Corporate Governance

TRI Pointe Group is committed to managing our affairs consistent with the highest principles of business ethics and corporate governance requirements of both federal law and the NYSE. We have a clear code of business conduct to which all employees, officers and directors must adhere. The charters of our Board committees clearly establish their respective roles and responsibilities. For us, good corporate governance also means communicating consistently with our shareholders, customers and neighbors.

Management Team

Douglas F. Bauer , , , Chief Executive Officer

Douglas (Doug) Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes where he also served as Chief Financial Officer and President of its Northern California Division.

He is actively involved in both legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

After receiving his B.A. from the University of Oregon, Doug went on to finish his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. When he’s not working on TRI Pointe, Doug likes to work on bettering his triathlon times for both exercise and pleasure.

Thomas J. Mitchell , , , President and Chief Operating Officer

Thomas (Tom) Mitchell is the President and Chief Operating Officer with over 25 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry including tenure with William Lyon Homes, The Irvine Company and Pacific Savings Bank. He has significant experience in land acquisition, entitlement and development, project planning, product design, construction operations, finance, sales/marketing, customer satisfaction and warranty service.

He has received numerous awards, including the BIA Inland Empire Builder of the Year in 2004, Outstanding Home Design and National Home of the Year award and was identified by Home Builder Executive as a Top 100 President.

Tom received his B.A. from California State University Long Beach. In his free time, Tom loves to surf and play basketball and volleyball.

Michael D. Grubbs , , , Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Michael (Mike) Grubbs is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer with a background in both homebuilding and accounting as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for William Lyon Homes, and time at Kenneth Leventhal & Company where he specialized in real estate accounting.

Mike is a member (inactive) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Arizona State University. When he’s not working, Mike loves to discover new trails with his road bike in the great outdoors.

Bradley W. Blank , , , Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Bradley (Brad) is the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He’s the resident expert for all things legal. Before joining TRI Pointe Homes, he worked for Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he served as corporate counsel to a variety of public and private companies, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, securities offerings and general corporate advice.

Brad holds a B.S. in accounting from Pepperdine University and earned his law degree from the University of San Diego.

Glenn J. Keeler , , , Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Glenn Keeler is the Chief Accounting Officer and joined TRI Pointe Homes in February 2013 as Corporate Controller. Previously, he served as Corporate Controller of STEC, Inc., a publicly traded, global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drives, and as Director of Finance and Controller of Lantronix, Inc., a publicly traded designer, developer, marketer and seller of networking and communications products. He spent six years at Ernst & Young, LLP, serving clients in the real estate, technology and manufacturing industries.

Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California and has a B.A. from California State University Dominguez Hills.

Linda H. Mamet , , , Vice President of Corporate Marketing

Linda Mamet is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing. She has over 15 years of homebuilding experience in a variety of sales and marketing roles with Pulte Group Inc (NYSE: PHM) across various brands. She also served as Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing with John Laing Homes.

She is a California Real Estate Broker, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Programing Committee Co-chair of the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference (PCBC).

Linda received her Bachelor of Management Studies Degree with 1st class honors from the University of Waikato in her native New Zealand.

Christopher J. Martin , , , Head of Investor Relations & Vice President of Finance

Christopher (Chris) Martin is the Head of Investor Relations & Vice President of Finance. He joined TRI Pointe in 2013 and is responsible for all treasury and cash management activity for the home office and homebuilders. Christopher works on the sourcing and underwriting of company debt and lines of credit.

Prior to joining TRI Pointe, Christopher served as Vice President and Treasurer of LNR Property for 16 years, and with Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President of the Real Estate Lending Group.

Christopher earned a B.Sc. in Marketing from San Diego State University.

Daniel S. Shea , , , Vice President of Human Resources

Daniel (Dan) Shea is the Vice President of Human Resources at TRI Pointe Group. He became Director of Human Resources for WRECO in 2008 bringing 30 years of experience in merger and acquisition, human resources and industry expertise to the role.

He previously served as a board member for Seattle University’s Center for Leadership Formation’s Advisory board, the Multi-Service Center, and the Human Resource Planning Society and is active in the HR Consortium for the homebuilding industry.

Daniel earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Psychology and Business Management from Washington State University and is a graduate of Seattle University’s Executive Leadership Program.

Robert W. D’Unger , , , Vice President of Information Technology

Robert (Bob) D’Unger serves as the Vice President of Information Technology at TRI Pointe Group. Previously, Robert was the Director of IT for Weyerhaeuser Real Estate and served as Director of Sales Service, Financial Services Manager, Accounting Manager and Controller.

He is passionate about local nonprofits and community involvement, which includes time as President and board member for Grand Cinema – Tacoma, and then treasurer and board member for Historic Tacoma, as well as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul School Board.

Robert holds an executive M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

Kevin W. Wilson , , , Vice President of Purchasing and National Accounts

Kevin Wilson is the Vice President of Purchasing and National Accounts with over 20 years of experience in national purchasing and supply chain management with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO) and David Weekley Homes as well as fostering the expansion into Denver for Neumann Homes of Chicago.

He participates in several Leading Builders of America councils and currently leads TRI Pointe’s Think Tanks for Construction & Purchasing. Kevin’s also active in local charities including HomeAid and RAIN communities.

He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in Construction Management, and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. In his free time, Kevin loves to shoot, cycle and golf.

Board of Directors

Barry S. Sternlicht , , , Chairman of the Board

Barry Sternlicht serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to the conversion into a corporation, he served as Chairman of the board of managers of TPH LLC.

Barry has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $77 billion. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure, and is also Chairman and CEO of Starwood Property Trust, the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the United States traded on the NYSE, and Co-Chairman of Colony Starwood Homes.

Barry received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Douglas F. Bauer , , , Chief Executive Officer

Doug Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. He has 25+ years of experience in the real estate finance, development and homebuilding industry.

Doug is active in legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County.

Doug received his B.A. from the University of Oregon and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. 

Steven J. Gilbert , , , Lead Independent Director

Steven is Chairman of the Board of Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P. He was a Founder and Managing General Partner of Soros Capital L.P., and a principal Advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd.

He received his B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Thomas B. Rogers , ,

Thomas Rogers previously served as Executive Vice President in charge of City National Bank’s Southern Region. He also served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Irvine Company.

He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plaza Bancorp and Plaza Bank and on the Board of Directors of Memorial Health Services.

Thomas received his B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and attended graduate school at Wayne State University.

Christopher D. Graham , ,

Christopher Graham is a Senior Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group and is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting and closing investments. He also managed Starwood Land Ventures. Previously, he was with CB Richard Ellis in Washington, D.C., where he was Director of its Financial Consulting Group (Eastern Region).

He received a B.B.A. in finance from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Daniel S. Fulton , ,

Daniel Fulton served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Weyerhaeuser. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WRECO. He was also a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), and served as chair of the BRT Housing Subcommittee.

Daniel graduated with a B.A. in economics from Miami University (Ohio), received an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Washington, and completed the Stanford University Executive Program.

Lawrence B. Burrows , ,

Lawrence Burrows served as Senior Vice President of Wood Products for Weyerhaeuser. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WRECO. Prior to that, he was President of Winchester Homes.

Lawrence is a Senior Planning Fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.

He has B.A. from Rutgers University, a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Constance B. Moore , ,

Constance Moore served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of BRE Properties, Inc. She has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Previously, she was a managing director of Security Capital Group & Affiliates. Constance also held several executive positions, including co-chairman and chief operating officer of Archstone Communities Trust.

Constance holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.

