Our Team




J. Donald Henry

Don is the founding principal with Village Partners. He oversees acquisitions, overall project design and urban mixed use projects under development. A thirty year real estate industry veteran with a unique balance of skills in finance and investments combined with hands-on experience in the planning, design and management of urban residential and mixed-use real estate developments.

Prior to launching Village Partners, he was Vice President of Development/Acquisitions for the Related Companies. Previous to joining Related, Don was a Vice President of Development with Legacy Partners / Lincoln Property Company (Western Region). Preceding his tenure at Legacy / Lincoln, Don was a Senior Associate with the international design firm of Sasaki Associates.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master Degree in  Real Estate Development

The Claremont Graduate University: The Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, Certificate in Executive Management

California State Polytechnic University, Bachelor of Science, Design

Activities & Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

License & Certifications:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

  • Landscape Architect License, State of California

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Michael Morris

Michael Morris has over twenty-five years of commercial real estate development experience as a developer and project leader for a variety of clients, partners, and owners throughout Southern California. 

Michael was responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, and development of industrial, office, retail, and mixed-use projects in the Inland Empire as Vice President for LNR Property Corporation prior to establishing his development consulting services business in late 2008. During his tenure at LNR, Michael led the redevelopment of the westerly portion of the former March Air Force Base in Riverside County, transforming 1,200 acres into a premiere, mixed use, master-planned business park. During this same time, he managed the redevelopment infrastructure of 200-acre Sierra Business Park in Fontana.  

Michael developed large office and industrial projects in Southern California for Legacy Partners Commercial prior to his work at LNR, operated a real estate consulting business servicing both corporate and developer clients, and was a Vice President with a large residential land developer and commercial investment firm.


University Southern California, Masters Degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance

University of Notre Dame,  Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Activities & Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Orange County Chapter Mentoring Program

  • Past President and Board Member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association- Inland Empire Chapter

  • Past Co-Chair of NAIOP-Inland Empire Chapter Legislative Affairs Committee

  • Past Member of UC Riverside Business School Dean’s Advisory Council


  • Real Estate Broker License, State of California

  • Civil Engineering License, State of California



Roger Stevenson

Roger D. Stevenson is the Director of Construction Management for Village Partners. Prior to his work with Village Partners, Roger founded Bedrock Consulting, LLC, a Construction Management and Program Management Consulting company. With over 35 years of solid construction industry experience, Mr. Stevenson provides perspective and expertise that is grounded in years of experience and success. As a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Mr. Stevenson is a passionate advocate of sustainability and green construction.

Mr. Stevenson invested decades of service with Charles Pankow Builders a leading design-build construction company where he was responsible for pre-construction services. A few of his successful project endeavors included a mixed use development at Sunset & Vine in Hollywood, CA and another development, Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, CA.

A native of Indiana, Mr. Stevenson received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structures, Geo-Technical Systems and Construction Management from Purdue University. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America, US Green Build Council, Urban Land Institute, and International Council of Shopping Centers.  Mr. Stevenson’s hands-on and solution-oriented approach brings tremendous value to costly and technically challenged projects.


Purdue University,  Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Activities & Affiliations

  • ULI, Urban Land Institute

  • CMAA, Construction Managers Association of America

  • USGBC, United States Green Building Council


  • National Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)

  • California General Contractors License #923597


Development MANAGEr

Kaitlin Morris

Kaitlin joined Village Partners in 2015. As development manager, she is involved in market research, acquisition, project underwriting, design development, and due diligence. Kaitlin brings an interdisciplinary and empirically-informed perspective coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the Southern California region to her work with Village Partners. Prior to her work with Village Partners, Kaitlin’s academic and professional work was grounded in economics, including time spent working at the San Francisco Center for Economic Development.


University Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, Masters Degree in Planning, emphasis in Economic Development

Scripps College,  Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Activities & Affiliations

  • ULI, Urban Land Institute

  • US Green Building Council LA Chapter