Veteran industry executive Tom Baine has joined Irvine, California–based Landsea Homes as president of its Southern California Division. Bringing nearly 30 years of homebuilding experience to his new role, Baine will oversee the planning, development, and implementation of the company’s communities in the region.
Baine joins Landsea Homes after a long career with Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. His career began in 1990 as a customer-service representative, and he continually rose throughout the company before serving the last 14 years as VP of operations, managing numerous communities in Orange County, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and the Inland Empire.
Baine says Landsea is known throughout the world for designing and delivering homes that embrace the local lifestyle and environment in which they are built. “I look forward to adding to their wealth of experience in building high-quality, modern lifestyle homes like Lido Villas that are coming to Newport Beach or master-planned communities like IronRidge in Lake Forest and The Westerly in Simi Valley.”
The company also announced that longtime Landsea Homes executive Greg Balen will serve in a new role, as the company’s VP of corporate homebuilding operations.
“With all of the expansion plans in development at Landsea Homes, I’m excited about this new opportunity to support growing our business yet ensuring that we remain true to our commitment to sustainability and building high-quality homes,” Balen says.
Landsea Homes provides a variety of home types including suburban single-family, detached and attached homes; urban high-rise homes; and planned communities. Sustainability is a defining characteristic of the company’s homes, from the use of high-performance windows and whole-house fans to solar power and other advancements.
In addition to Orange County and Simi Valley, the company is developing homes and communities in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Arizona and in Northern California in Silicon Valley, and the East Bay.