Terrence Tallen

Terrence P. Tallen
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tallen Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) is a privately held real estate investment, development and asset services company. TCP brings an experienced, multidisciplinary approach to the acquisition, entitlement, leasing, repositioning and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use real estate projects and portfolio acquisitions. TCP has established track record in successfully initiating and executing upon value-added retail properties and effectively resolving scenarios involving complicated lender, legal, entitlement, investor and tenant related matters. TCP proactively builds consensus among varied and divergent entities including municipalities, local communities, tenants and capital relationships to create projects that meet the local community needs and are successful locations for our valued tenants.

TCP and its past and present affiliated entities have acquired, repositioned and successfully exited properties and specializes in the repositioning of retail and mixed use properties and invests in value-added properties located in high growth corridors and coastal communities with high barriers to entry. In 2006, Mr. Tallen redeveloped the Marina Landings Shopping Center which allowed Walmart to expeditiously open its only store on the historic Monterey Peninsula. In addition, the Gateway Retail Center redevelopment located in Marin County, CA was named the “Best New Retail Deal of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Journal. The company partners with
pension funds, private equity, and individual investors.

He has served as a senior executive with several large public and private real estate organizations including: The Sembler Company, The Alexander Haagen REIT (ACH: AMEX), Watt Commercial Properties and Burnham Pacific Properties (BPP: NYSE). He also served as a Vice President of the California Public Employees Retirement System/BPP Co-Investment Partnership Venture as well as the CalPERS Urban Investment Partnership.

Mr. Tallen is a past or current member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAREIT and served on the editorial and advisory boards of Shopping Center Business Magazine and Western Real Estate News and has served as a mentor in the ICSC Mentoring Program.

He is a longstanding Advisory Board Member and guest lecturer at the Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies.

In 2016 he was named a recipient of Indiana University’s 2016 Clevenger Award. The Z.G. Clevenger Award is presented to living Hoosier athletic letter winners who, as alumni, have made outstanding contributions to Indiana University through service to its athletic program.

Mr. Tallen was inducted in 2022 to The Hoyt Professional Fellows are “a group of industry leaders honored for their leadership and accomplishments in the field of professional real estate.”* Interacting with the Hoyt Academic Fellows they provide real time research and educational programs.

Mr. Tallen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He was awarded a full athletic scholarship and elected Indiana’s football team co-captain in 1979 and 1980 including co-captain of Indiana’s nationally ranked 1979 Holiday Bowl Championship football team. In 2008 he endowed the “Terry Tallen Football Leadership Scholarship,” a fully funded athletic scholarship granted annually to a football team captain enrolled in the Kelley School of Business. Recently he was a lead donor to the Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign for Athletics. In recognition of this gift, the new 25,000 square foot state of the art IU football complex will be permanently named the Terry Tallen Indiana University Football Complex.

Mr. Tallen has been recognized for his philanthropy and volunteer work for children causes, athletics and other worthwhile causes.


In May 2022 Mr. Tallen was inducted into the Homer Hoyt Institute as a Hoyt Professional Fellow. Tallen, who is a member of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s policy advisory board, has long-standing ties to San Diego.

Tallen was inaugurated as a fellow in the Homer Hoyt Institute by the Hoyt President Jeffrey Fisher, PhD, professor emeritus at Indiana University (IU) and founder of the IU Center for Real Estate. A private event and annual conference took place on May 12, 2022 at the Homer Hoyt Institute’s international headquarters located in North Palm Beach, Florida.

“We are honored to welcome our colleague and friend Terry Tallen to the Homer Hoyt Institute,” says  Fisher “His influence and support for the commercial real estate field, especially his involvement in education and melding the worlds of education, athletics and philanthropy has been outstanding. We know becoming a Professional Fellow will help extend his impressive commitments.”

The Homer Hoyt Institute, a renowned independent, non-profit, leading international research and educational foundation, was established in 1967. It has contributed to improving the quality of public and private real estate decisions. The Institute brings in leading real estate academics and professionals from around the world do discuss applied research and current market trends impacting real estate.

The Hoyt Professional Fellows are a group of industry leaders honored for their leadership and accomplishments in the field of professional real estate. They interact with the Hoyt Academic Fellows to provide thoughtful and real-time research and educational initiatives

Tallen has a rich history with the City of San Diego, its institutions and leadership. He first arrived in San Diego in 1979 as a student-athlete, team captain and defensive star of Indiana University’s Nationally Ranked 1979 Holiday Bowl Championship football team (#15 UPI). Tallen then started his commercial real estate career in San Diego in 1998. He was recruited to lead the redevelopment and portfolio leasing for the Burnham Pacific REIT (NYSE:BPP)as a senior executive and corporate officer.  BPP was a 115 property, fully integrated Real Estate Investment Trust with retail assets spanning coast to coast, under the leadership of Chairman Malin Burnham.  read more here