Melissa Hazlett Hazlett: “We now pull permits for multiple phases at once, rather than one phase at a time.”

SAN DIEGO—An influx of Millennials may become first-time home buyers this year, and many are employed in the tech industry, which is particularly strong in some areas of San Diego County, Baldwin & Sons’ VP of sales and marketing Melissa Hazlett tells The firm, based in Newport Beach, CA, and San Diego, is developing homes in Otay Ranch, a 5,300-acre planned community in Chula Vista, CA. We spoke with Hazlett about the trends shaping San Diego’s housing market and how the developer is overcoming challenges in this market.