Terrence P. Tallen
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Tallen Capital Partners, LLC
Terrence Tallen is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Tallen Capital Partners and its subsidiary companies. Tallen Capital Partners is a privately held California based, vertically integrated retail, mixed-use and multifamily investment, development and asset services organization doing business on a national basis. He leads the company’s multidisciplinary approach in the acquisition, financing, entitlement and redevelopment of value-add retail, multifamily and mixed-use real estate projects located in markets with high barriers to entry throughout the Western United States. He is a national markets entrepreneur and enjoys longstanding relationships with Private Equity and Pension Funds, Commercial Lenders as well as close relationships with national and regional retailers and commercial brokerage firms. Prior to forming Tallen Capital Partners in 2001, Mr. Tallen served as a principal or senior executive with large public as well as private real estate organizations, directing the redevelopment, entitlements and leasing of more than 400 retail and commercial properties comprising 45,000,000 sq. ft. of gross leasable area.
Prior to beginning his commercial real estate investment career in 1986, Mr. Tallen was employed by several Fortune 50 Corporations and served as an executive with the Pepsi Cola Bottling Group expanding and operating previously franchised Pepsi Cola Bottling facilities in the southeastern USA. He was recruited and relocated to Southern California in 1994 with the Alexander Haagen REIT (ACH: NASDAQ) and led the strategy and execution of the Haagen “Earn Out” resulting in $50M in OP units of stock being awarded to the predecessors of the REIT. He has served a senior REIT executive as well as private development with a number of top-level real estate developers and investors including the Sembler Company, as development partner at Watt Commercial Properties and a senior executive and the Burnham Pacific REIT (BPP:AM EX) where he lead the redevelopment and leasing of 115 retail properties valued at a $1B market capitalization.
Mr. Tallen is an active and longstanding Policy Advisory Board, mentor and guest lecturer for the Burnham-Moores Real Estate Studies Program at the University of San Diego’s Number 1 ranked undergraduate Real Estate Studies Program. He is also a longstanding Advisory Board member, donor and frequent guest lecturer at the Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies at Indiana University. He has offered his support to Athletics, in funding leadership scholarships for student-athletes and stadium renovations.
Mr. Tallen graduated from the Indiana University’s prestigious Kelly School of Business with a BS in finance, marketing and management in 1982. He earned a full football scholarship, he was a three-year letter winner and starting middle linebacker and nose tackle. He starred on the IU football team from 1977-1980 under legendary Coach Lee Corso. He was twice elected team football captain including co-captain of Indiana’s nationally ranked (15th UPI) 1979 Holiday Bowl Championship Team. Indiana’s first bowl victory and was re-elected in 1980. In 2016, in recognition of his lifetime achievements and commitment, he was awarded Indiana University’s highest honor for past letter winners, the Z.G. Clevenger Award.
In 2008 he founded the Terry Tallen Football Leadership Scholarship at Indiana University that is awarded each year to a deserving student-athlete football team captain who has demonstrated significant leadership on and off the field. Currently there are four past recipients playing in the National Football League, Wes Martin, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dan Feeney, NY Jets, Nick Westbrook Ihanie, Tennessee Titans and Micah Mc Fadden, NY Giants. In 2018, Mr. Tallen funded and dedicated the state-of-the-art Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex as part of the Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. Terry’s gift is the second largest gift by a student athlete and the single largest gift ever by an IU by a former football player in the history of Indiana University. He was inducted into Indiana University President’s Circle in 2020 and was awarded the coveted Laurel Pin Conferral by IU President Pamela Whitten in 2022.
Mr. Tallen was recently inducted into the renowned Homer Hoyt Institute http://hoytgroup.org/ located in Palm Beach, FL as a Hoyt Professional Fellow. The Homer Hoyt is a leading international research and educational institute blending academics and practitioners. He is an advisor, public speaker and investor in the popular Proptech platform RealNex https://www.realnex.com/. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of neuroscience health and wellness technology company, NuCalm https://nucalm.com.
Mr. Tallen will be inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2023. He was inducted into the Hamilton Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 following an All-State High School Football career. Terry is also an influencer, mentor, speaker and producer via Terry Tallen Media, LLC and Tallen Brew Media Partners, LLC showcasing the confluence of athletics, health and wellness, business, philanthropy and leadership.