Committee Composition

Chairperson Member
Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Lawrence B. Burrows

Mr. Burrows serves as a member of our Board of Directors. He served as Senior Vice President of Wood Products for Weyerhaeuser from 2010 through 2013, when he retired after 25 years with the company. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Burrows was President and Chief Executive Officer of WRECO. Prior to becoming WRECO’s President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Winchester Homes, a WRECO subsidiary, from 2003 to 2008. Before joining Weyerhaeuser and WRECO, Mr. Burrows was a real estate consultant and developer. Mr. Burrows served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, Seattle/King County, and HomeAid of Northern Virginia. Currently, he is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and an advisor to the Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Center. Mr. Burrows earned a B.A. from Rutgers University, a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is the author of Growth Management: Issues, Techniques and Policy Implications, published by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University.

Daniel S. Fulton

Mr. Fulton serves as a member of our Board of Directors. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Weyerhaeuser from 2008 through 2013, when he retired after nearly 38 years with the company. Prior to becoming Weyerhaeuser’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fulton served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of WRECO from 2001 to 2008. During Mr. Fulton’s tenure as Weyerhaeuser’s Chief Executive Officer, he was a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), where he served as the chair of the BRT Housing Subcommittee, and served on the boards of a number of industry associations, including NAFO (the National Alliance of Forest Owners), NAREIT (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts), SFI (the Sustainable Forest Initiative) and the AF&PA (the American Forest and Paper Association). Mr. Fulton is the past chair of the Washington Roundtable, where he continues as a member of the Executive Committee, and is the past chair of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, where he continues to serve as an Executive Fellow. Mr. Fulton is a director of Saltchuk Resources, a privately-owned company primarily engaged in transportation and distribution, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Mr. Fulton graduated with a B.A. in economics from Miami University (Ohio) in 1970. He received an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Washington in 1976, and he completed the Stanford University Executive Program in 2001. From 1970 to 1974, he served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.

Steven J. Gilbert

Mr. Gilbert was appointed as a member of our board of directors effective upon the completion of our initial public offering and is our lead independent director. Mr. Gilbert is Chairman of the Board of Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., a billion dollar private equity fund and has served in this capacity since 1998. He is Vice Chairman of MidOcean Equity Partners, LP, and served as the Vice Chairman of Stone Tower Capital from January 2007 until April 2012 and as the Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Sun Group (USA) until 2009. From 1992 to 1997 he was a Founder and Managing General Partner of Soros Capital L.P., the principal venture capital and leveraged transaction entity of the Quantum Group of Funds, and a principal Advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd. From 1988 to 1992, he was the Managing Director of Commonwealth Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity investment firm. Prior to that, from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Gilbert was the Managing General Partner of Chemical Venture Partners (now J. P. Morgan Capital Partners), which he founded. Mr. Gilbert was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1970 and practiced law at Goodwin Procter & Hoar in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an associate in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1972 to 1976, a Vice President at Wertheim & Co., Inc. from 1976 to 1978 and a Managing Director at E. F. Hutton International from 1978 to 1980. Mr. Gilbert was recently Chairman of the Board of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., Chairman of CPM Holdings, True Temper Sports and a Director of J. O. Hambro Capital Management Group and the Asian Infrastructure Fund. He is also Senior Advisor to Continental Grain and a Director of MBIA, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (NYSE: MBI), and is a Lead Independent Director of the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT - NYSE).

Previously, Mr. Gilbert has been a Director of numerous companies, including Monteplier Re, Olympus Trust, Office Depot, Inc., Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., Parker Pen Limited, Piggly Wiggly Southern, Inc., Coast Community News, Inc., GTS-Duratek, Magnavox Electronic Systems Company, UroMed Corporation, Star City Casino Holdings, Ltd., Katz Media Corporation, Airport Group International, Batavia Investment Management, Ltd., Affinity Financial Group, Inc., ESAT Telecom, Ltd., Colep Holding, Ltd., NFO Worldwide, Terra Nova (Bermuda) Holdings, Limited and Veritas-DCG. He was the principal owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lion’s Gate Films from 1980 to 1984. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Global Agenda Council on Capital Flows of the World Economic Forum, a Trustee of the New York University Langone Medical School and a member of the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute. Mr. Gilbert received his B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Christopher D. Graham

