Pulte Homes named David Smith president of Jacksonville Operations for the company’s North Florida division. Smith was the Pulte division president in Jacksonville until 2007.
“I’m thrilled to be back as a member of the Pulte team and am looking forward to leading efforts to grow our Jacksonville market share,” Smith said. “The company is committed to the market and ready to increase our investment level and build on the success we have experienced to date.”
Smith returns to Pulte after more than five years with AV Homes as its Jacksonville division president.
“We want to grow to a comfortable level in Jacksonville that’s sustainable in the marketplace and be able to offer our world-class customer service and products to more homebuyers,” said Peter Keane, Florida area president of Pulte Homes.
Pulte’s building activity in North Florida is concentrated in the Nocatee, Twin Creeks and Palencia communities.
“We are involved with a variety of impressive communities in Jacksonville already,” Keane said. “Now we are looking to expand and take advantage of all the great opportunities that are available.”
Reported by Jacksonville Daily Record (January 25, 2018)
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CalAtlantic Homes continues its acquisition of regional builders, even as it is set to merge with Lennar in a $9.3 billion deal that will create the nation’s largest homebuilder.
The homebuilder’s latest acquisition is the homebuilding operations of Utah’s Candlelight Homes, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the Utah market.
As a result of the deal, CalAtlantic now owns or controls an additional 2,500 homesites across 19 communities, 10 of which are actively selling. The company expects the remainder of the communities to open in 2019.
Back in December, CalAtlantic announced the acquisition of Home South Communities, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the Atlanta metro market.
CalAtlantic also said that it extended employment offers to all employees of Candlelight Homes who were engaged in the company’s homebuilding business.
Dave Prolo, Utah division president for CalAtlantic Homes, said the acquisition will help the company grow its presence in Utah.
“Candlelight Homes has built a reputation for offering innovative, beautiful home designs in locations where discerning homebuyers want to live,” Prolo said.
“This acquisition provides CalAtlantic with a diverse portfolio of homesites, which accommodate homes ranging from 1,100 to 4,000 square feet located throughout northern Utah County, Salt Lake County and southern Davis County,” Prolo continued. “This exciting acquisition aligns with CalAtlantic's commitment to provide exceptional homeownership opportunities to buyers across the home buying spectrum.”
Joe Salisbury, partner of Candlelight Homes, said the deal will be good for Utah homebuyers.
“Utah’s strong economy offers a tremendous opportunity for CalAtlantic to expand upon the success Candlelight Homes has already achieved in the Salt Lake City market,” Salisbury said. “We are confident CalAtlantic’s core values and resources will enhance the value and expand opportunities available to Utah homebuyers.”
Reported by Housing Wire (January 19, 2018)
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HHHunt Corp. has named longtime employee Kim B. Kacani as president of its HHHunt Communities division. Kacani is part of a new leadership team for HHHunt Communities, along with vice presidents Jonathan Ridout and Hans Klinger.
Based in Henrico County, HHHunt Communities develops master-planned residential communities that emphasize lifestyle and amenities. Its developments in Virginia include Wellesley, Wyndham, Twin Hickory, Charter Colony, Rutland and White Hall.
It is one of four divisions of HHHunt Corp., including HHHunt Apartment Living, which develops and manages apartment communities; homebuilder HHHunt Homes; and HHHunt Senior Living, which develops and manages assisted living and memory care communities.
Kacani most recently was senior vice president at HHHunt Communities. She co-led the division with George Moore, who retired in late 2017. She joined HHHunt more than 30 years ago and has been a member of the HHHunt Communities team for more than 20 years.
“With our leadership team in place, HHHunt Communities has a bright future and a number of exciting projects on the horizon, including River Mill in Henrico,” Kacani said.
The first homes are expected to be ready by the end of this year at the River Mill development, which is planned to have about 800 households, including 285 apartments.
Other developments now underway include Holloway at Wyndham Forest and Ridgefield Green in Henrico, and Providence near Ashland.
A graduate of Westhampton College at the University of Richmond, Kacani is a past president of the Community Associations Institute and is active in the Urban Land Institute. She currently serves on Virginia’s Common Interest Community Board.
Ridout, an employee of HHHunt since 2005, will serve as vice president for land development, overseeing all land entitlement and development activities, lot closings and builder relationships.
Klinger, a 17-year employee of HHHunt, will serve as vice president for business development, managing land acquisition, feasibility and zoning initiatives.
Reported by Richmond Times-Dispatch (January 19, 2018)
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D.R. Horton has acquired 657 residential lots in Lee and Charlotte counties in Florida for $14 million.
The Arlington, Texas-based builder bought the lots from Brookwood Calusa Creek LLC; Brookwood River Club 1 LLC; Brookwood River Club II LLC; and Brookwood Groves LLC, according to a statement.
The deal spans three communities: Calusa Creek, River Club and The Grove, and consists of 299 single-family lots; 118 townhome lots; 178 Twin villa lots; and 62 undeveloped single-family lots.
Justin Thibaut, William Rollins and Randy Thibaut of Land Solutions Inc. brokered the deal.
Reported by Business Observer (Jan. 4, 2017)
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