Bay Area Trumark Homes Appoints Senior Land Acquisitions Manager

Dynamic Investment Specialist Managed Acquisitions for 900 Bay Area Residences in her First Seven Years in the Industry

DANVILLE, Calif. – December 18, 2012 – Jennifer Vo, a real estate professional who has booked more than $150 million in San Francisco Bay Area real estate transactions, has joined Trumark Homes as Senior Land Acquisitions Manager.

Vo came to Trumark from San Jose-based Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., where she was part of the Global Real Estate and Facilities team. From 2004-09, Vo worked for Taylor Morrison (formerly Taylor Woodrow Homes) as land acquisitions analyst and later land acquisitions manager for Northern California.

There, she placed over 900 single-family detached, townhome and condominium units in the San Francisco Bay Area representing $150 million in acquisition value, managing acquisition transactions from purchase and sale agreements to escrow closing processes.

“Jennifer’s credentials and experience are rare in someone so young, and we really liked her energy and work ethic,” said Michael Maples, principal of Trumark Homes. “She’s a team player, able to manage multiple projects with a high level of organization and attention to detail.”

“The more I get my feet wet at Trumark, the more I realize this is the right time to be in homebuilding,” Vo said. “There are unknowns, and competition, of course, but the economy is picking up and we feel there are definite opportunities in the Bay Area.”

Vo said the best part of her job at Trumark is the people. “They’re all creative, talented and very motivated. We’re all fighting for the same goals and it’s very family-like here, so I really like that aspect of the company.”

Vo received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001, and last year she earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University.

The day she graduated, she learned she and a classmate had won the Columbia University 2011 Real Estate Research Competition, which carries a $10,000 prize. In their winning entry, Vo and her classmate argued the best real estate investment strategy at the time was to buy discounted notes on commercial property rather than hard assets.

Being a woman in a male-dominated field keeps things interesting, she said. “There are challenges, but it’s exciting to be in an area where you don’t see a lot of women doing the job,” said Vo. “It’s given me wonderful professional opportunities, and it’s always interesting to figure out how I can create value for both Trumark and the neighborhoods we work in.”

About The Trumark Group of Companies
The Trumark Group of Companies is a diversified real estate developer and builder with expertise in land acquisition, homebuilding, community design, entitlements and office, R&D and retail development.

Trumark Companies is the residential development arm of the organization and has completed over $600 million in transactions since 2000, representing approximately 2,500 lots in Northern and Southern California.

Trumark Commercial, which builds, leases and sells commercial buildings, has entitled or developed approximately two million square feet of office, R&D, retail and hotel properties in the northern portion of the Golden State.

Trumark Homes is a new generation homebuilder that is nimble, focused and unburdened by broken projects of the past. Since May of 2009, Trumark has raised more than $140 million of equity and funded 15 deals. Its pipeline exceeds 1,500 lots in core urban areas of California, representing more than $900 million in future revenue.

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