Land planning is a capital intensive business with high barriers to entry. Our team is comprised of individuals with extensive experience in real estate and exceptionally strong success records, both in the field and academically.

We are continually driven to excel in the creation of communities that are distinctive, modern, environmentally friendly and appealing to buyers in every metropolitan market we invest in. We want to make a difference and we strive to realize that goal in every project we undertake. By setting the bar high, cities, land sellers, builder partners and end users alike, reap the economic and social benefits of cutting-edge urban communities.

This is what makes us different.

Our Team

Bryan Coggins
Bryan leads the team in identifying and planning urban real estate projects. A big believer in creating visionary projects within existing metropolitan areas to prevent the proliferation of sprawl, Bryan brings 17 years of management experience. Prior to founding Preface he worked for Kimpton Hotels, then joined Accenture as a top-rated management consultant working in the US and Japan. He holds an economics degree from Claremont McKenna College and a California broker license.

Matt Hamilton
Matt manages all Preface projects end-to-end. He interfaces with cities, vendors and the company’s capital partners to develop cutting-edge projects that are both economically feasible and visually intriguing. He is a 17 year industry veteran, having spent significant time at Opus and MBK. Matt received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State, his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and holds professional LEED credentials.

Samantha Singer
Samantha has eight years of experience in project management and urban planning, working for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community in London, UK. Her expertise lies in stakeholder and public consensus building, technical information assessment, report writing and project management. She holds a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christina Nickel
Christina manages all operations at Preface. She works with the firm’s capital partners to oversee all financials and reporting. She also facilitates the firm’s brand and marketing strategy. She has 12 years of experience in real estate working with First American Title, homebuilders and real estate software companies. She holds a California broker license, and a degree in Psychology from Scripps College.

Gregory Weiler, General Counsel
Greg is a partner of Palmieri Tyler, LLP in Irvine, California. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Greg has developed an expertise in land use regulation with particular expertise in the Subdivision Map Act, Planning Law, CEQA, development fees, exactions and dedications. Greg received his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, and his law degree from University of California, Hastings College of Law.