Bryan McFarland is a native of Palmer, Alaska, and received a degree in construction management from California State University.

McFarland started his career in Alaska. While attending college, he worked summers as a heavy equipment operator (Local 302 Operating Engineers) on the North Slope, constructing haul roads and drill pads that serviced the pipeline in Prudhoe Bay. He then interned with an engineering management company in Anchorage as an assistant project manager on the $120 million Providence Hospital expansion.

After graduating, Bryan moved full time to Anchorage, where he worked for two firms, Locher Interests Limited, and Development Managers Inc. During these seven years he oversaw the ground up development and redevelopment of grocery anchored shopping centers throughout Alaska, including new stores in Dutch Harbor and Homer, and redevelopment of existing stores in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Kenai.

He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, where he served on the Centerbuild Program Committee. Bryan is extremely active in his community, where he has coached little league and lacrosse, and is presently the Chairman of the Board for the Evergreen Rodeo Association. Bryan resides in Evergreen with his wife Michele, daughter Maddy, and son Cole.

" Ideally this would be a quote that inspired you to take your own path and become who you are today"

– Isaac Cole McFarland


Life Today

Before forming Denali Development Group at the end of 2018, Bryan C. McFarland was Principal in charge of development for Alberta Development Partners from 2002 until November 2018. Prior to that he was with The Mills Corporation from 1996 to 2002. Bryan oversaw development of 16 local, regional, and national retail and mixed-use shopping centers over this time, totaling over 14 million SF with a combined project cost in excess of $2.5 billion.

The projects McFarland managed ran the gamut from 60,000 SF strip centers to 1.7 million SF regional ground up shopping centers. However, he received the greatest satisfaction working on redevelopment projects, taking dead or dying malls and working with the team to infuse new life and vibrancy into these properties.

Over the years he has developed strong and lasting relationships with best of class individuals and firms in the industry across the country and is skilled at assembling the best possible team for each development and/or redevelopment project.