Ian M. Gill has more than 40 years of experience in real estate development, home building, and general contracting. His diverse background encompasses residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and mixed use projects with an emphasis on urban and redevelopment projects. During his career he has developed and built in excess of 5,000 multi-family residential units.
In addition to being a founding Managing Partner at Silvergate Development, LLC, Gill is co-owner and President of Highland Partnership, Inc., a locally owned and operated general contractor, based in San Diego.
Prior to Silvergate, Gill served as a project executive for the Centre City Development Corporation’s (CCDC) creation and implementation of the Downtown San Diego Ballpark District. One of his primary roles involved coordinating the agency’s activities and interfacing with City Staff, the Padres, and Master Developer on all aspects of the fifty-two block project, including PETCO Park.
Most recently Gill has been involved within the real estate development community serving as Director on the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Urban Council, Board Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Southern California Chapter), and Chairman – Technical Advisory Committee to the San Diego City Council Land Use and Housing Committee.
Previously, he has served as Past President of Lambda Alpha International, Past State Director of the California BIA, Past President – San Diego Chapter of BIA, and Past Chairman/ Founding Member of the Commercial Industrial Council of BIA.
Academically, Gill currently serves as Adjunct Professor at University of San Diego (USD) for the Master of Science in Real Estate program, Chairperson to the Policy Advisory Board at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at USD, and Serves on the Executive Committee of the Chancellors Community Advisory Board for UCSD.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland he holds a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate and Construction and is a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Quantity Surveying Division) in Great Britain. He holds a Class B General Contractor’s license in the State of California, and is LEEDTM Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.