Michael A. Covarrubias

Michael A. Covarrubias

Chairman and
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Michael Covarrubias joined TMG Partners in 1988 and has directed the company since 1995, overseeing all of the company’s operations.

Michael began his career with 17 years at Union Bank. His roles included managing commercial and real estate lending, administrative management, and in his last position before joining TMG, serving as Senior Vice President and Manager of Union Bank’s Silicon Valley Regional Real Estate Center.

As CEO, Michael has fostered an entrepreneurial culture of talented, committed professionals resulting in the entitlement, development, acquisition and management of a diversified portfolio of 30 million square feet, valued at $5.5 billion.

Beyond the firm’s distinguished reputation as a leader in Bay Area real estate, Michael is highly respected for his leadership in the business community, highlights of which are chairing the Bay Area Council, and leading a critical effort with the Metropolitan Transportation Committee on regional solutions for transportation, housing, and economic vitality. He has also served in multiple leadership roles for the Urban Land Institute. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Business Times in 2019.

Michael is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Bay Area Council, Prior Chairman of the Board, Current Executive Committee Member

Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Board Trustee

Urban Land Institute, Trustee, Governor-ULI Foundation, San Francisco District Council Governance Committee Member

Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Policy Advisory Board Member and Executive Committee Member

The Real Estate Roundtable, Board Member

Dignity Health Foundation, Board Member, Co-chair

Lambda Alpha, Member, Prior Member of the Year

Presidio Bank, Founder

Various philanthropic boards

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