Team Members

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Gregory R. Malin Chief Executive Officer

Gregory R. Malin, is the Chief Executive Officer of Troon Pacific, Inc., a real estate development and investment management company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Malin is responsible for its acquisitions, oversight and development planning, and brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, creativity and vision with regard to real estate finance, asset management and planning. Mr. Malin envisions a future that we can live in a better built environment, one that enhances our wellbeing, is sustainable for the environment, healthier to live in, and of superior quality. Mr. Malin invests in both residential and commercial real estate, where he has the opportunity to deliver this type of high performance, healthier and sustainable properties, and brings with him a significant background with complex mixed use and master plan developments, as well as intricate commercial projects. Mr. Malin’s background includes founding, directing and supervising worldwide operations for a full service international real estate services organization, which was involved with the asset management of a broad range of asset types including office, retail, multi-family and industrial.

Mr. Malin has been a passionate supporter of the performing and fine arts in San Francisco, such as SFMOMA, SF Opera Guild, and ODC. He is a Board Member of the San Francisco Zoological Society, serves on the Leadership Council of the San Francisco Education Fund and Residence Hall Committee for San Francisco Music Conservatory. He is also actively engaged with international organizations that focus on environmental research and women’s health, most notably through the Kew and Voss Foundations.

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Charlot D. Malin Co-founder, COO, Director of Design(b.1968 – d.2017)

An accomplished Interior Designer and Design Director, Charlot D. Malin founded Troon Pacific with her husband, Greg Malin, and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of the firm’s overall design team for over 16 years. Renowned for her European sensibility, her originality, and her creativity with design, her roster of notable interior design projects include LEED Platinum luxury residences, numerous residences and wineries in the Napa/Sonoma area, the 464 Prospect luxury development in La Jolla, California, George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch Sound Studios, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Provo, Utah, and the Hassayampa Golf and Country Club in Prescott, Arizona. Charlot was active in the San Francisco Community as the President of the San Francisco Opera Guild, Chairman of SFMOMA’s Artist Circle, and served on the Board of SFMOMA, The Voss Foundation, The American Norwegian Cultural Foundation, and the Norway House Foundation. Charlot’s design direction and generous community spirit live on through Troon Pacific’s projects and commitment to volunteer service and ongoing support of arts, cultural, educational, and environmental organizations.

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Allison N. Janes Senior Design and Sustainability Manager

Allison Janes is the Senior Design and Sustainability Manager for Troon Pacific, Inc. Prior to joining the team at the beginning of 2017, Allison managed construction of ultra-premium residential projects exploring the cutting edge of environmental sustainability, healthy material initiatives, and distinctive design for one of the top general contractors in the Bay Area. She has a passion for art and innovation, and a drive to engage, explore, and create. Her unique and multifaceted background in the architecture and construction industries incorporates perspective gained from the architect’s seat, the client’s seat, and the builder’s seat, and has shaped her “boots-on-the-ground” approach to bring repeated success to conceptual goals and aspirations. Allison holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Sustainable Environments from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

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Kelley A. Faulkner Director of Communications and Human Resources

Kelley transitioned from the non-profit sector to the world of high performance real estate in 2016. In the communications realm, she oversees marketing and public relations initiatives, serves as the neighbor liaison for residential projects, manages communications and events, and oversees Troon Pacific’s B-Corps status and engagement. In the Human Resources realm, she works with the team to build on the foundation laid by Greg and Charlot, developing a positive company culture focused on learning, excelling and giving back to the community. Kelley brings over fifteen years of experience in a wide range of leadership positions with state and county government and non-profit organizations focused on supporting people with disabilities and the performing arts. She has worked in Seattle, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and has developed and managed teams to create innovative programs, making lasting contributions to the various communities of which she has been a part. Kelley has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Olaf College, studied theatre and acting at the University of Washington and the Atlantic Acting School.

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Lisa K. Gunther Construction Manager

Lisa Gunther is the Construction Manager for Troon Pacific, Inc. and Impact Builders, LLC. She brings over 25 years of managerial experience in the technical fields and expertise in the design and installation of complex electrical systems for high end custom homes. Lisa works with Troon Pacific’s General Contractor team, Impact Builders, to ensure projects are built to Troon Standards, on time, and on budget. Strong and direct communication, ability to multi-task and think on her feet and her ability to problem solve quick and efficient solutions have contributed to her projects success. Her tenacity ensures that even that last 5% gets completed.

In addition to managing high end custom home projects, Lisa was a senior project manager in commercial electrical construction working for Union shops such as ACE & Rosendin Electric. She also managed a team of engineers and production staff to set up a global digital satellite network and was in charge of the video transmissions. She toured around the world managing a team of multimedia engineers and production staff to conduct global events that included audio, video, satellite, translation, and lighting.

A native New Yorker, Lisa has lived in the Bay Area for 20 years. A long time student / practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, Lisa resonates with Troon Pacific’s mission around wellness.

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Sarah A. Sabatano Property Manager

Sarah graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with a degree in Pastry Arts and a Bachelors in Business Management. Starting in Washington, D.C., Sarah was on the opening team for a number of restaurants before she traded the east coast for the west and managed the CIA’s Illy Cafe. Since then, Sarah has expanded her skill set in the events world both as a Chef and Manager—from planning to executing events, Sarah’s expertise has allowed her to stay calm under pressure and deliver flawless results. Her focused, highly organized, and detail-oriented personality has led to her wearing many hats at Troon Pacific as a Property Manager who handles maintenance contracts, marketing efforts, and floral design as well as coordinating and overseeing all events for Troon Pacific.