Shawn Cloonan Joins McCord as General Counsel

One of the World’s Largest Commercial Developments Continues to Grow Team and Plans for the Future. 

McCord, sole owner of Houston’s Generation Park, has announced the recent hire of Shawn W. Cloonan as General Counsel. Bringing over 15 years of legal experience, Cloonan will oversee all legal aspects, advance life science initiatives and advise on strategic development projects across the development company.

“I am honored to join the McCord team as they accelerate their investments to positively impact future generations of Houstonians and beyond,” said General Counsel, Shawn Cloonan. “Generation Park, with its strategic geographical location and unprecedented master planning, has enormous opportunity to attract key corporate partners, including those in the life sciences, to Houston.”

Prior to joining McCord, Cloonan served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Texas Medical Center. During his tenure, Cloonan lead efforts to grow life science commercialization, including the development of the TMC Innovation Institute, and implement multi-institutional collaborative initiatives.

“We’re excited for Shawn to join our team as we prepare to unveil plans for the future of McCord and Generation Park,” said President of McCord, Ryan McCord. “With his experience in the life sciences and innovation, Shawn will be instrumental in ensuring the success of our current and forthcoming projects.”

Cloonan has previously represented clients in real estate and development, bond financings, general counsel matters and legislative and governmental affairs. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and sits on its Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

In 2013, Cloonan received the Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award and was previously named to the Top 100 Irish Lawyers in America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law.

For more information about Generation Park and current leasing or sales opportunities, visit generationpark.com.

About Generation Park

Generation Park, an innovative business and lifestyle destination, is a master-planned enterprise in Houston, Texas. Over a quarter the size of Manhattan and with convenient access to all major land, air and sea transportation corridors in Houston, Generation Park is driving the expansion of one of Houston fastest growing economic and residential centers, Lake Houston. Generation Park’s flagship entertainment and lifestyle destination, Redemption Square, is home to a growing collection of curated retailers, restaurants, and many future developments. For more information, please visit generationpark.com.

About McCord

McCord is a Houston-based opportunistic real estate company with a longstanding track record of creating substantial value through the acquisition, development and management of office, industrial, land, single family, and multifamily assets. Since 1973, McCord has acquired or developed over $2 billion in successful projects across the United States. To learn more, visit mccord.com.

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