StoneGate Reno is a smart 20-year, multi-phased master planned community nestled in the pine trees and meadows of northwest Peavine Mountain on the historic Heinz Ranch. StoneGate Reno will be northern Nevada’s first development of its kind, and will maximize re-use of the high desert’s limited natural resource of water, while preserving the pristine beauty of Laughton Valley. Homes of varying sizes will be seamlessly knitted into the mountain and valley contours, while integrating walkable pathways into the rustic, rural and natural settings of Heinz Ranch. StoneGate promises to meet the housing demands created by Nevada’s successful economic diversification policies—with an unmatched 21st century intelligently planned and environmentally friendly lifestyle that co-exists with the mountainside’s abundant natural resources. The ±1,378-acre master planned community will provide for ±4,135 dwelling units and over 25 percent of the site will be retained as common open space. StoneGate is uniquely positioned to meet the job/housing balance with homes connecting a modern living environment to nature.
StoneGate is controlled by six principals, all with diverse backgrounds in development.
Michael oversees the company’s project land planning, entitlements, engineering and construction management. He has over 35 years of professional and land development and construction management experience in major projects and holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Nevada unlimited General Engineering contractor’s license.
Don oversees all land development, manages government relations and utility rights for communities, and leads the company’s active water rights program. He currently serves as a Director of Nevada Iron Ltd., and is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a BS in Geology from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Mineral Exploration from University of Leicester, England.
Dean oversees the company’s acquisition of land, project/community planning and entitlement layout/design. He has more than 42 years of experience in the development business, including construction of over 10,000 single family homes, 1,000 apartments plus acquiring and entitling three residential master planned communities. Dean holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Tilio oversees the company’s commercial acquisitions, financing, public relations, risk management, valuations and dispositions. He founded, owns, and operates Blackfire Real Estate Investors, which has acquired and repositioned in excess of $100 million of commercial assets. Previously, Tilio worked for Jefferies and Company on their institutional high yield bond desk. Tilio holds a BS in Real Estate and Finance from California State University, Northridge.
Bill oversees StoneGate’s strategic planning and residential focus. Bill’s 25 years of accomplishments in real estate, from both a real estate finance and home-building perspective, serve his thorough approach to success. Bill holds a BS in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
As CFO of The Cambay Group, Inc Bill has over 25 years of master plan development experience in northern California and Nevada. Cambay has successfully executed two of northern California’s largest master planned communities encompassing over 16,000 dwelling units. Through these developments Bill has overseen formation of $700MM in infrastructure financing districts and worked with public and charter schools to create regional education solution. Bill is responsible for financial and budgeting aspects of the development. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco.
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