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Anton Communications' Expert Interview Sources

We represent a wide range of residential real estate clients across the Western United States who are leaders and influencers in their industry. Below are the principals who are available for media interviews on a variety of real estate issues from market trends and housing policy to financing and constructing news homes.


  • Real estate finance
  • Private sources of funding for builders and developers
  • Joint ventures between a national funding source and local developers
  • Building long-term partnerships with funding sources
  • California housing shortage, affordability and legislative actions

Don Faye, Co-Principal of Presidio Residential Capital

A residential real estate and financial expert for more than 30 years, Don Faye has brought together an experienced group of real estate professionals who provide all of the necessary underwriting, processing, and monthly capital management needs for the firm's programs. He brings to Presidio his extensive expertise in real estate operations, encompassing risk management, project finance, asset management, project feasibility, partnership negotiations and corporate planning. Faye holds a bachelor's degree in finance, a master's degree in business and a law degree.

About Presidio

Presidio Residential Capital is a real estate investment company focused on the residential housing sector. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the firm provides capital in the form of joint ventures for the entitlement, development and build-out of for-sale residential projects throughout the Western United States. Presidio has infused more than $1 billion into the economy to capitalize the housing industry. The firm’s goal is to invest in excess of $150 million in capital for home-building projects in the Western United States in the next 12-plus months. It currently has investments in Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado and Washington with current committed capital of $800 million focused on 100+ projects. The firm is affiliated with a privately held registered investment advisor specializing in alternative investment strategies who has a long history of investing in the home-building sector. Current assets under management total more than $2.5 billion. Online and social media:, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


  • Small to medium-size private homebuilders
  • Building & selling homes in rural farming communities
  • Entry-level homebuilding – pricing, market positioning, affordable amenities
  • How smaller local builders can compete with large national developers
  • Trends in the residential single-family home market
  • Housing-Construction market in Central Valley of California

Joe Leal, Co-Founder of San Joaquin Valley Homes

Joseph Leal has a diversified background that includes agribusiness, manufacturing, and construction. Prior to launching San Joaquin Valley Homes, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of both commercial and developments in the Central Valley Divisions of the McMillin Companies, which included the construction of approximately 800 homes annually located in 23 subdivisions from Clovis to Bakersfield. His responsibilities involved supervising all phases of residential development including project analysis, land acquisitions, financial reporting, purchasing, construction, marketing and customer service.

About San Joaquin Valley Homes

Deeply rooted in residential construction, the founders of Visalia, California-based San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) have built thousands of quality homes and attractive neighborhoods for San Joaquin Valley residents. Founders Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill share a vision of delivering excellence through every level of resulted in the delivery of unique homes in great neighborhoods. In September 2017, SJV Homes recently sold its 1000th home. The local company has been among the top four homebuilders in the San Joaquin Valley since its first full year in business. In 2013, SJV Homes combined forces with Presidio Residential Capital, a real estate investment company based in San Diego.


  • Sacramento area real estate & housing market
  • Green design initiatives/elements
  • Urban infill trends in Sacramento

Michael Paris, Founder/President/CFO of BlackPine Communities

Mike Paris serves as President and CFO of BlackPine Communities, leading the company's overall vision, strategic forward planning and business development with over 28 years of homebuilding experience in both custom and production operations. He has held several regional and national positions with Kimball Hill Homes, a $1.1 billion national homebuilder based in Chicago. Throughout his career, Paris has been honored and recognized by the industry for his innovation, procedural disciplines and visionary leadership. He holds degrees in agricultural economics and finance from California State University, Chico.

About BlackPine Communities

Established in 2010, BlackPine Communities has earned its reputation as a leader in creating unique urban settings in infill locations across Sacramento and Placer County marketplaces. As a privately owned company, BlackPine has the flexibility to engage in creative architectural and community designs and is not held to public builder drivers of volumes or the stock market. Without these controls, BlackPine has the ability to execute in the manner of a high-volume production builder, coupled with the attention and commitment to design details of a custom builder, which in turn creates legacy communities across Northern California.


