodel
06.20.2014– Kia Motors America expands DPPM services for their Electric Car Charging Stations
05.01.2014- Masimo Corporation selects DPPM for its 213,000 sf HQ
04.12.2014- DPPM is selected for ASICS America new 120,000 sf HQ
01.15.2014- Brandman University selects DPPM’s San Francisco office for their Modesto campus
12.10.2013– CalOptima selects DPPM for their 45,000 sf expansion
11.01.2013– DaVita selects DPPM for their 70,000 sf “Grove” relocation 
08.16.2013– DPPM Sun Valley ID office evacuated due to wildfires
07.01.2013- Meggitt Defense Systems successfully makes first move to new Irvine facility
02.10.2013– UCI Medical Center engages DPPM for a remodel at the Orange campus
01.15.2013– Kia Motors America selects DPPM to oversee the re-branding of their dealerships 
10.02.2012- DPPM is selected by Brandman to manage the construction of their new Riverside campus
04.15.2012- International Rectifier selects DPPM to manage their 120,000 sf HQ renovation.
03.01.2012- CalOptima successfully completes the third phase of their corporate HQ relocation.
12.18.2011- Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic selects DPPM to manage 70,000 sf tenancy options.
12.02.2011- Northern Trust selects DPPM’s San Francisco office for their Menlo Park branch
03.01.2011- Innocean Worldwide starts construction in Huntington Beach with their studio and edit bays.
02.14.2011- BlueCava signs a lease at 131 Innovation.
01.07.2011- CalOptima purchases the 200,000 sf 505 City Parkway
building for their new headquarters.
12.10.2010- CalOptima and BlueCava select DPPM for their corporate headquarters relocations
11.29.2010– ISTA Pharmaceuticals moves into their new offices on time and under budget
11.10.2010- DPPM and 2H Construction hosts OptoSigma move-in celebration dinner at Pinot Provence.
08.16.2010- Henkel moves in on time.  Transformation to open office using Vitra “Terminal” furniture
07.13.2010- Dollar Tree Distribution Center celebrates Grand Opening.  Mayor of San Bernardino attends
05.17.2010- Out-Spoke-N finished construction and fixtures.  Best new bike shop in Huntington Beach
03.15.2010- ISTA Pharmaceuticals signed a lease for 60,000 sf at 50 Technology Dr
02.22.2010- Henkel move featured on cover of Orange County Business Journal
01.29.2010 UCI student housing complex remains on schedule even with the heavy rains.
01.04.2010 Henkel Corporation signs 77,000 sf lease with The Irvine Company at 14000 Jamboree
11.18.2009 Kia Motors America, Irvine, wins prestigious Chicago Athenaeum award for design.
“We have worked with Dennis on several projects as we have expanded our offices. His knowledge and ability to work with our team and within our budgets is extremely valuable.”
Kathleen McGinley – Vice President HR & Corporate Services, ISTA Pharmaceuticals
“Dennis & Rob were instrumental in getting us low cost competitive bids for our space utilization project. They were instrumental in ensuring the timelines were met and provided key expertise during the bidding process.”
Bill Moran – Facility Manager, Advanced BioHealing
“Dennis is his client’s “trusted advisor”, bringing strategy and expertise to a variety of projects, from his wealth of experience stemming from both the architect’s and project manager’s perspective. Dennis leads his projects with patience, organization and collaborative team spirit, all with a warm demeanor and great sense of humor. I welcome any opportunity to work with him and his selected team anytime!”
Robyn Taylor – r.taylordesign, (project designer for NeoBrands project while at Gensler)
“I have known Dennis as a friend and colleague for more than ten years.  In real estate, he has always impressed me with his dedication to projects and clients.  His knowledge of real estate markets and real property issues is extensive.”
Jane F. Hoffner – Managing Director, Bascom Portfolio Advisors


·     Programming    
·     Visioning   
·     Site Analysis       
·     Building Systems Analysis
·     Scenario Modeling 
·     Budget Development 
·     Schedule Development  
·     Team Selection
·     Contract Management


·   Architectural Design Management
·   Construction Management
·   Value Engineering
·   Furniture Procurement and Disposition 
·   Telecommunications Planning
·   Computer Systems/Network Planning
·   Relocation Management
·   Facilities Management
·   Emergency/Disaster Clean Up
·   CAFM
·   Disaster Preparedness


Dennis Potts, MCR

Founded DPPM after 26 years in the architecture, construction and project management industry. Dennis is also associated with Spyglass Realty Partners.  His focus is on build-to-suit projects and tenant improvements. Dennis has received several awards which include the 2006 IIDA Calibre Award for Best Design on a Limited Budget, the 2005 Gold Nugget for Best Low Rise Apartment Project and The Staubach Company 2008 Top Achiever Award. Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo.

