Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate
Michael J. Galvin is the director of waterfront and commercial real estate at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. The Port of Los Angeles is a landlord seaport, covering 7500 acres of land and water, with more than 300 leaseholders.
In this role, Galvin is responsible for development and management of the Port’s LA Waterfront including commercial development opportunities, cruise passengers, commercial fueling, recreational marinas, hotels and restaurants that create public access to the Port’s expansive waterfront amenities.
Galvin also oversees the Port’s redevelopment program for marine oil terminals under the State of California Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS). The Port’s MOTEMS program will deliver over $200 million in capital improvements to the Port’s marine oil terminals which support regional refinery operations, LAX aviation fuel logistics and the San Pedro Bay bunker fuel market.
Appointed to his current position in April 2015, Galvin previously served as the Port’s director of special projects. Galvin first joined the Port in 2004 as a real estate officer. He quickly promoted to assistant division head for the Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division and then returned to the Port in 2005 as deputy director of real estate before promoting to director of real estate in 2007. He began his City career in 2000 as a real estate associate for the Bureau of Engineering.
Galvin holds a bachelor of arts in U.S. history from the University of California, San Diego and received his Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law in 2015. Galvin is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California. He has been a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 2000.