Mr. Hester has more than 25 years of real estate experience. Prior to forming West Coast Housing Partners in 2007, Mr. Hester served as Executive Vice President and Founding Partner of one of Southern California’s leading home builders and land developers. At its height, the company employed over 200 people in four operating divisions and was ranked as one of the top 100 home builders nationwide. Mr. Hester supervised all entitlement activities, product development, and sales and marketing efforts. He conducted all land sales for the company’s master-planned communities and negotiated several structured joint ventures and partnerships related to large land positions. In 1993, Mr. Hester served as Regional Manager, Vice President for the Southern California Division of Weyerhaeuser Financial Services’ home building subsidiary. He oversaw all aspects of land acquisition, project development, and overall division performance. Prior to 1993, Mr. Hester served as Financial Analyst for Buie Corporation handling acquisition analysis and due diligence for the company’s Orange County division. Mr. Hester also functioned as Project Manager for Buie’s 700-acre master-planned community, Rancho Niguel. Mr. Hester is a licensed General Contractor. He is Past President of HomeAid Orange County and member of the Board of Directors of HomeAid America. Mr. Hester is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.