Dave Barisic

IRVINE, CA—As prices rise and interest ratescreep up, home buyers shift from size to convenience, eyeingtownhomes and transit-oriented developments,Brandywine Homes' principal in charge of sales andmarketing Dave Barisic tells GlobeSt.com. Thehomebuilder, which focuses on infill residential development in SouthernCalifornia, closed 111 homes, opened three new communities andbroke ground on three new communities in Southern California in2017 and plans to increase its number of delivered homes by over50% and open four new communities throughout Orange and Los Angelescounties in 2018.

We spoke with Barisic about some of the challenges theresidential-development market is facing, particularly in OrangeCounty, and what home buyers are seeking today.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.