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20th Anniversary: Thanks from All of Us at Brandywine Homes! 

 In 2014 Brandywine Homes celebrates its 20th Anniversary as a homebuilder and developer in Southern California.  Join us this week as we look back at our history over the years.


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It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since I founded Brandywine Homes with nothing more than a part-time bookkeeper as staff and one urban infill project on the books.

To be honest, some people thought I was crazy. In 1994, when I started Brandywine, most builders shied away from urban infill and downtown development projects because of the complex and challenging land acquisition and entitlement process. Infill development isn’t easy, and over the past 20 years it has only become more cumbersome. But we’re not slowing down.

Brandywine has grown into the successful company it is today with the help of strong and enduring financial relationships. Even during the worst of the downtimes, our lenders and equity partners have stayed with us because they know we deliver. Partnerships with longtime professionals and investors such as Surender Dewan, Ross and Susan Hammond, Jim Langston, Ron and Mary Michelson, and Jan Nunes have been crucial to our growth and prosperity. We are eternally grateful.

The residential real estate market isn’t what it was in 1994. Companies have consolidated, entitlements are more complicated and buildable land is harder to find. As a company, we’ve had to be nimble and flexible to ride the waves of residential construction — and that has made us even stronger.

We look forward to the next 20 years of building communities that improve lives and lay a strong foundation for the next generation.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to
Brandywine’s success.

James Barisic
Founder and Chairman
Brandywine Homes