Board of Directors
P. Roski, Jr.
Edward P. Roski, Jr. is chairman and chief executive
officer of one of the oldest and largest privately
held real estate companies in the United States.
Ranked as the No. 1 Real Estate Developer in Los
Angeles for over fifteen years, Majestic Realty Co.
owns, manages, and leases in excess of 73,000,000
sq. ft. of property for clients across the nation.
Mr. Roski is co-owner of the Los Angeles Kings and
Lakers. Combining his love of sports with his
passion for business, he played a critical role in
developing the teams’ new arena. Majestic led the
L.A. Arena Company’s efforts to create the STAPLES
Center. Now a landmark in Downtown Los Angeles,
STAPLES is considered the entertainment capital of
the entertainment capital.
A generous philanthropist, Mr. Roski personally
commits his time and resources to countless civic
organizations throughout Los Angeles. The extensive
list includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the
Cathedral of our Lady of Angels, March of Dimes,
Friends of Child Advocates, Inner City Arts, Boys
and Girls Clubs, Public Council, and The City of
In addition, in 2002, he initiated the Majestic
Realty Foundation whose charitable giving and
community outreach focuses on youth, family,
education, health, and violence prevention. The
foundation makes grants of over 2 million dollars
Roski also takes an active role in the city’s
cultural and educational development, serving on the
boards of LACMA, the Bowers Museum, The California
Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles County, and the Los Angeles Sports &
Entertainment Commission. Mr. Roski also serves on
the Board of Regents at Loyola High School, as well
as the Board of Trustees at the University of
Southern California; most recently he was appointed
to the board of the National Geographic Society.
For his relentless efforts on behalf of the
community, he has received numerous awards and civic
honors, including: Project Restore’s Los Angeles
Heritage Award, for his commitment to the
restoration of downtown LA, and the Spirit of Los
Angeles Award (Eddy Award) for his civic involvement
and dedication. The City of Hope awarded him their
prestigious “The Spirit of Life” Award, and he was
honored with the Oxford cup by the General
Fraternity of Beta Theta Pi. The University of
Southern California awarded Mr. Roski the Asa V.
Call Award, which recognizes alumni who have
demonstrated exceptional commitment to the
University and to the community by giving generously
of their time, energy and leadership. The Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars honored him
with their 2006 Public Service award, and most
recently the Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr.
Roski the 2006 Businessperson of the Year.
Outside his civic and professional endeavors, Mr.
Roski’s great love is travel. His passion for
adventure has entitled him membership in the famed
Explorers Club. He has climbed to Base Camp at Mt.
Everest, K2, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, rode his bike
across Mongolia, Russia, and Burma, and has made
several deep water dives throughout New Guinea. He
has traveled to some of most remote reaches of the
Globe, and is an avid collector of African and
Ed Roski was born in Oklahoma and raised in Southern
California where he graduated from the University of
Southern California in 1962 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in finance and real estate. He served
as an officer in the United States Marines from 1962
to 1966 where he was decorated for bravery with two
purple hearts. He now resides in Los Angeles with
his wife Gayle Garner Roski, with whom he has three
children and five grandchildren.
Mr. Valley is Sr. Vice President and member of the
board of Directors with over thirty five years of
service to the Majestic Team. As a senior
development partner Mr. Valley is responsible for
the ownership representation and asset management of
numerous significant Majestic Projects.
Responsibilities include Site accusation
development, leasing, and project supervision thru
completion. Mr. Valley Graduated from the University
of Idaho served in the United States Marine Corps,
reaching the rank of Captain. He has served as
President of the Bob Rope Cancer Foundation for over
twenty five years. Mr. Valley is also a member of
the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(University Educational Trust).
H. Semcken, III
John Semcken joined Majestic Realty Co. in February
1996 as Vice President and was responsible for the
development of the $400 million Staples Center for
the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Clippers, Sparks and
Avengers. He has recently completed a $30 million
renovation of the Pacific Palms Conference Resort.
In addition, John is the development partner for a
310 acre industrial development totaling greater
than 6 million square feet in Riverside, California.
He is also active in identifying new opportunities
for Majestic's vast commercial real estate
portfolio. He is currently developing projects in
Los Angeles, Redlands, San Bernardino, Riverside,
Houston, Texas and Tijuana, Mexico. Overall
Semcken’s projects, which include industrial,
office, hospitality and retail development total
more than 10 million square feet.
Prior to Majestic, John's real estate experience
centered on office development and leasing with the
prominent Los Angeles and National real estate firms
Smith & Hricik Urban Development, Inc., Gerald Hines
Interest and the Charles Dunn Company.
Mr. Semcken is a 1978 graduate of the United States
Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. After
graduation from the Academy he attended Naval Flight
training and was selected to fly fighters at Miramar
Naval Air Station in San Diego, California. He was
selected to attend and graduated from the
prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School "TOPGUN" in
His military career included eight years as a Navy
Fighter Pilot, completing more than 250 carrier
landings and 1,130 flight hours in the F-14 TOMCAT
and other military aircraft. He was selected by the
Navy to act as the technical advisor and Navy
liaison for the motion picture "Top Gun".
Mr. Semcken is extremely active in community and
charitable organizations. 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
Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America,
Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Partners, the Civic
Alliance, the Sports Business Institute Advisory
Board, and the US Naval Academy Foundation Board of
John, his wife Mee Hae, and his two sons, Reed and
Jack, reside in San Marino, California.