Thomas R. Cantwell, Jr. is President and Director of Cantwell-Anderson, Inc. (CAI), a Real Estate Development, General Contracting, and Property Management Company. Mr. Cantwell is a Licensed General Contractor, and since 1979 has successfully directed the company in the areas of acquisition, finance, renovation, development, construction and management of condominium, apartment and commercial real estate projects, both single purpose and mixed use, totaling over $500 million.
CAI acquired, planned, and entitled a 272 lot residential community in Altadena, California, at the door step of the Angeles National Forest (La Vina). The company is currently in the planning stages of the last seven acre remainder parcel of that 240 acre project, which is a sold out community of $1 million homes. Additional development and construction projects include a 134 unit luxury apartment complex with adjacent commercial bungalows located in Pasadena, California, which is still managed by CAI. The Company developed a variety of apartments, condominiums and commercial projects, both new construction and substantial rehab.
Nearly $100 million of the company’s development projects have been for sale and rental housing targeted to low income households, mixing below market financing from various state and local agencies, tax-exempt mortgage bond funds, as well as market rate commercial loans.
In March of 1993, CAI and its controlled special needs housing companies began utilizing similar financing for use in meeting the needs of the growing number of homeless individuals and families across the, primarily targeting the needs of U.S. Military Veterans, of which approximately 200,000 are estimated to sleep on the streets on any given night.
The first such company, Westside Residence Hall, Inc. (WRH, originally named Los Angeles Veterans Education and Training Services, Inc.) is dedicated solely to the purpose of delivering 500 beds of affordable transitional housing to homeless veterans. A 125,000 square foot former college dormitory near LAX in Inglewood, California was leased then acquired in 1993 by WRH. It was renovated and then brought into service over the following six years. The development concept is grounded in the belief that a homeless veteran, committed to leaving life on the streets, can be a bankable consumer if the conditions can be brought to bear that allow realization of his/her human resource potential. These “formerly” homeless veterans pay their own rent from the means of their own production. The clinical design was conceived through an intensive collaboration with the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. They operate a mental health clinic onsite, providing intervention services to 350 of the residents. United States Veterans Initiative (USVI) operates the nationally recognized Veterans in Progress residential job development and placement program for 150 veteran residents, as well as providing a wide array of support services to all of the 500 veteran residents of the facility. Inglewood Adult School, together with several other agencies, provide additional education and support services.
For 15 years Mr. Cantwell served on the Boards of Directors of two non-profit entities – the Pasadena Development Corporation and the Pasadena Enterprise Center. These corporations manage revolving loan funds of over $3 million and a small business incubator facility, providing space and support services for 27 businesses. Both strategies are designed to stimulate job development in the low income sector of the greater Pasadena area, for businesses in general, and particularly for women and minority business enterprises. Much of the growth of these organizations occurred during Mr. Cantwell’s ten year term as President, which ended in 1995.
Beginning in 1994, Mr. Cantwell served on the Board of Director of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, whose mission is to end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers nationwide. For six years he served as president of this Board, helping to rebuild the struggling organization and provide sound fiscal oversight and commitment to purpose that helped it become today’s recognized leader in the field of advocacy for homeless veterans
GREG I. ANDERSON
GREG I. ANDERSON graduated from Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, and from the University of Southern California where he completed undergraduate studies in three years, Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Anderson was admitted to the State Bar of California in June, 1976, and specialized in real estate law prior to the formation of Cantwell-Anderson, Inc. ("CAI").
Mr. Anderson serves as general counsel to CAI and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. CAI has completed, managed, and/or marketed and sold 38 real estate projects since 1980, aggregating 1,316 residential for-sale condominium and rental apartment/transitional housing units and 104,000 square feet of commercial office space. Under Mr. Anderson's California real estate brokers license CAI presently manages a portfolio of approximately 624 apartment units and historic renovation office space. CAI also provides contract residential and commercial pre-development, marketing and sales services to third party developers and property owners.
RANDALL A. BISHOP
Mr. Randall Bishop has an extensive background in Real Estate Finance for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-family Residential and Hospitality properties. As Director of Real Estate Operations and Chief Financial Officer, he is involved with the over-site of existing projects including financing, property management and operational results. He is also involved in the planning, acquisition and development of new properties specifically tied to providing housing to low income individuals and families.
Prior to joining Cantwell-Anderson, Inc. Mr. Bishop managed the restructure and liquidation of a $1.5 billion West Coast loan portfolio for a major Japanese bank. Loan restructurings included the sale of a $200 million pool of tax-exempt, bond financed multi-family properties, including the restructure of the bonds and underlying Regulatory Agreements in a way to allow the property to maintain tax-exempt status and financing to ensure the continued availability of affordable housing. He also successfully completed foreclosures included the completion of construction, foreclosure, asset management and sale of a high-rise luxury condo project, and the foreclosure, management and sale of a high rise office building. He also managed the loan restructures of both tax-exempt and conventionally financed multi-family properties exceeding 15,000 units, as well as the entitlement and sale of residential and commercial land parcels.
Previously Mr. Bishop managed the loan and joint venture portfolio for a California based lender. In this capacity, Mr. Bishop was directly involved in the development process including acquisition, planning and entitlements, financing, development and sale of projects with built out values of in excess of $200 million. He also oversaw the loan production and REO portfolios for the lender. Mr. Bishop began his career with a major California bank in the Corporate and Real Estate Divisions handling collateral based loans and Real Estate loan development and project construction loans. Mr. Bishop graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and attended Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford University.
DIRECTOR OF LAND DEVELOPMENT
PETER W. POSTLMAYR
Mr. Postlmayr has over 30 years experience in residential development and construction management. During his career, Mr. Postlmayr has performed property acquisition and entitlement, acted as city/community liaison, coordinated financing applications; provided estimating and purchasing; contract management; project management; and field supervision. He has also successfully managed construction and renovation of many types of residential projects including tract homes, apartment structures, townhouse, dormitory and historical restoration and preservation. These projects range in size from 7 to 425 units and from 10,000 to 250,000 square feet.
Since 1984, Mr. Postlmayr has worked for Cantwell-Anderson, Inc. As Director of Land Development, Mr. Postlmayr is involved with acquisitions and financing of development projects. He is also directly responsible for the company's construction activities from planning to completion. Mr. Postlmayr was instrumental in securing multi-layer financing, entitlement processing and planning 26 acres in Long Beach containing 176 former Naval housing units pursuant to the federal Base Realignment and Closure Act under a homeless conveyance. Its use provides transitional housing and supportive services to over 1000 individuals and families. At Westside Residence Hall, he was responsible for development and renovation of 315 suites of special needs housing for formerly homeless veterans in Inglewood and directly negotiated the sale of 250 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy involving several property owners.
Prior to working for Cantwell-Anderson, Inc., Mr. Postlmayr was a project superintendent employed by a leading residential tract builder in the San Fernando Valley, loan officer for Transamerica Financial and held a management position with the Marriott Corporation. Mr. Postlmayr attended Glendale City College, majoring in Business Management and Economics. Mr. Postlmayr's experience offers an overall hands-on understanding of land acquisition, financing, and entitlement; product development and construction. This knowledge assists him in making day to day decisions that lead to successful projects. He has over the years kept pace with the changes in the industry and, always maintains high integrity and job dedication.