Smart Homes Management
Mr. Wilkens has been a residential and commercial property developmer for 32 years and has purchased, renovated, or built over 1,000 homes. Residential housing developments, office developments, high-rise condominiums, hotels, resorts—including the Vino Bello Meritage—and fractional housing throughout California, Nevada, and Texas; expertise in real estate acquisitions, financing, project planning, and entitlements. Named a top 10 homebuilder in the San Francisco Bay area by the North Bay Business Journal in 2006, many notable developments have utilized off-site factory construction. Holder of CA Occupational Developer License, a CA Manufactured Dealers License, and a CA Real Estate Brokers License.
Product Manager; with over 30+ years of off-site construction experience, one of the foremost experts in manufactured housing in the country, formerly, Plant Manager of Silvercrest Homes, a leading supplier of manufactured housing. Mr. Whitehouse heads Smart Homes procurement department in identifying quality suppliers of prefab constructed homes.
Executive management experience in the fields of education, insurance and business management, served on the San Jose, CA City Council and on boards of local and state organizations and agencies including: San Jose Redevelopment Agency, California Attorney General Citizen Advisory Council, Association of Bay Area Governments, and the Santa Clara County Criminal Justice System Advisory Board.
Dr. Simon Mills
Simon is a serial entrepreneur in real estate, technology, media, marketing, strategy execution, and holds a doctorate degree in business administration. As a partner, Dr. Mills assists the company in capital procurement, marketing, design, branding, technology, and business development. He has deep business consulting expertise which has led to engagements with high level companies including Hyatt, AIG, BBDO, CBS, NBC, Starbucks, Pepsi, and many more.
Financial Advisor; 40 years in banking, lending, and financial services, comprehensive experience in all areas of real estate, agriculture, business, and consumer lending. Key role in managing a de novo bank – Napa Community Bank including delivery of financial results. Financial consultant to individuals and businesses, including problem situations, workouts, loan restructure, and organizational changes.
Experienced and agile CFO who has developed and continues to lead an accounting and finance team for a real estate company with $750M in assets and ongoing development projects. Accountable for financial reporting, investor communications, banking, lending and insurance relationships as well as the management for day-to-day company operations. Resourceful problem solver and consensus builder working to strategically grow the company.
Grant Sedgwick has acquired, developed, financed and marketed major real estate properties, and managed development organizations, for his entire career. He is currently Senior Vice President – Capital Markets with Avison Young, an international provider of real estate services with 80 offices in North America and Europe.