Resume of Barry Gross
Summary of Skills
Obtaining entitlements including Specific Plan, Tentative Tract Maps, Environmental Impact Reports and Resource Permits
Preparation of Project Budgets, Cash Flows, Project Schedules and Partner Waterfalls
Focus on identifying product mixes resulting in increased Land Residuals Values and Net Present Values while maximizing Internal Rates of Return and minimizing peak capital.
Value Engineering and Value Planning
Extensive experience in Public Financing including Community Facilities Districts and Mello Roos facilities
2016 – 2020 Newport Pacific Land Company
Development Manager: Managed land acquisitions underwriting and land use entitlements for company with more than 10,000 lots in development. Entitlements include Specific Plans, Tentative Tract Maps, Environmental Impact Reports and Resource Permits. Manage third party consultant teams.
1997 to 2016 Developers Research, Inc.
President and Owner: Managed general operations, responsible for overseeing all projects analyzed by the real-estate consulting firm specializing in cost analysis, cash flows, and land residual valuations. Reviewed over 7,000 projects containing more than 5,000,000 residential units and 2 billion square feet of commercial, industrial and retail projects in 26 states. At peak, company had 47 employees.
1990 to 1996 Sarmate, USA
Partner and General Director (CEO): Owned and operated a clay brick factory producing 4,000,000 bricks per month in Astrakhan, Russian Federation. Managed 350 employees and responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing facility.
1990 to 1992 Planning Commissioner: City of Newport Beach, CA
Reviewed and approved all land use applications in the City of Newport Beach, CA. Significant Projects included Newport Coast (more than 2,000 homes and commercial centers) and Hoag Hospital (addition of 600,000 Square Feet)
1985 to 1989 Development Processing Review Committee: Orange County, CA Board of Supervisors
Member: Proposed and approved development policies for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Appointed by Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Thomas Riley
1982 to 1990 Concorde Development, Land Developer and Residential Builder
General Partner and Co-Owner: Responsible for operations, financing, accounting, sales and marketing. Increased revenues from $275,000 in 1984 to $20 Million in 1989.
1977 – 1982 The Housing Group
Corporate Controller and Finance Manager: Pritzker Family owned real estate developer with sales of $100 Million. Responsible for financial reporting, tax compliance and non-real estate activities.
1973 – 1976 Kenneth Leventhal Company, CPAs
Accountant: Provided audit, tax and management services specializing in services for real estate developers.
Education and Professional Licenses
2008 SEAK, Inc. – Attended 5 day classes to improve expert witness skills
1976 - present: California Real Estate Broker, License #00878776
1974 - present: Certified Public Accountant, California License #23856 E (Inactive)
2008 - 2016. Project Manager Professional, Registration #1225002 (Inactive)
1973 - 1974: M.B.A., Accounting / Finance, Rutgers Graduate School of Business, Newark, N.J.
1968 - 1972: B.A., Economics, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
1965 - 1968: Diploma, Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge, N.J.
1964: Eagle Scout
Building Industry Association, Orange County programs
Information Management Network (IMN)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)
Paul Merage Graduate School of Business, University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine,
Instructor, Light Construction Management Program (UCI)
Urban Land Institute
Memberships and Committees
2005 - present: Member: Big Canyon Country Club, participation in various management committees
2009 - 2018: Member. Urban Land Institute, National Community Development Council
1983 - 1989: Board of Directors. Building Industry Association of Orange County, CA
1980 - 2018: Member. Building Industry Association of Orange County, CA