Bringing world-class design and a detailed-oriented approach, MP Los Angeles concentrates on handcrafted urban infill projects.Currently focused in Hollywood, the MPLA team entitles, builds, and operates developments that enhance and transform neighborhoods.
MP Los Angeles is focused on exceptional projects that honor Hollywood’s iconic history while driving innovation forward.
Hollywood Center will artfully preserve the Capital Records Building and reimagine the neighborhood surrounding it in the context of a new Hollywood. This project will address the community’s most pressing needs – from affordable housing and environmental stewardship to neighborhood enhancement and historic preservation.
Sunset + Wilcox is a creative mixed-use office experience that will further Hollywood’s transformation into a true work-live neighborhood. Specifically designed with the media, technology and entertainment industries in mind, the proposed project will offer world-class, healthy and sustainable office spaces while enhancing the area with neighborhood-serving restaurants and retailers.
With all of its projects, MP Los Angeles is committed to improving our surrounding communities for generations to come.
Mario J. Palumbo Jr. is the managing partner of MP Los Angeles overseeing the development of Hollywood Center. With decades of experience creating large-scale, transformational, mixed-use projects, Palumbo is devoted to working with the Hollywood community and elected officials to ensure that the Hollywood Center project will thrive as a significant development serving residents, locals, and visitors alike.
Palumbo received his JD from the Stanford Law School and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University, from which he graduated summa cum laude.
Michael Gargano is Managing Director of MP Los Angeles and Argent Ventures LLC. Gargano is responsible for structuring and financing new acquisitions and for overseeing development, leasing, and management of the firm’s properties. Prior to joining MP Los Angeles and Argent, Gargano was a real estate attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where he represented institutional and government clients on major real estate development and financing transactions.
Gargano is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. He holds a BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a JD from Boston University.
Joseph A. Mariani, Jr. is the project manager for MP Los Angeles’ Hollywood Center development. As the former Associate Executive Director of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Mariani worked closely with community members, property owners, investment trusts, and the city’s economic development team on strategic initiatives to bring Hollywood back as the true heart of Los Angeles. In his current role, Mariani is excited about bringing affordable senior units and needed amenities, such as open green space, to the core of Hollywood.
A proud Angeleno, Mariani is a distinguished honors graduate from the University of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA.