Gated Community in Underserved Area Sells Out Within Eight Months
NORWALK, Calif. – Brandywine Homes recently announced that all 31 townhomes have been sold at Sunstone, a two-acre, transit-friendly community located at 11009 Pioneer Boulevard that held its grand opening in May 2016.
“Sunstone sold out quickly because it offered rare new home ownership opportunities in the highly desirable Norwalk area,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes. “We knew these exceptional homes wouldn’t be on the market for long.”
Sunstone, a gated community built on the site of a former school building close to Little Lake Park, Heritage Park and Wilderness Park, offered townhomes from approximately 1,110 to 1,475 square feet with hand-selected designer finishes as well as versatile, expansive floor plans. The two- and three-bedroom stucco townhomes have granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tankless water heaters, two-car garages and concrete tile roofs. Read More >
Developer Plans to Close 150 Homes in 2017
IRVINE, Calif. – Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California, closed 116 homes, opened seven new communities and broke ground on four new communities in Southern California in 2016. The homebuilder plans to close about 150 homes and open six new communities throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2017.
“We laid the foundation for this banner year when we opened up the pipeline for new communities in 2015, and we sold considerably more homes and opened more communities in 2016 than we did in 2015,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes. “We plan to continue that momentum this year.”
In 2016, Brandywine opened Brighton, 60 homes in West Carson; Citrine, 16 townhomes in Norwalk; Griffin, 17 townhomes in Arcadia; Lakehouse, 20 homes in Anaheim; Lotus Court, 13 townhomes in Monrovia; Provence, 28 homes in Yorba Linda; and Sunstone, 31 townhomes in Norwalk. Read More >
New Neighborhood on Santa Ana River, Providing Homes to Extremely Underserved Area, Sells Out Within Five Months
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Just five months after Brandywine Homes held a wildly successful grand opening at Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif., all homes in the neighborhood—which brings much-needed new housing to an underserved area—have been sold.
“Homebuyers were ecstatic about these spacious, luxurious homes surrounded by the serenity of a nature preserve in their backyard,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Finding a newly built home of this size in an established neighborhood in Anaheim isn’t easy. We’ve fulfilled a real need with this community, and we’re not surprised it sold out so quickly.” Read More >
Industry Veterans Brian M. Geis and Eric E. Everhart to Oversee Due Diligence, Entitlements and Project Management for Southern California Infill Homebuilder
IRVINE, Calif. – Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California, announced today it has hired two industry veterans to serve as vice presidents of development. Brian M. Geis, former senior project manager with William Lyon Homes, and Eric E. Everhart, former senior project manager for Van Daele Development Corp., will perform duties related to due diligence, entitlements and overall project management of communities within the Brandywine portfolio.
“Brian and Eric are experienced real estate professionals who will enhance our team,” said Brandywine Homes’ President Alex G. Hernandez. “I look forward to their contributions to Brandywine’s execution of successful infill housing communities.”
Mr. Geis consulted for several companies about land acquisition, entitlement, site planning, market research, project design and due diligence before he joined William Lyon Homes in 2015. Before that, he was vice president of merchant homebuilding for Brookfield Residential, development director and project manager for Brookfield Homes, project manager for Catellus Residential Group and Canaan Construction. He began his career as a fiscal and economic analyst with Stanley R. Hoffman Associates in Los Angeles. Mr. Geis has a master’s degree in urban planning with an emphasis on built environment and a bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Before he was at Van Daele, Mr. Everhart was vice president of development for City Ventures, a residential developer specializing in high-density, urban and downtown infill housing in California, and vice president of development and director of finance for The Olson Company, overseeing urban infill developments in Orange County and greater Los Angeles. Mr. Everhart has also worked with J.M. Peters, The Anden Group, Shea Homes, Hearthside Homes and Forecast Homes. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management with an emphasis on finance and accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Read More >
Community Near Two Other Brandywine Developments Brings Entry-Level Housing Stock
NORWALK, Calif. – Brandywine Homes has purchased the former Excelsior Drive Baptist Church site for its third development in Norwalk. This new residential community called Castella will feature six two-story buildings offering 21 townhomes near the intersection of Studebaker and Excelsior.
“We expect these townhomes to sell quickly,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Like our other Norwalk communities, Sunstone and Citrine, this new neighborhood will fulfill a huge need for new housing in the Norwalk area.”
Brandywine recently announced that it has sold all 16 townhomes at Citrine, which is about half a mile away from the church site, while Sunstone has sold 29 of 31 townhomes. Both opened for sale about six months ago. Read More >
In Just Six Months, Buyers Snap Up Homes in New Infill Community in Extremely Underserved Area
NORWALK, Calif. – Brandywine Homes announced that just six months after they opened for sale, all homes at Citrine, a 16-unit townhome community on one acre at 11433 Excelsior Drive in Norwalk, have been sold.
“These beautiful communities sold out because they fulfill a need for affordable new home ownership opportunities in the Norwalk area,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Citrine is in a stellar location and offers elegant, comfortable homes with excellent amenities in the $400,000s. We’re not surprised these homes sold so quickly.”
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Brandywine Homes announced today that it has purchased 3.2 acres of vacant land at 2319 Cranston Drive in Escondido’s Kit Carson neighborhood and will build 586 self-storage units totaling on 1.74 acres and four custom homes on 12,602- to 14,000-square-foot lots. This is Brandywine’s first ground-up self-storage development project.
“We’re excited about moving into a new, up-and-coming arena of real estate with this project,” said Mark Whitehead, principal in charge of construction for Brandywine. “We chose this property because of its convenient location with easy accessibility for many residents, and we’re confident it will add value to the neighborhood.” Read More >
Homebuyers Attracted to Transit-Friendly Community in Award-Winning School District
MONROVIA, Calif. – Brandywine Homes announced today that it has sold all 13 townhomes at Lotus Court, a new community on Duarte Road near Station Square, a recently revitalized transportation hub in Monrovia, Calif.
“Homebuyers flocked to Lotus Court because it’s a one-of-a-kind community with beautiful homes and amenities that can’t be beat,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Lotus Court is steps away from excellent public transportation, located within an award-winning school district and offers beautiful homes and park-like common areas.”
Lotus Court residents have easy access to the 210 Freeway and are just steps away from Monrovia Station, part of the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa. It is located next to the historic Santa Fe Depot, which the city of Monrovia plans to redevelop for public use as part of the overall Station Square Transit Village development, a hub of interconnected residential neighborhoods, commercial buildings, office and hospitality uses offering pedestrian-friendly public spaces and transportation alternatives. Read More >
Buyers Snap Up Luxury Townhomes Near Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
YORBA LINDA, Calif. – September 20, 2016 – Brandywine Homes recently announced it has closed out sales at Covington, a 5.1-acre urban infill community with 51 luxury townhomes near Yorba Linda Boulevard and Blair Street, across from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
“We are extremely pleased with the entire sales process at Covington,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “When you are providing homes people like in locations they want to live, it is an amazing experience.” Read More >
ANAHEIM, Calif. – September 13, 2016 – Karen Hoover, a recognized leader in the homebuilding industry with more than 25 years of experience, has joined Brandywine Homes as purchasing director.
“I am very excited to join the team of expert builders at Brandywine Homes and look forward to contributing to its success, growth and prosperity,” Hoover said.
Hoover was the former vice president of purchasing for The Olson Company and also served as the purchasing manager for Meritage Homes in Corona, Calif., and vice president of purchasing for MBK Homes in Irvine, Calif.
“Brandywine will benefit greatly from Karen’s expertise in purchasing and contract negotiation and management,” said Alex Hernandez, president of Brandywine Homes. “She’s worked for some of the leading companies in this industry, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”
Hoover has completed the National Association of Home Builders Green Professional Course and UCI Light Construction Development Management Extension. She studied blueprint reading/drafting and construction cost estimating at Orange Coast College.
About Brandywine Homes
Brandywine Homes is a residential homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., that specializes in challenging infill development. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed almost 1,500 homes in 45 small- and mid-sized infill communities, revitalizing some of Southern California’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. Brandywine 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. www.brandywine-homes.com. Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Brandywine Blog.