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  • Karissa DiStefano posted an article
    KTGY Receives SoCal Award and Honors for Best Architectural Designs see more

    IRVINE, CALIF. - International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning have been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2017 SoCal Awards program. Three KTGY-designed communities received honors for the architectural design of single-family detached and multifamily rental residential communities and home plans at the SoCal Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 30th, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles won the top award for Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community. The SoCal Awards program honors the best in professional achievement, sales, marketing and design throughout the Southern California home building industry.

    KTGY’s award-winning designs are: 

    Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles by Lennar Multifamily Communities

    AWARD: Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community

    Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles engages its context with its form, program and materiality. The project massing opens to the urban fabric, sharing the main outdoor courtyard experience with the city. Seventh-level massing peels away at the corner providing a rooftop terrace with kitchen and lounge seating. Feature sign, reminiscent of the landmark roof-top signs like those at the Rosslyn Hotel, announces the project’s location. Retail lines Olympic Blvd., enhancing the pedestrian experience. Leasing office, and townhome units line Olive Street, bringing residential to the street and concealing two levels of parking. With a Walk Score 95, Transit Score 100 and Bike Score 82, Oakwood Olympic & Olive embraces its neighborhood with bold gestures and is an example of how architectural design contributes to modern living.


    Towns at Bristol in Chino Hills by Trumark Homes

    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan for Plan 1

    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan for Plan 2

    Spanish and Mediterranean style architecture, pitched tile roofs, earth tone and white-washed stucco, and welcoming porches set the tone for these three-story townhomes located in Chino Hills. Guests step into the entry of plan one from the front porch, and are welcomed upstairs into the sweeping great room. Site lines from the kitchen carry through the great room to the deck, opening the space and extending the living outdoors. The pitched roof allows for additional height ceilings at the third level, creating airy and expansive bedroom spaces. Laundry placed on the third level, along with one or two additional bedrooms with the expansive master suite, adds convenience. A private ground-floor bedroom and shared full bath establish a guest retreat separate from the living spaces above. With an option for a den, owners can create a space that fits their lifestyle.

    The Trails at Baker Ranch in Lake Forest by Toll Brothers, Inc.
    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. for Point Reyes Plan

    Nestled into a hillside location in Lake Forest, The Trails at Baker Ranch is a luxurious private enclave with a connection to the natural environment. Pulling influences from Tuscan, Italianate and Spanish Colonial architecture, the design mixes simple gable and hipped roof lines with stone, stucco and brick to create rustic yet refined homes. The color palette leans heavily on earthy, modest hues tying the homes to the adjacent open space. Relating to the location, these two-story homes emphasize the indoor-outdoor relationship providing covered rear loggias, private outdoor decks off the master suite and covered interior courtyards. The open and airy interiors feel modern; rich and authentic materials bring the warmth of the old-world exteriors in. Located in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, these homes are tailored for established and growing families.


    This year, the Greater Sales and Marketing Council received over 400 entries for the SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals served as judges and reviewed digital materials, interviewed over 30 sales professionals and visited 14 communities traveling more than 650 miles throughout Southern California before deciding on the award winners. For more information about the SoCal Awards, visit

    Building Industry Association’s Greater Sales and Marketing Council
    The Greater Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) is comprised of sales and marketing professionals in the homebuilding industry. The SMC is currently the largest and most viable council in the BIA. The council was established in the late ‘60s to enhance the sales and marketing capabilities and reputation of those who represent the BIA. The SMC is dedicated to developing a higher level of professionalism in the general membership through education and the interchange of ideas. The SMC’s governing body consists of a board of directors comprised builders, associates and suppliers. The SMC is committed to education, programs, membership, awards and community service. See

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit

     October 09, 2017
  • BIASC-Staff posted an article
    Warmington Residential Names New Presidents in Two Divisions see more

    Warmington Residential has announced new Presidents in its two California divisions. As of January 1, 2017, Tom Hildebrandt is President of the Costa Mesa-based Southern California division and Ryan Gerding is President of the San Ramon-based Northern California division.


    Previously, Hildebrandt and Gerding were serving as Division Vice Presidents and this move represents a promotion in leadership and supports Warmington’s growth and diversification goals throughout California.


    In announcing the promotions, Warmington Residential President, Matt Tingler, said that both Tom and Ryan had been instrumental in the leadership and success of their divisions and that the ascension to a presidential post was a natural progression.


    “As Warmington Residential continues to pursue growth via new acquisitions, Tom and Ryan are the right leaders to help us achieve our goals and I am pleased to announce their new roles. I am confident that the company will excel and expand under their direction in the regions they oversee,” Tingler said.


    Tom Hildebrandt was named Division Vice President in Southern California in January 2015. Under his leadership, the division acquired six deals with more than 375 units and a total projected revenue of more than $250 million. This includes Trellis and Canopy at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo, and Opus at Beacon Park in Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods, in addition to two projects slated to open this year in Los Angeles, The E.R.B. in Eagle Rock and The Glen in Valley Glen. He also guided the efforts on a 9.7-acre former school site property in Cypress that was rezoned and redeveloped into a residential tract approved for 47 single-family homes and a 2.9-acre city park and then sold to another builder for in excess of $15 million.


