A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
We are a developer of big dreams, acute design, and thoughtful construction.
Our specialty is activating under-utilized land and buildings.
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We are not proponents of sprawl
Sprawl reduces animal habitat, increases fossil fuel emissions and decreases human productivity. Instead, we redevelop and design urban real estate projects that involve soil and groundwater remediation, the redesign of obsolescent buildings, drought tolerant landscaping, rainwater catchment systems and bioswales, recyclable materials, solar panels, and utilization of local materials.
We develop projects in close proximity to transportation, jobs, entertainment, and restaurants. Our comprehensive approach to land planning increases long-term municipal revenues through a significant increase in the property, sales and business tax base, which ultimately generates greater funds for affordable housing, community-based programs, and maintenance of parks, schools, water, sewer, and infrastructure.
We want our projects to increase people-to-people interactions within a community, leading to greater employment opportunities, new business creation and the sharing of ideas.
PREFACE MEDIA ARTICLES
- Long Beach Church Sells Land to Developer, and Begins a New Chapter (Press Telegram)
- O.C. Developer Plans New, and Rare, Housing Project in East Long Beach (Orange County Register)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Innovative Home Concept Arrives (Daily News)
- Joint Venture Between Isles Ranch Partners, LLC and Castlelake, L.P. Surpasses $325 Million in Acquisitions
- Investor bringing back ’60s feel at south-side motel in Tucson (tucson.com)
- A look at some of Tucson's many murals (including new ones!) (tucson.com)
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 18 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 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 18 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 13 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 35 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.
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 17 years of experience. Edgar is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership.