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PATRICK J. PARK, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer

Dunn, REALTORS®/Park Pacific Properties

 

Patrick J. Park, MBA President/Chief Executive Officer A native Californian, Mr. Park was born in Glendale and raised in La Canada. His father, Commander Don P. Park, retired from CBS after 32 years. His grandfather was Labor Editor of the Los Angeles Times and his uncle was a sports editor. Mr. Park received a Navy scholarship to the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors receiving his Navy commission 4 June 1970. Two days later, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol (McCoppin), a Mount Saint Mary’s College graduate from Glendale.

 

They have four grown children: Patrick, Kathleen, Laura, and Kevin, and 19 grandchildren. They have lived in San Diego since 1970 in the Pacific Beach and La Jolla communities. As a Naval Officer, homeported out of San Diego, his active duty tours included the Aircraft Carrier Ticonderoga, commissioning the Fast Frigate Bagley, and instructing U.S. and Allied Ships’ Personnel in Combat Systems at Fleet Training Group. A veteran of Vietnam, he extensively toured the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean areas. In 1976, while still on active duty, he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration, graduating first in the class of 120 from National University. That same year, he joined Dunn, Realtors, went on to get his broker’s license, incorporate/relocate the firm, franchise and expand the offices. A retired Navy Captain, Mr. Park performed Active Duty for Special Work in the Navy’s Real Estate Department locally at Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Division. Prior to that, he served as Commanding Officer, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet Headquarters Detachments 120 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and 420 in San Francisco. Formerly, he was Director of Manpower, Personnel, Training, Readiness, Plans, Policy and the Command Management Analysis Group for Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region 19. Before that, he was Commander Mine Division Five Four. His squadron included four mine countermeasure ships during Desert Storm. He has been awarded five Meritorious Service Medals. Other command assignments included Commanding Officer of Afloat Training Group San Diego Headquarters Detachment 419, Reserve Coordinator of USS Pluck, Commanding Officer of a Naval Ship Repair Unit and the staff of Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One. His Navy tours included the Persian Gulf, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Panama Canal, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Rhode Island, Florida, Hawaii, The Pentagon, Washington D.C., Washington State and throughout California. Mr. Park currently is Chair of the All Hallows Parish Advisory Council and is a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan. He previously served on their Board of Education as President and Vice President. He is also a Director of the San Diego Trojan Club.

 

His wife Carol has been President of All Hallows Academy Parent Teacher Group and Women's Guild. She currently has her own home based travel agency, Travel Travel by Carol, specializing in tours and cruises. She also volunteers for St. Vincent De Paul, Birthline and as a Eucharistic Minister. Mr. Park is a past 3-term President of the San Diego Legatus Chapter and together they are also members of Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre. In 2009, Mr. Park served a fifth term as President of the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association (REBA), and has completed two terms as a Director of the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR). He was Designated Realtor of the Year 2003 for the San Diego Association of Realtors, and has chaired REBA’s Professional Standards/Ethics and various other committees. He is a recipient of both of the Association's R. K. Smith and S. Ralph Knox Awards, given annually to the broker and member "who best exemplifies the qualities of personal integrity, ethics, community activity, dedication to the real estate profession, salesmanship and cooperation with associates". Additionally, he was 1989 President of the Mission Bay Real Estate Association (MBREA). Having been a director of these associations for over 30 years, he previously served as Treasurer of SDAR in 2002 and is currently Treasurer of REBA. He has chaired the Investment Management Trustees, the Real Estate Trustees and has served on the Executive Steering, Strategic Planning, Budget & Finance Committees, currently serving on the Professional Standards Executive Committee as well as presiding on Ethics and Arbitration Hearings.

 

As a Prudential Franchise owner from 1987 through 2015, he received multiple prestigious Chairman’s Circle, President's Circle, Leading Edge and Honor Society awards for sales activity. He attained the Prudential Certified Manager (PCM) designation for residential and commercial properties. His firm achieved over $240 million in real estate sales during 2005 and was designated a Cornerstone Office for Operational Excellence.