Bryan Havel In his new role,Bryan Havel will focus on elevating the company's growth andoperational expertise.

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AUSTIN, TX—Trendmaker Homes Austin, a member of the TRI PointeGroup family of premium regional homebuilders, has named BryanHavel as division president. Havel brings nearly 14 years ofhomebuilding experience to the position in which he will focus onelevating the company's growth and operational expertise.

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"As a long-time 'Austinite,' Bryan has a wealth of local marketexperience and comes to Trendmaker Homes with an impressivebackground across multiple new home building disciplines," saidDoug Bauer, TRI Pointe Group CEO. "He played a vital role in hislast two professional positions, turning homebuilding startups intomajor players in the Austin market. Under his leadership, we'llcontinue to create a 'best places to work' culture and anticipatebuilding a sizable division of approximately $250 million in annualrevenue in future years with both self-developed and finished-lotopportunities."

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With 766 lots owned or controlled as of December 31, 2019,Trendmaker Homes Austin's growth plans look to capitalize on ametro that ranked number one nationally for overall real estateprospects and number six for homebuilding prospects, according toPwC and Urban Land Institute. The company's strategic plan ofdeveloping near employment centers, transportation and schools,coupled with the strong resources of TRI Pointe Group, allows it totake advantage of this active housing market.

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"Austin recently was named the number job market in the countryfor the second year in a row, which is obviously a great sign forpopulation growth and homebuilding prospects," Havel tellsGlobeSt.com. "Prime market conditions meet an expert,well-supported team in Trendmaker Homes, which is reallyexciting."

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This ranking by The Wall Street Journal named Austinthe hottest job market among the country's 53 largest metro areas.The Journal looked at five metrics for each of these metroareas: average unemployment rate in 2018, labor-force participationrate in 2018, change in employment and change in labor force forthe fourth quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, and change inaverage weekly wages from the first half of 2017 to the first halfof 2018.

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Havel's most recent position was division president at WilliamLyon Homes where he led company growth efforts in both the Austinand San Antonio markets. He also held finance leadership positionsat CalAtlantic Homes and its predecessor Standard PacificHomes.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.