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Alec appears in the 

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Alec Paddock


After spending the first 9 years of his career in the shopping center development business, Alec Paddock decided to take the entrepreneurial leap of starting his own real estate development company. As the managing partner and co-founder of Amplify Development Company, Alec focuses on the acquisition, entitlement, and development of quality mixed-use multifamily and student housing projects across California and the West Coast. Alec is dedicated to cultivating lasting and meaningful relationships across the real estate development spectrum with a focus on adding value to the communities where Amplify develops their projects.


A native of Louisville, Colorado, Alec relocated to Los Angeles, where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He then spent the first 9 years of his career receiving a full cycle education in the shopping center development industry with CenterCal Properties, where he was fortunate enough to work on a number of amazing projects in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, and even Park City, Utah. The mentorship Alec received during his tenure at CenterCal was invaluable and a big factor in his success in the industry today.


Alec’s dream had always been to start and run his own real estate development company, so when the opportunity arose to team up with his close friend and former USC classmate, Mark Yaghoobi, and his brother, Patrick, he accepted. The partners put together their first project just steps from the USC Memorial Coliseum and USC Campus and Amplify Development Company was officially born.


Alec and the rest of the Amplify team have been blessed with the support and guidance of an excellent network of friends, family, and mentors. Amplify’ s growth was notably aided by the respected architect and fellow USC Alum, Joe Antunovich, whose Chicago-based Antunovich and Associates architecture firm put together the initial design work that helped to get the first Amplify project at USC off of the ground. Amplify was also able to establish a critical long-term relationship and partnership with Core Spaces, out of Chicago, one of the most respected and active multifamily and student housing developers in the nation. Since the success of that first project at USC, Alec and Amplify have been focused on growing their development pipeline, with exciting new projects in Woodland Hills CA, Tempe, Arizona, Fullerton CA and a second project at USC, currently under construction/development.


Amplify is guided by the principle that every project deserves its own unique design and programming solution. Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.”


“The Amplify team prides itself on our ability to continuously adapt to the changing needs of the communities and municipalities that we serve. We are committed to using the Amplify platform to development projects that entire communities can be proud of,” Alec shares.



Alec Paddock

Managing Partner

Amplify Development Company

9724 Washington Blvd, Suite 200, Culver City, CA 90232


LinkedIn: Alec Paddock

Download the magazine and see Alec's feature on page 34.

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