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Brandywine Homes Brings Hernandez Aboard





By Carrie Rossenfeld | Orange County | December 17, 2013

IRVINE, CA-Brandywine Homes has hired real estate veteran Alex G. Hernandez as SVP of land acquisition and project management. The move was part of an anticipated expansion for the firm over the next three years.

Hernandez was most recently SVP of acquisition & forward planning with the Olson Co. and has also worked as an executive with TELACU Development. He has more than 27 years of experience and will leverage his deep knowledge of the Southern California housing market and his extensive contacts in the industry to identify promising infill opportunities, supervise entitlement efforts and work on annual business plans as well as day-to-day strategy for the firm.

“Since 1994, Brandywine has established itself as a leader in the Southern California housing market,” says Hernandez. “I am excited for the opportunity to join forces with a seasoned management team with a focus on infill housing. Their range of products provides new housing opportunities to buyers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.”

Hernandez has spent his entire career in real estate development and land planning. After spending the first decade of his career in local government as a city planner for major cities in Southern California, including Long Beach, Hermosa Beach and Los Alamitos, he parlayed his knowledge and skills to help developers find land and navigate the complex entitlement process that exists in this market.

“There are very few real estate professionals who are as accomplished as Alex at targeting the best infill properties in this challenging market and finding off-market deals,” says Brett Whitehead, Brandywine’s president. “Although we’ll be working closely together, this will allow me to focus on forecasting, build relationships with investors and analyze the financial aspects of growing the company over the next several years.”

As reported in October, Brandywine has begun construction on a single-family detached-home community in Garden Grove called Walden. The community will be built on nearly two acres and feature 18 homes with full driveways on 3,000-square-foot lots.