Management Team

 

Tim Baker
Senior Project Manager

Tim Baker has over 25 years of experience in developing and financing affordable housing and commercial real estate. His overall scope as Senior Project Manager at Chelsea is to manage the development of specific projects from pre-construction through completion and lease-up. Tim holds a BA degree in History with a Minor in Business from University of Notre Dame, an MBA from University of San Diego, and a Master of City Planning with a Concentration in Housing and Project Development from UC Berkeley.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Mike Kalscheur
Project Manager

Mike has over 20 years of real estate development, investment and construction experience.  Prior to joining Chelsea, he was the President of Meridian Properties Real Estate, Inc. and a Principal at TOLD Development Company in Minneapolis.  Throughout his career, Mike has been responsible for all aspects of development and construction from inception to completion.  In addition to affordable housing, he has completed retail, office, industrial and mixed-use development projects.  He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Steven Blanden
Project Manager

Steven has over twenty years of experience in construction management, asset management, development, and financing of residential and commercial real estate. He has been asset manager and project manager on the development of over 4,000 units of new construction and renovation, along with contributing to the refinancing of a portfolio in excess of $1.2 billion. He has managed individual projects valued in excess of $330 million. His overall scope as project manager at Chelsea is the daily management of projects beginning with feasibility and pre-development through construction and completion.

 

Colleen Edwards
Regional Project Manager – Los Angeles

Colleen brings over 20 years’ experience in development and construction to Chelsea. Based on her considerable industry background, she is familiar with the requirements of the development process from site identification, through sale or conversion, to permanent financing. She has in-depth knowledge about affordable housing finance issues involving layering of soft financing sources and the requirements for low income housing tax credits.

Colleen began her career with Swinerton Builders, one of the top 25 general contracting firms in the United States, with job responsibilities that included estimating and project engineering, and continued her career with AMCAL Multi Housing and Palm Communities. Prior to joining the Chelsea team, she was working with WCH Communities to develop infill housing in the City of Los Angeles utilizing the new small lot subdivision ordinance.

Colleen graduated with a Bachelor of Science - Management degree, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.