Mar Ventures, Inc. is an integrated real estate firm based in Torrance, California, specializing in the acquisition, development, and management of real estate assets. MVI is committed to meeting customer, government, and public requirements and structures its projects in a variety of ways to meet its client's needs.

Our Mission

As a fully integrated real estate company, Mar Ventures Inc. remains committed to being a diligent and ethical business partner, trusted advisor, and vital resource. Passionate about our work, we value our relationships and strive to exceed the expectations of our clients and business partners through our focused and hands-on approach to all that we do.

Guided by our mission, MVI can act in the following capacities:

  • Principal
  • Joint venture partner
  • Fee based consultant
  • Provider of strategic guidance for corporate real estate portfolios
  • Development Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Property Manager

MVI has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is a member of several leading multidisciplinary organizations to ensure that it stays at the forefront of innovative development, design and management practices.

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
CoreNet Global
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Key Personnel

Allan Mackenzie

Allan Mackenzie is the President and sole shareholder of MVI. As President, he oversees the day to day activities of the company, and directs MVI's long term business strategy. A particular feature of his leadership is a determination to preserve an intense hands-on management of the company's projects, to best serve the needs of MVI's public and private customers.

Allan holds a Master's degree in Land Economy from Cambridge University in the UK. He is active in area wide community development, and has played a leadership role in numerous community and industry organizations. Allan is a licensed General Contractor in the State of California.

Wendy Mantikas
Senior Vice President

Wendy Mantikas, MVI's Controller, joined MVI in 1995 and holds a BS in Business Administration, emphasis in accounting from CSULB, CMA certification, tax and audit training, and she is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.

Wendy has expertise in all areas of RE accounting and operations from her current and prior positions including several years in both public accounting and the mortgage industry.

Lionel Uhry
Vice President, Director of Acquisitions

Lionel Uhry joined MVI in 2006 and is the Vice President, Director of Acquisitions for MVI's investment management and development activities. As Vice President, Director of Acquisitions Lionel oversees and directs the origination, underwriting, financing, and closing activities of acquisitions and dispositions aimed at maximizing returns for MVI and its investors.

Lionel earned a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Professional Certification in Construction Management from the University of California, Los Angeles; he is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California and is a certified LEED AP.

Sarah Chionis
Vice President, Senior Property Manager

As Senior Property Manager, Sarah Chionis oversees the property management staff in the day-to-day operations of the portfolio as needed, and interfaces with Owners on a regular basis to ensure satisfaction and quality of services. Sarah joined MVI in 2004, and has managed 1.2M SF of commercial space for MVI including portfolios for Raytheon and Toyota.

Sarah is prior Chair of BOMA South Bay/Long Beach Regional Council. She continues to expand her knowledge in the field of asset management through outside educational offerings and holds RPA and FMA Designations.

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