  • Land Acquisition & Development
  • San Diego and North S.D. County housing trends
  • Coastal development and construction issues
  • Where developers are looking to build next

Michael Sabourin, COO of Cornerstone Communities

Michael Sabourin oversees day-to-day operations and is a leader in forward planning for Cornerstone. He is currently involved in the company's land acquisition and development. He works closely with the CEO and the entire management team on the product design and pricing as well as the marketing and advertising strategy for each project that Cornerstone develops. He is a 37 year veteran of the real estate industry with a broad based international, national, and local marketing background.

About Cornerstone Communities

The management team at Cornerstone Communities is comprised of a seasoned group of development and building professionals possessing over 150 years of combined experience in the homebuilding field having developed, mapped, and/or constructed over 15,000 homes in over 60 developments throughout California and Nevada. Professional Builder magazine heralded the group as one of the nation's Building Giants. Cornerstone has been consistently ranked as one of San Diego's top privately held residential homebuilders by the San Diego Business Journal and was recently recognized as one of the Top 500 Privately-Held Businesses in the U.S. by


  • Entitlement and Financial Analysis
  • Las Vegas area and Nevada housing trends
  • Family-owned businesses

Nathan White, Principal/Division Manager, Summit Homes of Nevada

Nathan White launched Summit's homebuilding company in Las Vegas, NV. He currently oversees all aspects including land acquisition, entitlements, forward planning, accounting, financial analysis, design and approvals, purchasing, construction, sales, marketing, and all support functions. He is also responsible for all operations and growth of the division.

About Summit Homes of Nevada

Summit Homes of Nevada is owned and operated by the White family; second generation homebuilders who have built more than 5,000 homes in Nevada. The team at Summit Homes has deep roots in the region and is committed to delivering top-notch customer service.


  • Sustainable Development Trends
  • Land Planning Strategies & Architecture/Design Elements
  • Master-planned development challenges/solutions

Vince Barbato, Principal of Family Development

Over the last 30 years, Vince Barbato has been working closely with builders both large and small to develop dynamic and successful sales and marketing programs for all new home products. At Family Development, Barbados oversees land planning strategies, architecture and marketing campaigns. Under his guidance, the company has received every major design accolade from Gold Nuggets to Project of the Year awards.

About Family Development

The Family Development team has earned an excellent reputation as a preferred residential homebuilder. Since 2003, Family Development has built nearly 1,000 production homes in some of Southern California's most desirable communities. Over the years, the company has garnered numerous industry accolades, including the prestigious Project of the Year awarded by the Sales & Marketing Council and Building Industry Association.


  • Infill residential development – single family and multifamily
  • Southern California real estate & housing market
  • Building for and marketing to a targeted homebuyers' culture
  • Family-owned businesses and secession planning
  • Land acquisition, entitlements and impact fees

Brett Whitehead, CEO of Brandywine Homes

As CEO, Brett Whitehead oversees land acquisition, entitlements, forward planning, and finance. As a result of his efforts building and maintaining strong banking relationships, Brandywine Homes has amassed an impressive network of construction lenders and equity partners that have expressed interest in working with Brandywine even as other sources for these funds have become scarce. The company was founded in 1994 with a business plan to help revitalize established neighborhoods and convert underutilized and often run-down space into needed housing. Winner of the 2010 Family Owned Business Award by the Orange County Business Journal and the Family Business Council at California State University, Fullerton.

About Brandywine Homes

Brandywine Homes is a residential homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., with over two decades of experience in developing challenging infill sites, revitalizing some of Southern California's oldest and most established neighborhoods. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed almost 60 small- and mid-sized infill communities totaling $1.1 billion in revenues. The company builds homes that respect and complement the heritage, values and architectural integrity of existing neighborhoods and the people who live there - making a positive contribution to the community. Social media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Brandywine Blog.

If you would like to schedule an interview with any of these experts, please contact:

Vanessa Showalter
949-748-0542 c

Genevieve Anton
714-290-7040 c


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