President/Chief Executive Officer
John J. Dutra was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007. As CEO, he is committed to building on the company’s unrivaled reputation of partnering with local entities, political leaders, property owners and builders. John strongly believes in providing quality, personal integrity and a high level of service in all endeavors.
From 1980 to 1987, John worked for Hewlett-Packard in its Corporate Manufacturing Division. At HP, he was selected among 20 candidates to receive their prestigious Mechanical Engineering scholarship. From 1987 to 1995, John served as a financial officer for several lending institutions, including the Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and the American Bankers Acceptance Corporation, where he was consistently ranked as ABA’s top-producing finance officer. From 1996 to 2006, while at The Home Loan Group as a Senior Loan Officer, Mr. Dutra served as Dutra Enterprises, Inc.’s Vice-President in charge of Operations, overseeing building management.
Since John’s promotion to CEO, the company immediately commenced construction of Plaza Los Olivos, a new commercial/retail center in the heart of Fremont’s Mission San Jose. As Project Manager, he was responsible for construction of Plaza Los Olivos and all leasing efforts. John also managed the renovation, modernization and leasing of the company’s portfolio in Pleasanton and Fremont. Since 2007, DEI’s holdings have increased from approximately 40,000 square feet to nearly 190,000 square feet in 2016.
In 2008, John was appointed to the City of Fremont’s Economic Development Advisory Commission, where he served two terms and Chaired the committee twice. He currently serves as Vice-Chair to the Recreation Commission after being appointed by Mayor Bill Harrison. John is the current Chair of the Annual Fremont Prayer Breakfast, serves on the Board for Niles Rotary as its Director of Club Administration, and is a Trustee for the Washington Hospital Foundation.