John Ho has served as Landsea Homes’ Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2013. Prior to forming Landsea Homes, Ho spent 10 years in real estate investment and development at Colliers International and Jones Lang LaSalle. He served as Director at Jones Lang LaSalle from 2011 to 2013, leading the firm in cross-border business development and delivering transactional, consultancy and other integrated real estate services to outbound Chinese businesses investing overseas. Ho received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Mike Forsum serves as Landsea Homes’ President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Landsea Homes in 2016, Forsum spent seven years in private equity as a partner specializing in residential real estate investing and co-founded Starwood Land Ventures in 2008, an affiliated company of Starwood Capital Group Global. He has spent more than 30 years in the homebuilding industry as a senior level executive, leading homebuilding operations at KB Homes, serving as Division President of Ryland Homes, and as West Region President and a member of the North American leadership team at Taylor Woodrow/Morrison. Forsum is on the National Board of Directors for HomeAid America and received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.
Franco Tenerelli has served as Landsea Homes’ Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since 2016. He previously served as Regional Counsel for Toll Brothers, a publicly traded homebuilder, from 2013 to 2016, managing the company’s legal affairs for the western region and helping guide the successful acquisition and integration of Shapell Homes. Prior to Toll Brothers, he was a lawyer with Holland & Knight LLP, where he served as counsel to a variety of public and private companies. Tenerelli received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, a JD degree from Loyola Law School, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Chris Porter serves as Landsea Homes Chief Financial Officer. He has over 30 years of diverse experience in corporate finance in both public and private equity settings across multiple industries, including all major commercial real estate sectors, senior housing, defense contracting and banking/finance. In 2013, Chris co-founded, and served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Silverstone Healthcare Company, a senior housing real estate development company, and was instrumental in growing it to nine luxury developments and successfully raising approximately $1 billion in debt and equity. During his tenure he also oversaw all accounting, reporting, finance, human resources, liquidity and asset management functions. Prior to Silverstone, Chris was Vice President and Treasurer of Dyn-Corp International, responsible for its global Treasury, Risk Management, Liquidity and Investor Relations. Chris spent the previous 10 years at Crescent Real Estate Equities, ending as Managing Director, in charge of Capital Markets, Risk Management and Treasury. Throughout his career, Chris has created processes and procedures to streamline operations, drive process standardization and improvement efforts, reduce costs and optimize cash flow. He has extensive experience developing and presenting board and institutional investor financial reporting and has raised over $6 billion in debt and equity.
Dilliana Stewart currently serves as Landsea Homes Chief Accounting Officer. She has served as the Vice President of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting at Invited, Inc. (formerly ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.), a private operator of golf courses, since July 2018. Prior to this, she served as the Senior Director of SEC and Financial Reporting at Green Brick Partners, a publicly traded home builder and land developer, from September 2014 to June 2018. Since August 2017, Ms. Stewart has also served as an Advisor to the Technical Standards Review Committee of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Ms. Stewart is a Certified Public Accountant and received her BA in Accounting from Kansas State University.