Executive Bios

John Tynan

John Tynan is the President of TynanGroup, Inc. which he founded in Santa Barbara, California nearly two decades ago. Twenty years and over $4 billion of development experience has made John Tynan one of the most respected project managers in the country. His wealth of exposure involving commercial, industrial, and residential development has benefited some of the biggest corporations in America.

As president of TynanGroup, Inc., Mr. Tynan has developed a full-service consulting firm with offices strategically located across the country. His company's achievement is attributed to its understanding of all facets of project processes and development.

Prior to founding TynanGroup, Mr. Tynan spent nearly a decade managing the construction of several luxury resort and hotel projects for Hyatt Development Corporation. As Vice President of Planning and Construction, Mr. Tynan successfully oversaw the entitlements, design management and construction of some $1.5 billion dollars in project expenditures and a total field force of over 9000 people.

John Tynan is a frequent speaker with industry and trade publications as well as conventions and Fortune 500 corporate retreats. Recently, Irish American Magazine named Mr. Tynan one of its “Business 100.” Mr. Tynan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


David W. Odell
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

David Odell is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Development for TynanGroup, Inc. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Odell is responsible for all financial aspects of the corporation, including the oversight of the company's Finance Department. In addition, Mr. Odell leads the firm’s Real Estate Development Division, where he integrates his finance background into due diligence and deal structuring.

Mr. Odell has been with TynanGroup for more than a decade and brings with him countless experience in public finance and accounting, with an emphasis in real estate and business tax. Not only is he indispensable to the company, but he successfully manages the double-digit growth TynanGroup experiences every year and positions the company to take advantage of the upsurge in the real estate development and hospitality industries. Due to Mr. Odell's foresight and outstanding business acumen, TynanGroup has accomplished several high-profile commercial real estate transactions.

Previously, Mr. Odell was a Senior Accountant at Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner and Morrisset, Inc. where he was responsible for audits, reviews, financial statements and corporate, partnership, estate and individual tax planning and preparation. He is an alumnus of Westmont College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business.


Brian Nystuen
Senior Vice President

Brian Nystuen is the Senior Vice President of TynanGroup, Inc. and oversees all project-related activities in Arizona and the Southwest region. With over twenty years in the hospitality industry and over ten years with TynanGroup, Mr. Nystuen’s expertise in handling large, complex projects has proven invaluable to the success of the company. His project management skills include all phases of entitlement, project programming, design development, construction, and the complete scope of project administration.

From a construction standpoint, Mr. Nystuen is experienced in bid and contract negotiations, design team selection and coordination, overall field supervision, budget and schedule development/control, management of site inspections and project quality control. Managerially, Mr. Nystuen is adept at handling all supervisory elements of project team management and maintains a proven track record of completing projects within budget and on schedule.

Some of Mr. Nystuen’s notable accomplishments include the 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, the 500-room Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Arizona, the St Regis Aspen Resort and Spa in Aspen, Colorado, and the Hyatt Regency Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mr. Nystuen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, College of Engineering/Division of Construction.