Land O’Lakes, FL- Newland Communities has named Aaron Baker as vice president of operations for Bexley, its master planned community in Pasco County. He previously worked in Newland’s Charlotte, N.C. office as the director of finance and accounting for the East region, where he was heavily involved in project management and development for the company’s Mid-Atlantic communities.
Bexley is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Newland is well known in Tampa due to its successful FishHawk Ranch, Waterset, MiraBay, and Westchase communities. Bexley is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
In his new role, Baker will be charged with the day to day operations of the Bexley community providing leadership in all areas including finance, development and strategy.
“I’m extremely excited for this new opportunity in the Tampa Bay area,” said Baker, who is also a certified public accountant. “It provides me the chance to fully engage in the operations side of the business and diversify my experience within a new market. Bexley is already a fantastic community, so taking this position was very attractive from a project perspective.”
During his five-year career with Newland, Baker has liaised with the company’s various operations teams, and has been involved in securing approximately $155 million in land acquisitions for the company.
“Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this new role”, said Alex McLeod, senior vice president and Tampa Bay division manager for Newland Communities. “We know that he will help ensure Bexley’s continued success.”
Baker worked as a CPA for over a decade prior to joining Newland Communities in 2012 as a regional controller based in Charlotte. A Michigan native, Baker graduated from Grand Valley State University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance.
Bexley by Newland Communities opened in Fall 2016 and is a 1,825-acre master-planned community located in Land O’Lakes among several notable wilderness preserves. Nestled among the cypress domes, oak hammocks and pine flatwoods are single-family homes, townhomes, villas, and courtyard homes starting in the low $200s to over $600,000. Amenities include 10 miles of multi-use, soft surface Avid™ Trails; state-of-the-art workout stations, dog parks, play areas for all ages and a bicycle pump park. The lakefront Bexley Club is the hub of activity featuring the Welcome Center and Twisted Sprocket Café, resort-style pools, fitness center, game room and a planned bicycle shop offering rentals and repairs for residents and visitors. For more information call 813.425.7555 or visit www.bexleyflorida.com
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com.
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/.
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