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This article first appeared in the PB June 2011 issue of Pro Builder.
Brett Whitehead, 39 President Brandywine Homes, Irvine, Calif. EDUCATION BS, Finance, Loyola Marymount University; MS, Finance, Pepperdine University ACCOMPLISHMENTS Oversees major facets of 15-year-old, mid-sized home-building company, including land acquisition, entitlements, strategic planning, and finance Under his watch, firm acquired and planned more than 25 developments and 800 residential units Forged strong relationships with lenders and equity partners, which helped the company acquire land and open new communities during the downturn EXTRACURRICULAR Board member, BIA Orange County Chapter Assists City of Stanton, Calif., with land and community planning OFF THE CLOCK Hobbies include fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and traveling Getaway spot: Cayman Islands Fave reads: “The Art of War” and “Monday Morning Leadership” SECRET LIFE Planned to work on Wall Street after graduate school but fell in love with real estate Stepfather was one of the first developers in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
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