Mr. Graham serves as a member of our Board of Directors. He is a Senior Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group, supervising its investments in North America. Mr. Graham is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting and closing investments in all property types. At Starwood Capital Group, he has managed Starwood Land Ventures and overseen Starwood’s investments in approximately 10,000 residential lots. In addition, he has overseen the acquisition of approximately $300 million of non performing single-family residential loans. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group in 2002, Mr. Graham was with CB Richard Ellis in Washington, D.C., where he was Director of its Financial Consulting Group for the Eastern Region of the United States. Prior to this role, Mr. Graham was Associate Director, Eastern Region of CB Richard Ellis’ Investment Properties Group. Mr. Graham also served as a consultant to Lincoln Property Company’s Washington, D.C. office on various asset management, development and acquisition assignments. Mr. Graham received a B.B.A. in finance from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Constance B. Moore

Ms. Moore serves as a member of our Board of Directors. She served as a Director of BRE Properties. Inc. (NYSE: BRE) from September 2002 until BRE was acquired in April 2014. Ms. Moore served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BRE from January 2005 until April 2014, served as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2004 until December 2004 and served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from September 2002 to December 2003. Ms. Moore has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining BRE in 2002, she was a managing director of Security Capital Group & Affiliates. From 1993 to 2002, Ms. Moore held several executive positions with Security Capital Group, including co-chairman and chief operating officer of Archstone Communities Trust. Ms. Moore holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. In 2009, she served as chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Currently, she is the chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Policy Advisory Board at UC Berkeley, a member of the Urban Land Institute, serves on the board of the Tower Foundation at San Jose State University and is a Trustee for the City of Hope in Duarte, California.

Thomas B. Rogers

Mr. Rogers was appointed as a member of our board of directors effective upon the completion of our initial public offering. Until his retirement in January 2009, Mr. Rogers served as Executive Vice President in charge of City National Bank’s Southern Region. In that position, he oversaw the delivery of commercial banking, private client and wealth management services to clients throughout Orange County, the greater San Diego area and the Inland Empire. Before joining City National Bank in 2000, Mr. Rogers served for eight years as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Irvine Company. Prior to that, Mr. Rogers spent more than 25 years with two major financial institutions. Specifically, he served as Executive Vice President and Division Administrator of Security Pacific National Bank’s Real Estate Industries Group, Southern Division, and prior to that was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Security Pacific’s California Corporate Group. His previous banking career also included 15 years with the National Bank of Detroit in corporate lending assignments. In his retirement, Mr. Rogers serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plaza Bank, a community business bank located in Irvine, California. He was appointed to the board of Plaza Bank in June 2009 and elected Chairman in December 2009. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Memorial Health Services, a six hospital, integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Fountain Valley, California. Mr. Rogers received his B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, attended graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed the curriculum of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.

Barry S. Sternlicht

Mr. Sternlicht serves as the chairman of our board of directors. Prior to our conversion into a corporation, he served as chairman of the board of managers of TPH LLC. Mr. Sternlicht has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group since its formation in 1991. He also has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (NYSE: STWD), since its formation in 2009. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $40 billion. From 1995 through early 2005, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company he founded in 1995. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of Société du Louvre. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL), Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) and Mammoth Mountain. Mr. Sternlicht is a Trustee of Brown University. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Robin Hood and is on the boards of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s National Leadership Advocacy Program and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, the World Presidents Organization, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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1On October 25, 2016, TRI Pointe Group’s Board of Directors approved and adopted an amended and restated Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (“Code of Ethics”) amending the confidentiality provisions to make clear the Code of Ethics does not limit any individual’s: (i) ability to file a complaint or communicate with the government; and (ii) right to receive a whistleblower award.  On February 23, 2017, TRI Pointe Group’s Board of Directors approved and adopted a further amendment and restatement of the Code of Ethics to make certain clarifying and administrative changes regarding entertainment, gifts and gratuities.

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