Credentials

  • Evaluation of Various Operations and Programs
  • Identification of Business Opportunities
  • Support in Business Affairs
  • Advice and Consultation in Real Estate Development
  • Deal Structuring and Development Strategies
  • Project Development and Strategic Planning Solutions
  • Anthony J. Trella

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    MARKBOROUGH COMMUNITIES, INC.

    Title:   President

    Markborough Communities, Inc. (wholly-owned subsidiary of Markborough Properties, Inc.) was an international land and community development organization with projects in Houston, Dallas, and Austin TX; Boca Raton and Tampa FL; Scottsdale AZ; Denver CO; and Calgary, Alberta Canada.  Markborough’s land holdings for development were among the largest and most diversified in North America.  Full profit and loss responsibility for all land development and building operations throughout North America.

    Major projects included:

      • New Territory  –  Houston, TX     (3,100 acres)
      • Stonebriar  –  Dallas, TX     (510 acres)
      • Harris Branch  –  Austin, TX     (2,200 acres)
      • Boca Pointe  –  Boca Raton, FL     (1,200 acres)
      • Hunter’s Green  –  Tampa, FL     (2,000 acres)
      • Gainey Ranch  –  Scottsdale, AZ     (560 acres)
      • Hunters Glen  –  Denver, CO     (500 acres)
      • Richmond Hill  –  Calgary     ( 290 acres)
    •  Reorganized Markborough into one of the premier development organizations in the United States – noted for quality, integrity, marketing leadership, and management.
    • Fiscal responsibility and supervision of:
      • Over $300 million in revenues in five years ($225 million in last two years)
      • Over $200 million in development and construction work.
      •  Operating budgets over $25 million per annum.
      •  Seven decentralized operating divisions.
      •  Eight large master-planned communities.
      •  Over twenty developments in total.
      •  Over 300 commercial and industrial acres developed.
      •  Over 4,000 residential lots developed.
      •  Over 10,000 residential lots planned.
      •  Over 600 homes built by the company.
      •  Four operating golf course country clubs.
      •  Over 300 staff personnel (over 600 total personnel).
    • Directed organization from negative cash flow from operations of ($50) million in 1989 to positive $25 million projected in 1992.
    • Led the implementation of one of the best overall marketing programs of any major development organization.
    • Increased sales and market share at every major development despite recessionary conditions.
    • Significantly upgraded caliber and make-up of all levels of personnel – over 75% turnover of personnel.
    • Directed overhaul of all human resource policies and all employee benefit programs.

     

    AMERICAN CAPITAL CORPORATION

    Title:   Executive Vice President – American Capital Corporation

    President – Transcapital Development Corporation

    American Capital Corporation (ACC) was originally a publicly held land sales company in the late 1960’s.  After a number of leveraged transactions in the early 1980’s, ACC acquired Transohio Savings, the largest S & L in Ohio.  Hired to manage all of the real estate operations of ACC and establish a development profit center.  Formed Transcapital Development Corporation to exit the land sales business and form a development and homebuilding division.  Built out a number of projects peaking at a volume between 400-500 housing units per year.  Simultaneously served in a consulting capacity for the savings bank’s real estate including REO in Texas.  Directed the due diligence and valuation of Amerifirst Savings & Loan’s Real Estate Development portfolio for potential acquisition by ACC.

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    • Successfully managed and consolidated all of the real estate organizations of this multi-structured Public organization.
    • Restructured management staff and operational and financial controls.
    • Introduced and implemented major residential communities and housing projects.
    • Prepared and carried out business plans for 1986, 1987 and 1988.  This included more than 1,000 housing units, five new communities, and the disposition of more than $50 million in old assets and related debt.
    • Brought to completion several major workouts in which the parent company was a major lender.
    • Headed the real estate due diligence team for the acquisition of $250 million in development assets owned by AmeriFirst Savings & Loan.

    PULTE HOME CORPORATION

    Title:    President – South Florida Division

    Pulte Home Corporation is one of the largest home building corporations in the United States.  Commenced the operation of an entirely new division for the company.  Opened four subdivisions and started construction of new housing products, building at an annualized rate of over 300 homes.

    • Organized the total operational base.
    • Hired all key managers and employees.
    • Negotiated five land acquisitions.
    • Completed in-depth marketing study of South Florida market.
    • Designed four new innovative housing products.
    • Developed strong management team with excellent support systems.

    MONDEX, INC.

    Title:   President

    Mondex was a wholly owned subsidiary of The Summit Organization, Inc., a major manufacturing company listed on the AMEX.  Mondex, in 1969, was predominantly a land sales company that acquired thousands of acres of land, built roads and drainage systems, and mass-marketed residential lots to buyers across the country.

    Originally hired as Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer to implement solid financial systems and procedures to track the land sales business.  Promoted to President in 1972.  Formulated and implemented a plan to decrease the company’s land sales business.

    Created a development organization, hired staff of land development and homebuilding executives and had profit and loss responsibility for all operations. Divisions included land development, homebuilding, golf course construction and operation, title company, and an energy company.  Grew company to be the largest developer in Volusia County, Florida (Daytona Beach).

    In 1979, The Summit Organization decided to liquidate its profitable real estate operation to fund a troubled manufacturing business.  Implemented a three year exit plan to build-out and sell off remaining inventory of both developed and raw land.

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    • Planned and directed the transition of Mondex, Inc. from a single business (land sales) company to a fully integrated development organization.
    • Profit and loss responsibility for over 50 subsidiary corporations.
    • Management leader of up to 250 people.
    • Managed the planning of seven fully integrated residential communities.
    • Successfully negotiated many multi-million dollar loans.
    • Supervised land and housing sales over $100 million.
    • Generated net operating profits over $20 million.
    • Built and operated golf course for profit.
    • Formed a public sewage treatment utility.
    • Successfully completed four joint ventures with foreign investors.
    • Managed the operations of real estate brokerage affiliations in ten states outside Florida.
    • Directed the construction of over 100 miles of roads and 50 miles of drainage canals.
    • Formed Unistar Energy Corporation which planned and created three oil and gas drilling partnerships in 1981.

     PFIZER, INC.

    Held various financial management positions and participated in an extensive senior management training program.

    U. S. Navy — Six Years Active and Reserve Duty — Honorable Discharge