New Home Insights Podcast Episode 33: Emile Haddad, FivePoint | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Episode 33: Inspiration for ‘When the World Goes Upside Down’

In this podcast, Emile Haddad, CEO of publicly traded land developer FivePoint Holdings, describes how these experiences as well as bankruptcies at two prior employers, helped him prepare for the next black swan event—and helps him guide his team through these difficult times.

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Featured Guest

Emile Haddad, Chairman and CEO, FivePoint Holdings, LLC

Emile Haddad is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FivePoint Holdings, LLC.  FivePoint, which is the largest developer of mixed-use communities in coastal California, owns and manages Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, Newhall Ranch in Los Angeles County and The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point in San Francisco. Combined, these four mixed-used communities will include approximately 40,000 residential homes and 20 million square feet of commercial space. All total, these developments will generate approximately 288,000 jobs during construction and $54 billion in activity for the California economy.

Prior to founding FivePoint, Emile was the Chief Investment Officer of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, where he was in charge of the company’s real estate investments and asset management.  Emile was a founding member of Lennar in California, and was instrumental in its growth.

Emile has over 30 years of development experience in the United States and overseas.  Prior to joining Lennar, Emile was a senior executive in charge of land for Bramalea, which was part of the Canadian real estate conglomerate in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Active in the community, Emile serves as Chairman of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and as a member of the USC Price Planning Program Advisory Board. He’s the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of California, Irvine and serves on the Real Estate Advisory Boards of the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves on the board of Spain-based AEDAS Homes.

Emile is the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Construction Industry Good Scout Award, the UCI Center for Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Award. In May 2017, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Emile holds a civil engineering degree from the American University of Beirut. Emile and his wife Dina started their journey together in the United States 31 years go.



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