Danville, Calif. (March 22, 2016) – Trumark Companies, a diversified real estate developer and builder, has added two seasoned controllers to its operating companies – Trumark Homes and Trumark Urban. Laurie Byer joins the Danville office of Trumark Homes while Franziska Frey is stationed in Trumark Urban’s San Francisco office. The two will oversee all aspects of financial management including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures.
“Laurie and Franziska each have an impressive background in the finance and accounting industry underscored by an ability to effectively lead teams and support significant growth. With several large-scale initiatives underway in 2016 for both Trumark Homes and Trumark Urban, Laurie and Franziska couldn’t have joined our team at a better time,” said Rob Fregulia, Chief Financial Officer of Trumark Companies. “We are pleased to welcome them to the Trumark family.”
Laurie Byer has more than 30 years’ experience in the homebuilding and construction industry with an emphasis in strategic planning, financial planning and analysis. Ms. Byer has held positions with both private and public companies in Illinois, Minnesota, Arizona and California, including Lennar, John Laing Homes, Signature Homes and most recently, served as Chief Financial Officer of Industrial Electrical Company in Modesto, Calif. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Elmhurst College.
Franziska Frey is a seasoned accounting and finance professional with particular expertise in process and policy development, full-cycle accounting, data analysis and communications. Prior to joining Trumark, Ms. Frey held several roles during her ten years with the Bridge Housing Corporation, California’s leading non-profit affordable housing developer, most recently serving as an Accounting Manager – Development. She obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from University of the Pacific.
This news comes on the heels of Trumark Homes announcing the acquisition of Fielding, a neighborhood subdivision within the Wallis Ranch master planned community under construction in Dublin, Calif. owned by sister company Trumark Communities. Trumark Urban also has several luxury residential projects underway in California, including TEN50, a boutique high-rise residential tower in downtown Los Angeles where sales will commence in April and The Pacific, a collection of 10 row homes and 66 jewel box residences in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood.
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 has raised more than $460 million of equity and funded 25 projects since the depth of the recession in 2009. www.trumarkco.com
Trumark Homes is a visionary, next generation homebuilder with a robust portfolio of new home neighborhoods spanning the state of California. Emphasizing distinction and innovation in every home, Trumark Homes focuses on core infill developments in locations that exhibit strong job growth and provide access to major job centers. www.trumarkhomes.com, TruBlu Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Trumark Urban develops high-density condominiums and commercial projects in global gateway markets with a focus on core urban neighborhoods close to jobs, transit and local businesses. With offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the firm has a portfolio of more than 1,000 condominiums and over one million square feet representing more than $1 billion of future revenue. www.trumarkurban.com
Trumark Communities is a residential land development platform focused on acquiring, developing and selling improved lots in master planned communities. Its current pipeline includes 1,500+ lots representing total projected revenue in excess of $300 million. Trumark Communities realized lot sales to builders of over $200 million in 2015. www.trumarkcommunities.com
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. www.trumarkco.com