developer and architect

Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds

The Canyon Johnson Urban Funds (CJUF) are one of the country's largest private real estate funds focused on the development of urban properties in underserved neighborhoods. A joint venture between Canyon Capital Realty Advisors and an entity of Earvin "Magic" Johnson's Magic Johnson Enterprises, the funds were formed to identify, enhance and capture value through the development and redevelopment of real estate in densely populated, ethnically diverse urban communities. Fundamental to Canyon-Johnson's investment thesis is its commitment to a "triple bottom line" philosophy of achieving superior financial results, fostering opportunities within urban communities, and embracing environmental responsibility. With nearly $2 billion in committed equity capital, the funds are positioned to facilitate more than $8 billion in development and revitalization in major U.S. metropolitan areas.

The Borman Group

Mark Borman is a co-founder of The Borman Group, LLC, a real estate development company that focuses on urban infill and adaptive reuse projects in Southern California and with a strong concentration in Los Angeles County. His involvement includes all phases of acquisition, design, entitlement, construction, project management, interior finishes and financing. Mr. Borman has been principally involved with over 200,000 square feet of development in asset classes including, commercial retail, multi-family apartments and for sale condominiums since 2005. Prior to The Borman Group, LLC Mr. Borman was an award winning independent film producer having had films play in film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Cannes. Other work related experiences Mr. Borman was a franchisee of Yum! Brands, Inc., and a commodity trader at The Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Borman has a B.A. in Real Estate, Finance and Economics from the University of South Carolina. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Business Improvement District of the Artist District located in the city of Los Angeles, serves as the vice president of Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and the co-chair for the annual Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Care and Cure Dinner.


Rockefeller Partners Architects formed in 2002, uniting the diverse and complimentary experiences of Rocky Rockefeller, AIA, Brian Pera, and Christopher Kempel AIA. The partners' unique backgrounds allow RPA to provide comprehensive architectural services, from conceptual design and strategic planning to construction administration and post-occupancy evaluation.

At any given time the partners and their team of talented designers are managing a number of compelling projects, from custom residences to corporate headquarters. The success of these projects lies in part with the collaborative spirit shared by clients and professional peers as well as the firm's commitment to buildings and interiors that balance the simplicity expressed in modernism with provocative natural materials and contemporary technologies.

Since forming, RPA has successfully completed a number of challenging projects and been recognized in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The Architect's Newpaper, Building Design and Construction, and Form Magazine.

Our design philosophy is bound by a collaborative spirit, a commitment to the principles of modern architecture - volume, symmetry, and simplicity - and a deep respect for exceptional craftsmanship.