Richard Brakewood

Richard has been involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction for over thirty years, and has specialized in commercial and industrial projects.  Richard brings significant experience in program/project management and commercial real estate development for multi-site retail rollouts, new build and renovation programs globally.  He has provided owner’s representation, staff extension, permitting, strategic sourcing & procurement, and civil/site design services to his clients

R.J. Brennan

Over the past seven years R. J. has saved his clients in excess of $300m through innovative Workplace Strategy, Occupancy Analysis, Procurement Advisory, Change Management services and Supply Chain teaming. His expertise gained over his thirty-two year career provides a valuable resource in the development of comprehensive project solutions.

Jim Carr

As a Senior Project Manager, Jim provides an extensive background managing tenant improvements, multi-family, commercial and industrial projects. Jim has an excellent eye for detail and seasoned analytical talents. As a proven leader, Jim is an effective project manager balancing technical, interpersonal and conceptual skills that leads to successful projects. With over 30 years of experience, he brings leadership, team building, negotiating and trust building the DPPM family.

Andrew (Andy) Trost

Andy joined DPPM in 2011 to add depth to its design-build and construction expertise by bringing over 28 years of planning, design and construction experience to the DPPM Team. Andy provides solutions-driven, turn-key Project Management services to an extensive list of industries and clients.  Andy spent 6 years with The RMS Group, Inc., a general contractor specializing in negotiated, turn-key project delivery.  He played a key role in building the company from $10 million in revenues to a $65 million full-service general contractor by 2008.  In the 4 years prior to joining RMS, Mr. Trost was Vice President of Preconstruction at SASCO Electric, a large design/build electrical contractor and 6 years with The Bentley Company and Enron Energy Services. 

John Johnson

John is a highly accomplished project manager with extensive experience in development, management, construction and marketing of over $1 billion worth of high profile projects in the U.S. Diverse background includes office, hotel, retail and residential projects and the expansion of business operations throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Dennis Zoladz

Dennis has been recognized by his clients and peers for leadership and project management contributions. He served as the relationship Manager for Nelson Workplace Services for the Bank of America Midwest Region for the 13 state Midwest Region totaling over 3 million square feet. Dennis also managed the 300,074 RSF project for Zurich Life Insurance in Schaumburg, IL. 

Stacie Even

As a former Interior Design Director for an architectural firm in New Jersey, Stacie Even has experience from space planning to construction drawings on commercial spaces up to 500,000 square feet.  Responsibilities include field surveying and creating/modifying existing plans to fit current conditions. Stacie’s meticulous project management experience provides her the ability to schedule and prioritize work flow along with detailed communication.

Steve Mandic

Steve Mandic is focused on business development and marketing for DPPM. Steve has been in the business development, architectural, commercial construction and facility management markets for over 32 years. Steve is currently working with the DPPM team on CAFM, Emergency Preparedness planning and adding to DPPM’s existing network of clients in Southern California and nationwide.

Terri Mihalovich-Gerstner

Terri works on every DPPM project; from draw requests to invoicing and spreadsheet analysis.  She is often teamed with our clients’ accounting staff to tie project accounting into their company accounting.

Ann Mendelsohn

With more than 25 years of experience in the project management industry, Ann has been responsible for over 3.5 million square feet of interior office spaces and institutional projects.  Ann provides expertise on multiple levels and is responsible for direct oversight and involvement in all services delivered to her clients.

Lisa Stumm

As a former Facilities Manager, Lisa has 28 years of project management experience.  She has worked in the design, facilities management and contract furniture industries.  Bachelor of Arts – Interior Design, Mount Mary College 1982.

Jennifer Hollis

Having run her own construction company prior to joining DPPM, Jennifer brings a wealth of experience.  Prior to starting her own firm, Jennifer worked for Webcor Builders.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a B-1 Contractor’s license.