Richard Lewis is involved primarily in land acquisition and strategic planning in all California operations. Richard has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, is a licensed general building contractor and real estate broker. He was named Builder of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine and the Building Industry Association of Southern California and was inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. Richard has been with the Lewis Group since 1965 and has been involved in the development of more than 50,000 homes, 9,000 apartments and 14,000,000 SF of retail and office space.
Robert Lewis has been responsible for the Nevada operations of the Lewis Group of Companies for the past 30 years. During that time, the companies have built over 25,000 houses in Nevada. Prior to the sale of the home-building operations to KB in 1999, the Lewis companies were for many years the largest volume and most highly respected home builders in the state. Since the sale of the home-building operations, the Lewis companies have continued to be active in most other aspects of real estate development in Nevada. Robert has his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and his M.B.A. from UCLA. He is a licensed general building contractor and real estate broker. Robert has been active in a leadership role in numerous civic and industry associations in Nevada, and was twice named Builder of the Year by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.
Randall Lewis oversees the sales and marketing operations of the Company. Randall received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives. He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder’s Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders. Randall was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. Randall is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. Randall serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education. He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Randall has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Roger Lewis is a general building contractor (A and B licenses) and over 40 plus years has supervised construction, purchasing, and human resources for the Company. He has also directed the research and development for the company insuring the utilization of the latest construction technology. Roger attended Cal Poly University, Pomona where he graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He has been a guest speaker at Cal Poly University, Pomona. Roger has transitioned from the day-to-day operations and management of the Company into a new role as shareholder, senior advisor, and board member focusing on strategic decisions. In addition, Roger is involved in succession planning and grooming the next generations of family members for their roles in the Company.
Vice President – Nevada Land Acquisition
Jennifer Lewis is involved in the planning of new development projects in the Las Vegas market. Jennifer attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Development. She received a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from New York University. She is past president of both the Nevada Homebuilders Association and the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association. Jennifer was honored by the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association as Builder of the Year in 2004. In 2007, Jennifer was appointed to the Nevada Commission on Construction Education by Governor Gibbons. She also serves on the boards for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada and the UNLV Library Board.
Investment Performance Manager
Riley Lewis is an Investment Performance Manager at the Lewis Group of Companies, where his responsibilities include internal valuations, cash flow modeling, and reporting. He previously worked in Land Acquisition. Prior to joining Lewis in 2018, he worked on the Aviva Investors Global Indirect Real Estate Team, which pooled money from pension funds and institutional investors around the world, then deployed it into a variety of different real estate investment strategies. Before that, he worked as a Project Analyst at Developers Research in Irvine, CA, where he produced cash flow projections, due diligence, and cost estimates for master-planned real estate developments. Riley completed a dual MBA/MRED at the University of Southern California. He won the USC Marshall Intramural MBA Case Competition and placed second at the 2014 National Real Estate Challenge hosted by UT-Austin. Riley earned his BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he worked at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. Riley is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a California licensed real estate broker, and a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Orange County/Inland Empire Industrial & Office Local Product Council. In his spare time, Riley enjoys hiking, traveling, and enjoying all types of cuisine with his wife and son.
Asset Management Manager
Sarah Lewis works in Asset Management and is based out of our Upland office. She has previously also worked with our Property Management, Marketing, and Events teams. Sarah earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from Claremont McKenna College. Sarah has a California Real Estate Salesperson license and completed USC’s RMPIRE real estate program. Prior to joining the company, Sarah worked at Tata Consultancy Services in a leadership development rotation program as a Strategic Business Manager. Sarah is involved with Urban Land Institute’s OC/IE Product Councils and serves on the board of Claremont McKenna College’s Randall Lewis Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Corporate Marketing Manager
Rosie joined Lewis in July of 2020 as the Corporate Marketing Manager. Prior to Lewis, Rosie worked in a variety of roles in the startup space focused on digital DTC marketing. At Lewis, Rosie’s focus lies in corporate communication, external engagement, and philanthropic promotion.
CEO, Senior Executive Vice President
John Goodman is responsible for the corporate functions of the Lewis group including financing, tax and strategic planning; MIS, legal, risk management and joint venture relationships in addition to land acquisition feasibility and commercial development. John started with the Company in 1978 as Chief Financial Officer and was named Chief Executive Officer in 1992. Prior to joining the Company, John was the Chief Financial Officer for a real estate developer and operator of private clubs for five years and, in addition, worked for a “Big Six” CPA firm for three years. John has the following licenses: CPA, Real Estate Broker, Insurance, and General Contractor. John graduated with a B.S. in Accounting summa cum laude from Cal State University – Long Beach and received a J.D. from Pepperdine University. In 1969, John was the Southern California Sports Broadcasters’ Scholar – Athlete of the Year.
