|Wed, April 14th at 10 AM EDT REGISTER HERE! Please Join Eshenbaugh Land Company’s Bill Eshenbaugh and Ryan Sampson, along with their guest speakers as they discuss the current Tampa Bay real estate market.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting virtually.
Lesley Deutch is based in Florida for John Burns Real Estate Consulting. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting with executives in the finance and real estate industries throughout North America. She works across a wide spectrum of industries including apartments, for-sale housing, high-rise development, urban projects, single-family rental, building products and commercial developments.
Previously, Lesley was Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Deutsche Bank in New York, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major U.S. metropolitan areas and wrote due diligence reports for RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank) acquisitions across the country.
Currently, Lesley serves as a member of the Community Development Council (Green) for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) nationally, the Multifamily Development Council for ULI in Florida, and a is a member of the UF Real Estate Advisory Board. Ms. Deutch is also a graduate of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.
Willy Nunn has served as President of Homes by WestBay, LLC since the company was founded in 2009. The company has become a top four builder in Tampa and is the largest builder based in Tampa. WestBay’s 2020 revenues totaled $348 million on deliveries of 835 homes in Hillsborough and Pasco Pinellas Counties. The company is now also active in Polk and Manatee County. Since its inception in the aftermath of the Great Recession, WestBay has typically achieved the highest average price of all high-volume builders while maintaining a 4-5% market share. The company’s approximately 135 team members deliver luxury and personalization at an undeniable value relative to the competition.
WestBay’s launched Casa Fresca Homes in 2019 with a mission to empower homeownership through smart, stylish, yet attainable homes. Of the total WestBay 2020 closings, Casa Fresca accounted for 181 and is expected to grow rapidly.
Prior to WestBay, Willy held senior positions with Centex Homes and Taylor Woodrow. Willy worked for Bank of America for over ten years in various markets as a senior real estate banker and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Tash graduated summa cum laude in 1976 from Indiana University. He received Marshall Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Edinburgh University in Scotland in 1978.
He started with the Times that fall as a local news reporter and worked his way through various news jobs – including Washington bureau chief – to become the editor of the Tampa Bay Times and chief executive of the company.
Tash is chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists and media leaders, which owns Times Publishing. He has served on the boards of America’s leading journalism organizations, including the Associated Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Pulitzer Prizes, where he was the chairman.
In 2012, Tash received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University, and he was inducted to the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame the following year.
Tash is married to the former Karyn Krayer of St. Petersburg, a high school teacher. They have two daughters, a physician and a lawyer, and twin grandchildren.
The Tampa Bay Times is Florida’s leading newspaper and is widely considered among the country’s best newspapers. It has won 12 Pulitzer Prizes, including two prizes in 2016 for local and investigative reporting. Until 2012, the newspaper was known as the St. Petersburg Times, but changed its name to reflect its growth throughout the Tampa Bay region. In 2016, the Times acquired the Tampa Tribune, making the Times one of the 10 largest newspapers in the country.
“We’re so excited to see everyone at the event. Please be sure you register to join us.”— Bill Eshenbaugh & Ryan Sampson