Dan McFarland “Mac” Chandler III
May 24, 1967 – September 30, 2022
The Chandler family is saddened to share that Mac Chandler has passed on from an aggressive brain cancer, first diagnosed in December 2021.
Mac is survived by his wife of 24 years, Michelle (Luglan) and his daughters Cora Elizabeth and Willa Catherine, his father Dan McFarland Chandler Jr., sisters Sally Chandler, Cissy Chandler (John Privett), and Lindy Fisher (Damon), parents-in-law Cyndy and Richard Collins, and sisters-in-law Lisa Bacharach (Jonti) and Danielle Nielsen (Zach). Mac was predeceased by his mother Rusty (Carla Craig) Chandler and brother-in-law Thomas Tetreault.
Mac is also survived by 6 nieces, 4 nephews and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, first and second cousins, all an integral part of his life.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hancock Park, Mac graduated from Loyola High School. He then earned a BA/Urban Planning, MBA and a Masters in Real Estate Development from University of Southern California.
Mac was passionate about real estate development; he loved his craft and was grateful to work with talented people, many of whom became close friends. Mac spent 20 years with Regency Centers, a national real estate investment trust, most recently as EVP/CIO. He felt fortunate to have his career culminate as CEO/President of PS Business Parks Inc. (NYSE) where he was instrumental in the sale of PSBP to Blackstone Inc.
Mac experienced an exceptional life, the pillars of which were his cherished family, his lifelong friendships, and his steadfast faith.
He traveled to more than 65 countries, in many of which he pursued his passions for fly fishing, skiing and golf. He was a member of the Urban Land Institute (former chair of small- scale development), California Business Properties Development, The Los Angeles Country Club and The Jonathan Club, and he was honored to serve on the Investment Committee of his alma mater, Loyola High School.
Mac formed lifelong friendships starting in grade school, and continuing through Loyola and USC, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, serving as President. Mac was also committed to mentoring others, be it in business, in life decisions or in faith; in return, the exemplary support from friends, colleagues, his family and his parish sustained him throughout this past year.
Primarily, Mac was dedicated and devoted to his loving wife Michelle and his cherished daughters Cora and Willa. After marrying in La Jolla in 1998, they moved from Manhattan Beach to Great Falls, Virginia. Their love for family and friends prompted their return to La
Canada in 2006. La Canada is where the Chandlers found their community, including St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church.
Together, Mac and Michelle built a home that hosted countless gatherings for friends, family and community outreach. Mac loved to serve; always a gracious and welcoming host, he modeled to us all what it means to be “a man for others.”
The Chandler family wishes to thank their friends and community, and Mac’s doctors and USC Keck, UCLA and Verdugo Hills for their kind support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Chandler-Fisher scholarship fund at Loyola High School. www.loyolahs.edu/Chandler-Fisher