About KiernanWest

KiernanWest is a privately owned real estate development and acquisition company with a long-term investment strategy that provides build-to-suit services for credit tenants across the United States and Canada. Formed as a partnership between families that have come together for a mutual purpose: to build long-term cash flow through real estate acquisition and development and to fulfill our philanthropic endowment.

Through loyalty to our clients, development team members and lending institutions, KiernanWest builds dynamic relationships with established and like-minded companies enabling us to continuously deliver projects on time and within budget.

Founded in 1995 as the Kiernan Companies by Kevin Kiernan, our first major project was a commercial interchange in Green Valley, Arizona. We constructed a Holiday Inn Express, Burger King, Sears, restaurants, and apartments, as well as sold parcels to Dairy Queen, Union 76, a Ford Dealership, and a car wash operator. The momentum led to numerous build-to-suit opportunities for clients including Del Taco, Office Max, ITT Technical School, restaurants, multi-tenant office buildings, Fortune 50 companies, and more.

In 2010 a partnership formed with Gary and Mary West creating KiernanWest with the specific purpose of creating a portfolio of charitable assets as endowments to our charitable giving. Clients can trust that each facility is structurally sound and built to their specification because KiernanWest’s scope of work extends beyond the acquisition and construction period. Everything we build, we build with the intention of holding forever. Whether it’s an expansion or a retrofit, as a long-term landlord, KiernanWest’s clients can depend on us. This commitment to our clients and has led to 100% of our new business stemming from repeat clients.

Kevin & Patricia Kiernan

Capital & Managing Partners

In addition to a career of over 30 years in real estate development, Kevin and Patricia Kiernan have always had a focus on civic involvement and philanthropic endeavors. Married for 30 years, Kevin and Patricia have been blessed with a fulfilling family life, raising four children and running a successful business.

Gary & Mary West

Capital Partners

Gary and Mary West founded West Corporation in 1986 and together they grew the company to over 30,000 employees. They took the company public for the first time in 1996 valued at $1.4B. By 1999, West Corp was generating over $500M in annual revenue. Gary and Mary West have been married 51 years. They are now solely focused on deploying their assets for their philanthropic passions.


The Gary and Mary West Foundation’s mission is to enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

The Kiernan Family Charitable Fund focuses it’s efforts on Kidney Cancer Research.

Disclaimer: some of our clients have asked to not be highlighted.