About Us


Howard Industrial Partners ("HIP") is an industrial real estate development and investment company focused primarily in Southern California.  The HIP partners have over 60 years of combined real estate experience in this very competitive market and manage all activities related to the development process including land and building entitlement, design, engineering, and financing. On the investment side, the HIP team provides investors with valuation expertise, deep market knowledge and principals who know how to effectively close transactions.  

The HIP principals have developed in excess of nine million square feet of industrial projects. These projects have been done in partnerships or as fee developments with the following institutional real estate investment companies:   

  • American International Group
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Clarion Partners 
  • TA Associates 
  • Crow Family Holdings 
  • Hunt Realty 
  • Farm Bureau Life Insurance 
  • American National Insurance Company  


Land Aquisition

  • Market Analysis
  • Site Selection
  • Due Diligence
  • Acquisition
  • Land and Building Entitlement

Design & Construction

  • Design
  • Permitting
  • Engineering
  • Construction Management

Joint Venture & Sales

  • Joint Venture 
  • Investments
  • Leasing (HIP is a licensed Real Estate Broker)
  • Disposition

Meet the Team


Tim Howard | Partner

Mr. Howard has 30 years of experience focused within the industrial real estate sector.  Prior to forming Howard Industrial Partners, Mr. Howard was a Regional Partner and manager of Oakmont Industrial Group's Irvine, California office where he focused on development and repositioning of industrial properties.  Prior to joining Oakmont, Mr. Howard was a partner with Houston-based Pinchal & Company, where his responsibilities included the successful acquisition and disposition of a 3.8 million square foot east coast industrial portfolio. Prior thereto, Mr. Howard spent five years as Vice President of Development with Trammell Crow Company, focused on industrial development within the LA basin. Included on his resume at Crow was the development of a highly complex, yet successful, multi-phase park in Santa Fe Springs, CA. In addition, Mr. Howard also has valuable experience within the Southern California brokerage industry. During a 13-year tenure with Grubb & Ellis and Cushman & Wakefield, he developed key relationships within this highly competitive sector. He earned a B.A. degree (double major) in International Relations and Business from the University of Southern California and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California, Texas and Georgia.  


Michael Tyre | Partner

In his 31 year career in commercial real estate, Mr. Tyre has closed approximately $5 billion in real estate transactions using many different purchase structures including pre-sales, forward commitments and ground-up development. Prior to joining Howard Industrial Partners, Mr. Tyre was the Head of West Coast Acquisitions for Invesco Real Estate where he headed a team responsible for the acquisition and development of industrial, office, multi-family and retail assets.  Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Tyre was a Principal at Prudential Real Estate Investors (“PREI”), a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions in the Western United States on behalf of PREI’s clients. Mr. Tyre received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois and his Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and real estate from UCLA.   


Jack Lovell | Partner

Mr. Lovell has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining  Howard Industrial Partners, Mr. Lovell served as Director of Acquisitions for a Los Angeles based developer and was previously a Project Manager for LNR Property LLC where he worked on the development of a 650,000-square foot master planned industrial park in Valencia. Prior thereto, Mr. Lovell was an Acquisitions and Development Associate with Oakmont Industrial Group where he served directly under Southern California Regional Partner, Tim Howard. Mr. Lovell was directly involved in the placement of $350 million in industrial acquisition and development opportunities throughout Southern California. Mr. Lovell began his career as a commercial broker in San Francisco. He has a BSC Degree from Santa Clara University and an MS Degree from Columbia University. Mr. Lovell holds both a California General Building (B) License and a General Engineering (A) Contractor License. He holds a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate (IREM) and is certified by the Altus Group in ARGUS Software.  


Michael Tunney | Vice President

Mr. Tunney has over 15 years experience managing complex projects, leading large teams, driving business growth and execution. Prior to joining HIP, Mr. Tunney was an executive in charge of Red Bull North America’s live event network spanning over 12 markets with 150+ events and activations at over 20+ global festivals annually. Mr. Tunney received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Studies at USC’s Marshall School of Business and has applied his expertise as a part of the executive management team at 7 different start-up ventures.