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About Us

Red Oak Investments seeks to redevelop urban property in ways that contribute to vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods. We create sensitive projects in partnership with our city planners. We deploy capital responsibly and profitably for our investment partners.

Red Oak Investments Mission

Our Mission

To serve God in the marketplace by being a good, profitable, and lasting real estate developer.

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Guiding Principles

  • To build excellent projects.
  • To look after our people, their families, and their careers.
  • To implement the best ideas in urban planning.
  • To treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
  • To improve the neighborhoods and cities where we build.
  • To maintain the highest ethical standards in our business.
  • To think long term.


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Board of Advisors

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Stephen J. Duffy

Managing Director, Moss Adams Capital

Mr. Duffy is a Managing Director and the leader of the real estate consulting and investment banking business in Moss Adams Capital. He has over 27 years of real estate consulting and capital markets experience. Mr. Duffy has been a partner at both Kenneth Leventhal & Company and Ernst & Young LLP. In addition, he has operating executive experience as a chief operating officer, principal and managing principal in the multi-family industry and the institutional real estate private equity sector. Mr. Duffy has worked with a wide variety of the leading private and public real estate operating companies across product types, the capital stack (equity investors and lenders), and domestic and international markets. He has significant experience in restructuring, capital markets and strategic planning and he has been involved in numerous capital transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions within the industry over a number of real estate cycles. He has spoken on these topics in a variety of industry forums over his career. Mr. Duffy is a full member of the Urban Land Institute. He has a B.S. in Economics as well as an MBA from Fordham University.

Kevin Andrade

Astrophysics Doctoral Candidate, UC Irvine

Kevin was a member of the senior management for Trammell Crow Residential and its spinoff, Mill Creek Residential Trust. During his 18 years with those companies, he led the development of approximately $1.5 billion of multi-family product in California, Washington and Oregon. He was also a member of the TCR Management Board and the Mill Creek Residential Investment Committee. He retired from Mill Creek Residential in 2013. Prior to TCR and MCR, he developed real estate in Central California for his own account. Kevin received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and was a Hughes Fellow. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Fresno State University in 1985, Summa Cum Laude. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in astrophysics at University of California, Irvine. He is an advisory board member of Red Oak Investments, a private multifamily development firm based in Irvine, California. He also volunteers for Families Forward, a non-profit organization providing transitional housing and homelessness prevention services.

John Shea

Chairman, J.F. Shea Company

John has been running the J.F. Shea Company with his cousins Edmund and Peter since 1958. Together, the three Sheas have nurtured the J.F. Shea Company from a heavy construction company into a diversified real estate conglomerate. Shea Properties, the income property side of the company, has developed and currently owns 7,000 apartments and 5 million square feet of commercial real estate. Shea Homes, the homebuilding side of the company, is the largest privately-owned homebuilder in the United States. Outside of his considerable business accomplishments, John Shea’s life has been committed to two things: family—they are proud parents of eight children and grandparents to 23 children, and helping those less fortunate.

Brinton Young


Most recently, Brinton served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning at Earthlink Networks from April 2001 to September 2005. In that role he had responsibility for identifying and evaluating major investment opportunities in technology or business development, as well as large acquisitions. From 1996 to 2001, he held various vice-presidential positions at Earthlink in marketing, operations, and strategic planning. From 1989 to 1996, he was President of Young and Associates, a firm specializing in strategic planning for technology-based ventures and high-growth companies. From 1984 to 1989 he was a Partner at Fletcher and Company, where he provided similar consulting services. Prior to that, Brinton was a consultant for three years at the Boston Consulting Group, a large firm providing consulting in corporate strategy for Fortune 500 firms. Brinton holds a JD from Harvard Law School ’79, an MBA from Harvard Business School ’79 , and a BS in Physics from Yale ’74. Brinton is currently retired and building a go-kart for his son.