Six California homebuilders including San Diegans Robert McLeod of Newland Communities and Tom Sudberry of Sudberry Properties have been named to the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.
McLeod, Newland chairman and CEO, has been instrumental in the development of both the nearly 5,000-home 4S Ranch masterplan and San Diego’s 1,100-acre University City plan, which now has 9,000 residential units, 1,600 hotel rooms, and 3.6 million square feet of retail, office and industrial.
Through McLeod’s leadership, Newland is considered one of the largest and most innovative master-planned developers in the nation with communities in 14 states.
Sudberry, chairman of the board of San Diego-based Sudberry Properties, has been involved in a variety of ventures from shopping centers to office buildings to large master-planned developments such as Civita at the northern edge of Mission Valley. Civita is projected to feature 4,800 residential units, 900,000 square feet of office and retail space, a school and 80 acres of open space.
The other honorees include Sherman S. Haggerty, retired Sacramento-region vice president for Lennar Corp., John J. Ryan Jr., president of Brookfield Homes Bay Area in Danville, and Bill Watt, president of Newport Beach-based Baywood Development Group.