From the STAPLES Center to Grand Crossing The same team that developed STAPLES Center has finalized plans and received approval for the home of L.A.'s next NFL franchise. Majestic Realty Co. is a family owned and operated industry leader headquartered in Southern California.
After 15 years without an NFL Team, Majestic is poised to return a football franchise with local ownership who is committed to the fan base and vested in the community.
Ed Roski holds a firm belief that sports teams are an important part of the fabric of a city. As co-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings, Roski's expertise in real estate development played a key role in the development of the STAPLES Center. Majestic Realty Co. led the efforts to create the STAPLES Center, a landmark in Downtown Los Angeles. Now, Roski's team is on course to return the NFL to Los Angeles with the development of Los Angeles Stadium on a 600-acre site just east of downtown.
Roski is the chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty Co., one of the oldest and the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States. Roski's team has been rated as the No. 1 real estate developer in Los Angeles for over ten years. Majestic owns, manages and leases over 73,000,000-sq. ft. of property for clients across the nation.
Prior to Majestic, Roski served as an officer in the United States Marines, where he was decorated for bravery with two Purple Hearts. Service is a defining subject in Roski's life. In addition to his service in the military, the Majestic Foundation donates over $2 million annually to community service organizations focusing on youth, family, education, health and violence prevention throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Roski’s passion for education, the community and football extends to his beloved University of Southern California where he serves as chairman of the board of trustees.
Roski resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Gayle Garner Roski, with whom he has three children and five grandchildren.
John Semcken has gone from Top Gun pilot in the United States Navy to point man at Majestic Realty Co. Since joining Majestic in 1996, Semcken has helped transform downtown Los Angeles by leading the team who developed the $400 million STAPLES Center. The stadium, now a city landmark, plays host to over 300 events each year and is home to the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Sparks and hundreds of concerts and other entertainment events. Semcken was responsible for the entire development including land acquisition, eminent domain, city ground leases, entitlements and design for the arena and surrounding areas.
Currently, Semcken is directing Majestic's efforts to build L.A.'s next great destination, Los Angeles Football Stadium. Semcken is responsible for the development of the 600-acre property that includes the stadium and nearly three million square feet of team facilities, retail and office uses.
A turning point in Semcken's career was his service as a Top Gun pilot. Recognized as one of the best pilots during his time in the Navy, Semcken earned a spot in the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun.
Service has always defined Semcken's career, and that is evident today with his work in the community. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce where he also serves on its executive committee, the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA, the Executive Committee and President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America, the Civic Alliance and the US Naval Academy Foundation Board of Trustees. Semcken is also co-founder of The Land of the Free Foundation.
John, his wife Mee Hae, and their two sons, Reed and Jack, reside in San Marino, and their Daughter Rebecca attends Law School at the University of Maryland.
From college quarterback to political advisor, Taylor Talt has navigated the upper echelons of American politics and Southern California football. After a standout career at quarterback for San Marino High School, Talt walked-on at USC, playing quarterback behind Heisman winner, Carson Palmer. Immediately following college, Talt worked in the White House and served as a senior aide for Vice President Dick Cheney during the 2004 re-election campaign.
Currently, Talt is the NFL Project executive for Majestic Realty's bid to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles. In this role, Talt oversees grassroots marketing, public relations and project development. To date, Talt has presented the Los Angeles Stadium project to hundreds of executives and government officials from across the country.
Talt currently resides in Santa Monica.
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