Executive Vice President
Murphy Development Company
Kaitlin Murphy Arduino is President of Murphy Development Company, a leading developer of corporate industrial and technology parks in San Diego. Mrs. Arduino is responsible for day-to-day management of MDC, as well as all aspects of the development cycle including land use analysis and site selection, entitlement and permitting for the company’s corporate business parks, construction project management, and leasing of the company’s vacant space. Mrs. Arduino also works with the CFO to source the construction and permanent financing for Murphy Development’s existing assets and new acquisitions.
In Otay Mesa, MDC recently completed two state-of-the-art spec industrial buildings totaling 229,000 SF and a new facility for the The Salvation Army at their Brown Field Technology Park Unit 1.They successfully repositioned and sold the 665,000 SF Campus at San Diego Business Park. MDC is under construction on a 144,000 SF life science R&D building at their Scripps Ranch Technology Park, and has 3 additional lots there left to develop, as well as two buildings at Brown Field Technology Park Unit 2 which will start construction next year.
Mrs. Arduino started her career at HFF, one of the country’s largest real estate capital intermediaries, now part of JLL. During her time there, Mrs. Arduino underwrote over $1.5 billion in commercial properties; as an originator, she closed over $90 million in financing.
Mrs. Arduino holds a Masters in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics, where she graduated with distinction. She completed her undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Arizona. Mrs. Arduino is an active member of CREW and is on the board of NAIOP San Diego.She currently serves as Vice Chair for the Otay Mesa Property Owners Association, and previously served on the SANDAG ITOC committee and the Otay Mesa Planning Group.
Mrs. Arduino volunteers her time with Young Life Beach Cities.