BRIAN D. PARNO | Chief Operating Officer

Brian Parno serves as Chief Operating Officer of Stirling Development. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development and as COO, he is responsible for Stirling’s overall real estate development activities. Parno’s vast background encompasses projects in virtually all market sectors including office, R&D, retail, hospitality and industrial.

Prior to joining Stirling in 2006, he was Vice President of Design and Construction for the Watson Land Company and was responsible for all development, design and construction for the company. Parno also served as Vice President/Regional Manager for the Wentz Group, where he was responsible for all company operations in Southern California.

Prior to his time at Wentz, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Snyder Langston Builders. He assisted in restructuring the firm’s operating units and managed the corporate marketing and sales functions. He started his career in 1976 at The Dominion Company/Bentall Group in Vancouver, Canada. After numerous positions in several cities, encompassing a wide range of technical, managerial and marketing duties, he came to Southern California in 1997 to lead the company’s U.S. operations.

Parno currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Inland Empire Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is current President of the Global Access Business Association.

Parno earned a diploma in Construction Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a Marketing and Business Administration Diploma from the Alberta Institute of Technology, and a Building Design Diploma from Vancouver College.