San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — San Ramon, California-based residential land developer Americap Development Partners is being heralded by many as an outstanding example of our nations’ continuing economic recovery. In late 2007, Scott D. Clark, CEO of Americap, realized that times were changing—and began to prepare himself and his company for the “opportunity of a lifetime.”
“Real estate is a cyclical game, that’s nothing new,” continues Clark, “and we believed that the real estate gains of the mid 2000’s were not sustainable. When the market turned, we changed our focus to acquiring distressed assets and building a team capable of leading the charge during the recovery.”
Americap spent the duration of the real estate crisis vetting and assembling a team of land acquisition, investment, development and disposition experts from the public and private sector. This strategy proved successful in 2009, with the addition of five executives and land development experts, coverage from local and national news outlets and the acquisition of numerous properties.
Americap is now proud to announce the addition of the following partners over the past three months:
Quentin Thompson – Chief Financial Officer
Quentin has over 20 years experience as the VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for highly regarded privately held and publicly traded real estate companies. His extensive real estate experience includes acquisition, disposition, development, and asset management, involving single and multifamily residential, retail, commercial and industrial properties. He recently served as the Vice President of Financial Planning for the Greater Los Angeles Division of KB Home where he had financial responsibility for 22 active communities. While at KB Home his division was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the largest home builder in Los Angeles County. Quentin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated magna cum laude. Following graduation he went to work for Deloitte in Los Angeles where he obtained his California CPA license in 1981.
Aidan Barry, Senior Vice President of Community Development
Formerly with Catellus Development group, Mr. Barry has extensive land development and construction experience across Northern California, having managed a joint venture between Shea Homes, Shea Properties and Centex Homes (the goal of this entity was to turn 700 acres on the San Francisco Bay into a thriving mixed-use development) and having served as the Vice President of Construction for the Harbor Bay Isle project (a master-planned community of 1,000 acres of land supporting 3,000 homes and 2 million square feet of commercial office facilities in Alameda, CA). For five years, Mr. Barry also worked in partnership with the City of Alameda in negotiations with the United States Navy in order to accomplish the transfer of a shuttered Naval Air Station facility to the City of Alameda. Mr. Barry also worked on brownfield developments with The DeSilva Group, a major land development firm based in Dublin, California, focusing on redevelopment opportunities throughout Northern California.
Russell Erickson, Vice President of Investor Relations / Treasury
Mr. Erickson is a finance executive who brings over 25 years of expertise in real estate and business development, financial analysis, legal compliance and strategic planning to Americap’s Investor Relations division. He is a results-oriented leader with strong communication skills and solid relationships throughout the lending community.
Rick Vossekuil – Director of Business Development
With over 30 years’ experience in the field of title insurance and new home construction, Mr. Vossekuil has proven sales and management experience, accompanied by knowledge and consistent application of client and customer service procedures. While serving as VP Sales Manager-Builder Division at Chicago Title Company, Mr. Vossekuil’s efforts were key to developing relationships with companies including Pulte Homes, Signature Properties and Ponderosa homes. His efforts improved market share by 39% in a three year period, and produced annual revenues up to $4,000,000.
William Guinn – Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Guinn’s 20 year career spans some of the biggest names in the building industry, including DR Horton and Richmond American Homes. His experience in coordinating the daily activities and the interaction of land development, on-site and off-site purchasing, project management field operations and customer service management allowed him to deliver up to 800 homes annually. Mr. Guinn is also a licensed contractor in California.
Americap Development Partners