SVP, Director of Development
John R. Couvillion is Senior Vice President and Director of Development at Murphy Development Company. He is responsible for overseeing the development process at all MDC projects from acquisition and construction through leasing or disposition, as well as analysis of new development and acquisition opportunities.
Couvillion is a real estate development executive who has entitled and developed more than 2.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties and entitled thousands of residences during his 30+-year career.
Most recently, he served as vice president of development for Badiee Development, involved with the acquisition, entitlement and design of six industrial properties totaling 420,000 square feet in North County.
In 2011 he established Integritas Holdings LLC. Among his projects, he acted as Stone Brewing Company’s real estate development and construction liaison for the recent development of its 55,000-square-foot Packaging Hall in Escondido and Stone’s newest restaurant, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, in Liberty Station.
Earlier, Couvillion was director of development for JRMC Real Estate, Inc., a privately held commercial real estate development company specializing in government entitlement processing, land development and commercial construction management of company-owned assets.
He has also served as regional director/vice president of the Southern California region for Brandywine Realty Trust (formerly Prentiss Properties) and as
vice president of development for Newport National Corporation of Carlsbad. He started his career with Sun Cal Development, a Southern California homebuilder.
Couvillion earned a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance from the California State University, Fullerton. He is a member and former board member of NAIOP and a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California.