Woodside Homes has a new Southern California president while Mattamy Homes has hired a new president for one of it's prime Florida markets. Woodside named Chris Chambers as the new President of its Southern California Division, responsible for land acquisition, real estate development and all P&L assessments of home building operations. Mattamy announced that Paul Erhardt has joined the company as President of its West Villages Division.
An expert in homebuilding and master planned community development, Chambers brings more than 25 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. His past position includes both a divisional and regional presidency with a top five public homebuilder.
Recently, Chambers played an instrumental role in directing the entitlement and marketing efforts of a high profile, 30-acre mixed-use development in Riverside County, which featured assisted living and multi-family residences as well as a 100,000 square foot retail center.
"We are delighted to have a leader with Chris's history of success and in-depth real estate background join our team. His talents fit well with Woodside's goal in creating successful, sustainable communities that fulfill the evolving needs and desires of our homeowners," stated Joel Shine, CEO of Woodside Homes.
"This is a great opportunity to grow Woodside Homes' presence in the Southern California market," stated Chambers. "I am proud to be a member of the management team that has successfully positioned Woodside Homes as a new industry leader in design and customer satisfaction."
Woodside Homes celebrates its 40th year in business this year, of designing and building single-family homes for move-up and entry-level buyers. This year also marks a milestone for the company with its acquisition by SEKISUI HOUSE LTD. The two companies joined forces due to shared philosophies in creating sustainable communities that grow and adapt to the needs of a family.
At Mattamy, Erhardt will be responsible for all aspects of the company's business in the West Villages Division, including working with the company's various partners to further develop the land plan and bringing the communities to life through the marketing, sales and construction phases.
West Villages is a 9,650-acre master-planned community in south Sarasota County, Florida that will eventually include 20,000 homes as well as parks, recreation areas and 3 million square feet of non-residential space. Mattamy purchased the property – then known as Thomas Ranch – in May 2014.
Prior to joining Mattamy, Erhardt was working in an executive capacity with Mattamy's West Villages joint venture partner Vanguard Land (a real estate development and investment firm based in Sarasota, FL), providing strategic planning and direction for the property. Previously he held a number of executive leadership roles with WCI Communities, including SVP Homebuilding and Development and President, South Florida Region, and SVP Community Development and Operations for SW Florida. Paul's varied career also saw him manage operations and finance functions for firms such as World Kitchen Inc., Booz & Company and Arthur Andersen LLP. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
"Paul brings a wealth of business and people leadership experience to Mattamy, and we are very much looking forward to him leading West Villages forward," says Jim Leiferman, President of Mattamy's US Group.
Reported by PRLog (Aug. 31, 2017) and Mattamy Homes press release (Sept. 13, 2017)
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