Management Team

Bob Cummings
Project Manager

Bob has over 25 years of real estate development experience. Previous to Chelsea, he was the San Diego Division President for Barratt American for 5 years. Prior to Barratt, he was with K. Hovnanian Homes for 12 years and was their San Diego Area President. Bob also worked 5 years at Patrick Development after his service as a Naval Flight Officer, flying the carrier based S-3 Viking jet. He joined Chelsea Investment Corporation in 2012 and has developed and constructed over 800 housing units for the company. He received his MBA from the University of San Diego and his BS from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. He was the 2010 Chairman of the San Diego Building Industry Association.

 

Randy Slabbers
Project Manager

Randy Slabbers joined Chelsea with over 15 years of experience in both affordable housing and market rate real estate development. In the affordable sector, Randy has managed over 1,600 units at various stages of development from acquisition, entitlement, financing construction, and through to lease up. As a real estate agent, he has negotiated and secured land acquisitions providing for the development of over 400 units in Los Angeles. Randy comes to us with an education in business economics from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and is currently CA State licensed as a real estate agent.

 

Chris Earl                                                                                                                           Project Manager

Chris has 30 years of real estate development experience. Previous to Chelsea, he worked for Affirmed Housing Group as a Senior Project Manager, where he managed multiple affordable and market rate developments from acquisition and financing to completion. His project experience includes master planned communities, multi-family, commercial, mixed-use, urban infill, redevelopment, podiums, family and senior affordable communities, and inclusionary housing. He managed the development and construction of thousands of homes for America’s top builders throughout the western United States, in positions as a Construction Manager, Vice President of Construction, Project Manager, Director of Entitlements and Forward Planning and Division Manager for Centex, Lennar, Richmond American, and KB HOME. Chris earned a B.A.in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California San Diego and is a licensed general contractor in the state of California. He works closely with government, developers, LIHTC equity investors and lenders to achieve project funding and design excellence.

 

William R. Peavey
Outside Director

Mr. Peavey has over 40 years of experience as a CEO, CFO and Board member with technology companies from start-up to $125 million in revenues. He has taken one semiconductor company (Brooktree Corporation, later acquired by Conexant) from start-up through its IPO and served as their public company CFO for more than 2 years, advised on another IPO, sold a company to a public company as CEO, and has participated as a CFO/CEO, Board member, advisor and investor for many San Diego technology companies. He also co-founded and sold a technology company to Cirrus Logic. He has significant hands on experience in real estate transactions, international operations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, human resource management, budgeting and financing. Most recently he served as President and CEO of Nurlogic Design, Inc, a mixed signal and analog intellectual property company for the semiconductor industry which was sold in 2003 to Artisan Components, a public company later acquired by ARM Holdings plc. Since 2003 he has been a consultant advising early stage technology companies including RF Magic, Symwave, Ethertronics, Syntricity, IO Semiconductor and others. Mr. Peavey received his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from San Diego State University and is a licensed CPA.

 

Ron Brockhoff                                                                                                                    Project Manager

Ron Brockhoff has performed real estate development management, construction management and project management services on over $325 million of commercial, industrial and residential projects in his 31 years in the business. Prior to joining Chelsea Investment Corporation, Ron was director of Pardee Homes' Multi-Family Division in San Diego County. Ron Currently serves as Project Manager and is responsible for entitlements and project management of complex construction projects.

Ron received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Real Estate Development from San Diego State University.

 

Robin Pelton
Project Manager, New Mexico Division

Robin Pelton has a long history in property management and development. Her asset and property management expertise covers lease-up to sustained occupancy, capital needs assessments, corrective and preventive maintenance, due diligence, construction and property renovation and employee supervision and training. Additionally, Robin is experienced in regulatory compliance and reporting to regulatory agencies, lenders, investors and partners. Her wide range of experience is instrumental in assisting with the outstanding growth of the company.

 

Zion Patton
Director of Construction

Zion has more than 25 years of building experience in the affordable and market rate multi-family housing sectors. He has been responsible for the construction of multiple affordable housing and student housing projects throughout central and southern California, with project values ranging from $10 to $120 million, and with units in excess of 300. In his career, Zion has been responsible for the completion of more than 2,500 units. He leads Emmerson's Project Managers and also has overall responsibility for estimating and preconstruction services. 

 

Janice Patterson
Senior Project Manager

Janice Patterson joined Emmerson Construction, Inc. after working in the construction industry over 25 years. As Senior Project Manager, she leads her field and office construction teams and collaborates with the Development Project Managers, Architects, Consultants and City and Government entities. The scope of her responsibilities includes purchasing the offsite and onsite work, implementing the plans and specifications with quality, energy efficient and durable construction products and practices for multiple projects simultaneously. Janice obtains building permits, prepares and maintains budgets and construction schedules for tactical field operations to ensure strategic goals are met.

 

Jeanne Blake
Project Manager

Jeanne Blake has been an affordable housing development professional for over a decade, working with both non-profit and for-profit developers.  Her experience includes family, mixed-use and special needs housing, and as a Project Manager, she leads each project from conception to completion.  Her responsibilities include due diligence, entitlements, design team management, loan closing, and funding applications; Jeanne has successfully secured a wide variety of local, state, federal and private financing sources.

 

Sidney Stone
Acquisitions Manager

Sidney has helped create affordable housing since 2006. He’s held public and private sector jobs, making him well-rounded and highly effective in dealing with housing agencies and with numerous programs. His skills include underwriting, acquisitions, management of RFQ/P responses, and financial engineering. He previously held the positions of City of Santa Ana Housing Division Manager and City of Morgan Hill Housing Manager. Sidney holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and a B.S. in Business Management from Pepperdine.