San Diego Business Journal

Art Engel

Principal, Fifth Avenue Landing LLC

Art Engel is a partner along with Ray Carpenter in Fifth Avenue Landing LLC. They lease waterfront property adjacent to the convention center, which the city wants to use for expansion. Fifth Avenue Landing and hotel developer Robert Green have proposed building an 830-room hotel on the site. Engel and his family have long been involved in businesses connected to the region’s waterfront, founding Southwest Marine to repair Navy Ships, which they later sold, Marine Group Boat Works in Chula Vista and San Diego Harbor Excursions.

Alma Mater

University of California, San Diego