A building is not just a place to be, but a way to be.
–Frank Lloyd Wright
We dream big, design thoughtfully, and execute carefully.
Instagram feed from our latest project - Hotel McCoy
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We are not proponents of sprawl
Sprawl isn’t our thing. It reduces animal habitat, decreases human productivity, and increases emissions. Instead, we create urban real estate projects that involve some pretty cool stuff – remediating soil and groundwater, recycling obsolescent buildings, designing rainwater catchment systems and bioswales, incorporating recyclable materials and solar panels, and utilizing drought tolerant plants.
We develop projects close to transportation, jobs, entertainment, and restaurants – the type of projects that increase municipal revenues (from expanding property, sales, and business tax base) and generate funds for affordable housing, community-based programs, and maintenance of parks, schools, water, sewer, and infrastructure.
We also dig it when people get together in a community. Often, it leads to the sharing of ideas, new business creation, and greater employment opportunities.
PREFACE MEDIA ARTICLES
- Amid the pandemic, motels stage a major comeback (The Washington Post)
- Bernalillo Co. commissioners introduce resolution to help fund new hotel (kob.com)
- A Tucson local’s guide to Arizona’s hippest city (Boston Globe)
- Stay! These 6 Dog-Friendly Hotels Are a Real Treat (E! Online)
- The Urbanist’s Guide to Tucson Sonoran Desert chiles, full-moon-brewed beer, and grocery-store-heiress antiques. (New York Magazine)
- Long Beach Church Sells Land to Developer, and Begins a New Chapter (Press Telegram)
- A look at some of Tucson's many murals (including new ones!) (tucson.com)
- Richmond: Former Warehouse to Become New Housing (East Bay Times)
- Tragic Past, Uncertain Present, Bright Future of Cleveland Elementary (Mission Times Courier)
- Richmond: Hearing to Discuss Planned Residential Development (Contra Costa Times)
- With Property Prices Hitting New Peaks, Where Do Brokers See Investment Opportunities? (CoStar)
- Infill Projects Keep Big and Small Builders Busy (Orange County Business Journal)
- 7 Foodie Reasons to Stay at the New Hotel McCoy (Tucson Foodie)
- Creative High Density Detached Urban Infill (John Burns Real Estate Consulting)
- Spate Of New Development Marks Richmond’s Growth (Bay Area Newsgroup)
- Costa Mesa Gets Its Ocean View (OC Register)
- Westside Development gets OK (Daily Pilot)
- Divide & Conquer (DDC Journal)
- Stanton Building on Pride (OC Register)
- Houses Approved for Stanton (The Garden Grove Journal)
- Lofty Project for Westside (CEO e-Briefing)
- Condo Sales Prompt Struggle (Daily Pilot)
- Vision of Art (Daily Pilot)
- Nine Small Lot Homes Planned in Lake Balboa (URBANIZE LOS ANGELES)
- Rezoning Would Allow Townhouse Development (Daily Pilot)
- Stonesthrow (Orange County Business Council)
- Housing Development Approved Despite Skepticism (Daily Pilot)
- A Sea Change to the Area’s Housing Market (Daily Pilot)
- Old hotels give new life to downtown (KOLD News 13)
- Innovative Home Concept Arrives (Daily News)
- Investor bringing back ’60s feel at south-side motel in Tucson (tucson.com)
- O.C. Developer Plans New, and Rare, Housing Project in East Long Beach (Orange County Register)
- Joint Venture Between Isles Ranch Partners, LLC and Castlelake, L.P. Surpasses $325 Million in Acquisitions
- Celebrate Tucson's amazing black artists at this series of May art shows (tucson.com)
- DeVotchKa and Orkesta Mendoza are throwing a Tucson Cinco de Mayo fiesta (tucson.com)
- Fill your Feed: 15 Tucson Restaurants Killing it on Instagram (Tucson Foodie)
A believer in creating visionary urban real estate projects to prevent the proliferation of sprawl, Bryan brings 23 years of management experience. Prior to founding Preface in 2004 he worked for Kimpton Hotels, then joined Accenture working for Microsoft in the US and Japan; he was ranked in the top 5% of the firm’s West Coast management consultants. He holds an economics degree from Claremont McKenna College.
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 23 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.
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 18 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.
Greg is a partner of Dzida, Carey & Steinman, LLP in Irvine, California. Over the course of nearly 41 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 the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Edgar manages financial reporting, financial analysis and transaction management functions for Preface. With an extensive background working with the California National Guard, he is IRS and CTEC certified and carries 20 years of experience. Edgar is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership.