Preston O'Connell

Harvest Properties, Inc.


Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management


In 2018, Preston O’Connell joined Harvest Properties to lead the development team with a focus in office, mixed-use and multifamily projects. Preston specializes in the entitlement, curation and execution of large-scale, amenity rich mixed-use developments. Prior to Harvest, Preston was the Managing Director of Acquisitions and Head of Capital Markets at the Jay Paul Company in San Francisco. He co-managed the 5 million square foot acquisition and development pipeline and was also responsible for capitalizing the 8 million square foot portfolio of office, residential and retail properties. During his tenure at Jay Paul Company, Preston sourced and closed in-excess of $7 billion in debt and equity transactions and assisted with the negotiation of 7.3 million square feet of leasing with some of the world’s leading technology firms including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. Prior to joining Jay Paul, Preston worked for HFF’s structured finance platform in the San Francisco office raising debt/equity for office, multifamily, mixed‐use, retail and land transactions. Preston received his BS from Cornell University in Applied Economics & Management. He is member of the Urban Land Institute and a Junior Board Member of City of Hope. In his free time, Preston enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and young son. He is an avid skier, hunter, mountain biker plus an active member of his family’s wine operation in Napa Valley.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type