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.

Jodi Rothery                                                                                                                     Senior Project Manager

Jodi Rothery is an accomplished real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of residential and commercial development in California.  Her expertise includes the acquisition, entitlement, design, construction and management of over 5,000 new homes, as well as commercial and retail space, totaling more than $1.5 billion.  Jodi has extensive experience in managing large, complex real estate transactions as well as working with regulatory agencies on CEQA mitigation, NEPA compliance and historic tax-credit rehabilitation.  In addition to being a licensed real estate broker and member of the San Diego Association of Realtors, Jodi is passionate about building better environments for living and started a non-profit organization in 2001 that builds homes for families that have been displaced due to natural disasters and other perils in Romania.  Jodi graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Business and Chemistry from Willamette University, along with a BS in Chemical Engineering.   

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.

Robin Pelton
Project Manager

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.

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

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.

Christine Villegas
Regional Project Manager

Christine brings 25 years of experience in real estate, economic and community development, politics, government and public relations to Chelsea.  She has been the principal Project Manager responsible for the development of over 500 units of affordable housing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura counties.  She is passionate about working with local stakeholders to ensure our developments make the best financial and quality of life impact on our residents by working closely with our public and  nonprofit partners.  Based on her considerable industry background, she is familiar with the requirements of the development process from site identification, underwriting, competitive public financial applications, construction, perm loan conversion, lease up and operations.  She has extensive knowledge about affordable housing finance issues involving layering of the many available soft financing sources and the requirements for low income housing tax credits and is a firm believer in starting with the end in mind.

Christine graduated with an Associate of Arts—Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts – Community Studies, from UC Santa Cruz. She attended USC’s Master’s in Urban Planning Program and is finishing a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.  She is also a licensed realtor.

Bob Cummings
Government Relations 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.

Ron Brockhoff                                                                                                                   Director of Entitlements & Permitting

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.