    Additionally, during this time, Tom helped facilitate the successful close-out of three single-family communities (193 units) representing a total consideration of about $100 million. Hildebrandt joined Warmington in 2006 as Land Acquisition Manager and continues to oversee and have direct involvement in all of the Southern California land acquisition and disposition efforts including most recently the sale of 178 entitled lots in three developments that were sold in separate land transactions worth more than $23 million.


    Tingler added, “Tom is a natural leader and the Southern California division is in excellent hands and well prepared to meet any challenge under his direction as we continue to grow and pursue a strategic diversification plan that calls for building out some properties and entitling and selling others.”

    Tom Hildebrandt, President, Southern California DivisionTom Hildebrandt, President, Southern California Division

    “Our efforts will be heavily focused on reloading our land base and bolstering our pipeline. We will continue to have diversified acquisition goals and are seeking a multitude of product types that have the potential to differentiate Warmington in the marketplace.” — Matt Tingler, President, Warmington Residential

    Ryan Gerding, President, Northern California DivisionRyan Gerding, President, Northern California Division

    Ryan Gerding was Division Vice President in Northern California since 2015 and since that time has essentially led the day-to-day management and oversight of that division’s land acquisition and disposition efforts. He joined Warmington as Director of Land Acquisition in 2010 and has maintained an impressive track record in this area. This includes the acquisition and entitlement 674 lots. Gerding has facilitated the sale of 430 lots in the past few years and has closed 15 escrows over the past five years. In the second half of 2016, Warmington’s Northern California division completed three land transactions worth more than $40 million under his guidance. Further, the division built and closed out two projects, Annie Street in Daly City and Talamore in Fremont, and opened Driftsong at Wallis Ranch in Dublin. Trestle, also in Wallis Ranch, will open this month.


    “Ryan is extremely bright and intuitive, and I have great confidence that the Northern California division will reach its fullest potential under this leadership. We anticipate continued success with new acquisitions, land transactions, projects and home sales,” Tingler said.


    In 2017, Warmington will continue to aggressively pursue new land deals throughout California and will maintain its focus on off-market and infill opportunities with an emphasis on unique projects including properties with remaining entitlement or other issues.


    “Our efforts will be heavily focused on reloading our land base and bolstering our pipeline. We will continue to have diversified acquisition goals and are seeking a multitude of product types that have the potential to differentiate Warmington in the marketplace,” Tingler said in describing the company’s 2017 strategy.

    For information or land transaction opportunities, contact Tom Hildebrandt at (714) 557-5511, or Ryan Gerding at (925) 866-6700.


    Warmington Residential is part of the Warmington group of companies, a full-service real estate organization that maintains expertise in residential home building, entitlements, community development, apartment construction, acquisitions, interior design and apartment and commercial property asset management. Operating in California and Nevada, the group of companies is comprised of Warmington Residential, Warmington Properties, Chateau Interiors & Design and Studio Chateau.


    Warmington Residential has three home building divisions including the Southern California Division in Costa Mesa, the Northern California Division in San Ramon, and the Nevada Division in Las Vegas. Between the three divisions, Warmington Residential has approximately 15 new home communities in various stages of sales or development.


    The Warmington group of companies has approximately 190 employees and began in 1926 as a custom home builder in the Los Angeles area. In 2016, Warmington celebrated its 90th year and has been recognized as a Housing Giant by Professional Builder and the Orange County Business Journal as a Fastest Growing Private Company in 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Warmington was just ranked as one of OC's top 30 home builders in 2016 by the Orange County Business Journal.


    Click here to view the original press release. 

     March 03, 2017
  • BIASC-Staff posted an article
    Meet CBIA’S 2017 Leadership Team see more

    The California Building Industry Association, the voice of housing in California, is pleased to introduce its 2017 Board of Directors’ leadership team.

    “2016 was an exceptional year for CBIA and we have a talented and committed leadership team to continue our success in 2017.” said CBIA CEO & President Dave Cogdill.  “Housing affordability is the top issue facing Californians today and these individuals are strongly committed to continue to fight to ensure that the homebuilding and development industry can provide affordable housing to all of California while serving as one of the top jobs producers in the state.”

    Jeff Pemstein, Division President for Homes by Towne was elected to serve as CBIA’s 2017 Chair. Pemstein served as Vice Chair in 2016, has served as Area 14-National Area Chair for the National Association of Home Builders, Chair of North State BIA,  and as an active board member. For a full bio and photo please click here.

    Serving with Pemstein as Vice-Chair is Michael Battaglia, Vice President Project Development  at CalAtlantic Homes. Battaglia served last year as CBIA’s Government Affairs Vice Chair and previously served as President of BIA Southern California, Chair of BIASC’s Political Action Committee, and President of Los Angeles County East Chapter of BIASC, and has been active on a variety of board committees. For a full bio and photo please click here.

    Chris Austin, Managing Partner at Development Planning and Financial Group, returns as CBIA’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary.  Austin has served as CBIA CFO since 2012. For a full bio and photo please click here.

    CBIA President & CEO Dave Cogdill rounds out CBIA’s officers. Cogdill joined CBIA in 2013 after serving as Stanislaus County Assessor from 2011-13. Prior to that Cogdill served in both the State Senate and Assembly including as Senate Republican Leader. For a full bio and photo please click here.

    CBIA is looking forward to a strong leadership team and the opportunities 2017 will bring.

     January 04, 2017