Kevin Hayes

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pendulum Property Partners. His daily oversight of the firm’s investment and asset management activities ranges from setting larger strategic objectives to tactical implementation of any given project.

Kevin has closed over $1 billion of commercial real estate property transactions. This achievement required him to identify and close on opportunities, including structuring joint-venture agreements with institutional partners. He takes a ‘hands-on” approach by working on each asset from acquisition through disposition to ensure best execution.

Prior to founding Pendulum Property Partners, Kevin opened Lincoln Property Company’s (LPC) Orange County and San Diego offices, and oversaw all operations including acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, property management and development. The third-party asset and property management platform added over $1.5 billion of property during his more than eight years running the region for LPC.

Kevin offers a true end-user perspective combined with deep market knowledge and a fundamental understanding of tenant demand. His background in leasing informs his investments and operations approach. His more than 14 years in commercial real estate began at the Irvine Company in office leasing, prior to spending four years in tenant representation at Cresa Partners.

Notably, Kevin and his family are active volunteers for Safe Families for Children. Kevin held a Board Member position with NAIOP for 2014 and 2015 and also served as a Board Member for Think Together from 2005 to 2015.

“There is a somewhat predictable swing of the pendulum in real estate investing. It requires creativity, deep analytical aptitude, experience and conviction to unlock value when fear grips the marketplace. This same skillset and extraordinary discipline are required at the other end of the pendulum’s swing, when the herd makes unrealistic assumptions in search of gain that set the stage for the next collapse. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but the adept investor can find opportunity at almost any phase along the pendulum’s arc.”

- Kevin Hayes, CEO

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Core Values


We seek to inspire trust. We do what we say, and say what we mean.

Pursuit of Excellence

Hard work produces character in our team, excellence in our product, and satisfaction for those who benefit from our work.


We are continuously learning and adapting, allowing new ideas to create better places, processes, and returns for our investors. Creativity is core to our DNA, and humility creates an openness to change.


Our people make us different. We have an unwavering commitment to always do the right thing by our customers, our people, and our communities. We are all human beings on this journey together.



Our people make us different. We have an unwavering commitment to always do the right thing by our customers, our people, and our communities. We are all human beings on this journey together.

Kevin Hayes


Brian Walker


Bryan Russell

Partner, Orange County/San Diego

Daniel Wagman

Partner, Los Angeles

Jason Lowenthal

Partner, Northern California

Joe Haeussler

Executive Vice President


Our Promises


Our reputation relies on putting our clients’ goals and objectives first. We are here to make sure you prosper.

To Our Employees

You depend on us to make good decisions and make sacrifices for our long term success. You should never be expected to take unreasonable risks or take shortcuts for short-term gain.

To Our Families

All of our families depend on Pendulum for the essentials of living. We are committed to this responsibility and will ensure these needs are met for many years to come. At the same time, we are committed to the role we play in our families’ lives – not just someone to pay the bills.

To Our Community

With success comes the obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work. We look forward to helping our communities thrive.

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