Kevin Pitts


Kevin S. Pitts’ career in the real estate industry spans over 30 years. Prior to co-founding Dolphin Partners Inc. in 1984, Mr. Pitts worked for such prestigious firms as Angeles Corporation, Urban West Communities and RMB Realty. Since inception, Dolphin Partners has been involved in the placement of equity and debt in a broad range of product types; including, office, industrial, retail, apartments, mobile home parks, residential subdivisions and raw land.

When the economic turmoil began in 2007, the company adjusted its strategies to take advantage of substantial declines in asset values across most product types. Dolphin’s most recent activity includes the acquisition of finished residential lots and industrial land located primarily in the Southwest. These residential properties are being held long term, for the eventual resale back to the homebuilding industry.

Mr. Pitts holds a degree in Business from the University of Southern California (1981). He is actively involved in charities and philanthropic organizations in and around his community. A native of Southern California, Mr. Pitts resides with his wife in Newport Beach, California.

John C. Kingsley
Senior Vice President

A long standing business relationship of both founders of Dolphin Partners since 1989, Mr. Kingsley formally joined the Company in January of 1999. Core responsibilities include the general manager role on all company matters and its professional staff, direct oversight of asset and property management operations for all real estate owned, lease transactions, and construction/capital improvement activity within the portfolio, and acquisition, disposition and financing transaction support including negotiations, underwriting, purchase entity structuring and related documentation.

Prior to joining Dolphin Partners, Mr. Kingsley was vice president and director for an inter-city development company based in Los Angeles, California, focusing mostly on industrial and retail property development and ownership of assets within challenged Los Angeles County communities. Additional southern California based professional experience includes senior positions with a significant Resolution Trust Corporation contractor, Kenneth Leventhal & Company and the accounting firm formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Kingsley obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a native southern Californian and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. 

Jeff Arlotti
Director of Asset Management & Acquisitions

Mr. Arlotti comes with over 25 years of commercial real estate experience including asset and property management, leasing, investment sales, lending, and development. Mr. Arlotti formally joined Dolphin Partners in July of 2017. He is responsible for asset and property management operations for the Dolphin portfolio, as well as financial reporting, budgeting, capital forecasting, oversight of all tenant and capital improvements, and evaluation of potential acquisitions. Prior to joining Dolphin Partners, Mr. Arlotti worked as a Vice President for Core Realty Holdings in Irvine, California, where he was responsible for all commercial asset management and property operations for the company. Mr. Arlotti received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and is a native southern Californian.

Frank X. Romagnano II
Director of Leasing

Mr. Romagnano has enjoyed a career in Commercial Real Estate for over 25 years and formally joined Dolphin Partners in January of 2002. As the Director of Leasing for the firm, he is primarily responsible for all leasing activities relating to the entire company portfolio. These responsibilities include the hiring and direct supervision of all Broker Teams throughout the portfolio, new lease negotiations, renewal lease transactions and all contract paperwork.

Prior to joining Dolphin Partners, Mr. Romagnano has worked as a Senior Property Manager/Leasing and Construction Manager for Davis Partners, The RREEF Funds and McDonnell Douglas Realty Company. His broad background of development and construction management experience compliments his leasing responsibilities and he is considered a core member or the Dolphin Team. A native of Southern California, he graduated with a Business Degree in Finance from Cal State Fullerton, is a licensed Real Estate Broker and enjoys Mountain Biking in his leisure time.

Michael Hyatt
Director of Engineering & Construction

Michael Hyatt joined the Dolphin Partners organization in January of 1995. As Director of Engineering and Construction, Mr. Hyatt is responsible for the oversight and or direct management of all construction and maintenance related projects. This includes management of all phases of design and development of construction plans and specifications, assisting management staff with the development of annual operating and capital budgets, conducting comprehensive physical inspections and due diligence of perspective acquisition properties, as well as oversight of building maintenance engineers supporting the Dolphin Partners portfolio.

Prior to joining Dolphin Partners, Mr. Hyatt was employed as a construction manager within the facilities group of the Fluor Corporation in Irvine California. He has a California C-20 Contractors License and Master HVAC-R Technical Degree, and is a Certified Millwright.

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