President's Message | June 2019

President's Message | June 2019

Summer is a season long anticipated and seemingly short lived. The season serves as a reminder that we must act with haste and not miss opportunity when it presents itself. With this in mind, I want to take a moment to share with you some of the amazing things taking place at our local Chapter and why, if you haven’t already done so, you…

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President's Message | April 2019

President's Message | April 2019

Spring is a time of renewal and opportunity. Renewal can be seen in the buzz of activity taking place throughout our industry, and opportunity while not always easy to act upon, has presented itself in the form of a housing crisis. The housing crisis has reached such proportions that it has become one of the Governor’s key issues which he is…

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Meet Greg Shaia, Richmond American Homes

Meet Greg Shaia, Richmond American Homes

Help us welcome Greg Shaia to our 2019 Board of Directors! Greg currently serves as President of the Riverside Division of Richmond American Homes, where he oversees the company’s operations throughout Riverside and San Diego counties.  Prior to joining Richmond, he was the West Region VP of Finance for CalAtlantic Homes helping…

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Meet Jim Holas, William Lyon Homes

Meet Jim Holas, William Lyon Homes

Jim has over 20 years of experience working as a Development Project Manager and Landscape Designer for residential development throughout Southern California.  Jim is currently Vice President of Forward Planning for William Lyon Homes and manages the due diligence, consultant coordination for entitlement and construction…

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President's Message | JAN 2019

President's Message | JAN 2019

It is truly an honor the be named your 2019 BIA President. Being a part of this industry gives us the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of generations of families. While most of us focus on building and selling homes, this Industry is so much more than that. Along with the thousands of new homes we build each year, this industry…

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Meet Doug Grove, RHA Landscape Architects-Planners

Meet Doug Grove, RHA Landscape Architects-Planners

Help us welcome Doug Grove to our 2019 Board of Directors! Doug Grove is a Principal Landscape Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and President of RHA Landscape Architects-Planners, Inc.  He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1985 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture…

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Meet Peter J. Pitassi, Diversified Pacific Communities

Meet Peter J. Pitassi, Diversified Pacific Communities

Peter is currently a Partner and Sr. Vice President of Diversified Pacific Communities (DPC), a land developer and home builder in Rancho Cucamonga. As former clients and long time friends, he has had a relationship with the founding partners of DPC, Jeff Burum and Matt Jordan, for over 30 years.

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President's Message | Jun 2016

President's Message | Jun 2016

We are halfway through the calendar year, and needless to say, it has been a tumultuous one for our industry.  Some challenges we anticipated and prepared for, others have taken us by surprise.  Some issues have become clearer, allowing us to effectively advocate our position; while others have only become more ambiguous.  Some issues are...

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President's Message | April 2016

President's Message | April 2016

We are months into 2016 and already this year is proving to be a very volatile one for our industry, both locally and statewide.  With that in mind I would like to highlight the challenges we are facing and what we, as industry leaders, can do about it. First and foremost, there is an overarching perception that our industry is fully recovered from the recession and....

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | MAY 2015

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | MAY 2015

Crises, crises, everywhere a crises!  From the drought to green-house gasses leading to rising global temperatures, the Governor has left nothing to chance when asserting the philosophical approach to government employed by Rahm Emanuel “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Be that as it may, the new normal in California, particularly Southern California seems to be Brown is ...

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