Executive Vice President – Development
Bryan Goodman is responsible for the Southern California Planned Communities group which manages approximately 5,600 acres, 28,000 homes, over 5,000,000 square feet of commercial, parks, schools and other civic uses. Since joining the Company in 2001, he has successfully managed several significant projects for the Company and also served key roles in land acquisition, land disposition, managed several joint ventures and implemented public and private financing strategies for the Company. Bryan also assists with some corporate and family office operations. Prior to joining the Company, Bryan worked for Deloitte, where he specialized in real estate. Bryan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Broker and Life Insurance Agent. He has served on the Governing Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Board of Directors of the Riverside Chapter of the BIA, been a member of the Urban Land Institute and National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. Bryan graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona.
Senior Vice President – Commercial Development
Gary Bauer has over 40 years’ experience in the retail development business including 25 years with the Lewis Group of Companies. Prior to joining Lewis, Gary served as a Vice President for a large California-based supermarket chain. In that position, he oversaw the development and construction of over 150 supermarket shopping centers and highly sophisticated support facilities. Following his 12-year tenure in the supermarket development business, he joined a firm as a General Partner and the partnership successfully developed multiple shopping centers throughout California in such counties as Kern, Ventura, Riverside and Orange. Presently, as Senior Vice President of Commercial Development, Gary and his team have planned, leased, constructed, developed, marketed and currently manage over 5 million square feet of retail centers throughout the states of California and Nevada.
Senior Vice President – Multi-Family Development
With sixteen years of experience in residential product types, Spencer Bogner manages Lewis’s California Apartment Development group. Focusing on land acquisition, financial analysis, venture formation, complex entitlements, and marketing during his twelve years at Lewis, Spencer has overseen the development and/or entitlement of nearly 4,000 apartment homes, while generating a pipeline of thousands of apartment homes to follow. Secured entitlements include General Plan Amendments, Growth Management allocations, and a variety of Specific Plan Amendments.
Spencer is currently an active Board Member of the Chino Hills Community Foundation. Prior to working at Lewis, he was employed at his family’s real estate development firm in Orange County, selling custom lots and renovating homes for sale. Spencer graduated from the University of Southern California’s Price Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development program in 2009, with a focus on financial analysis and the multifamily product type, and was recognized for Outstanding Performance on the program’s capstone examination. Spencer also graduated from USC in 2003, with the highest GPA in the undergraduate Business Administration program.
Senior Vice President – Northern Nevada Planned Communities
Ted Erkan is responsible for the Northern Nevada operations for the Lewis Group of Companies. This includes all acquisitions, dispositions, and planned community development. Since joining the Company in 2009, he has managed all the significant projects for the Company from entitlements to construction completion. Prior to joining the Lewis Group of Companies, Ted successfully ran one of the largest homebuilding/land development companies in Northern Nevada. In addition to his experience in land development, Ted also founded and eventually sold his Civil Engineering / Land Planning firm in Northern Nevada to a large regional firm. Over his career, Ted has designed and or built numerous master planned communities, multi-family projects, retail centers, and office/industrial parks. Ted is a graduate of the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer.
Senior Vice President – Northern California Planned Communities
Doug Mull began his career in the land acquisition working with various regional and public homebuilding firms beginning as a college intern. His over 20-year career with the Lewis Group of Companies started as a land acquisition manager with Lewis Homes in 1998 and subsequently the beginning of Lewis Planned Communities’ Northern California Division in the early 1990’s. Today, the Division is among the most active real estate developers in Northern California. Doug and his team are responsible for the planning, entitlement, and development of over 15,000 single family residential units, 3,500 multi-family units, and 640,000 square feet of retail in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions. Doug graduated from California State University Sacramento majoring in both Economics and Philosophy.
Senior Vice President – Asset Management
Tae Nam is a real estate veteran with 20+ years of experience. Over his career, he oversaw asset management of over $7.5 billion of real estate, acquisitions, and dispositions of over $1.5 billion, and completed over $600 million in lease transactions. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President at American Realty Advisors, where he was responsible for overseeing its multifamily platform and investment strategies. Before that, Tae was an Executive Vice President at Jamison Properties and Senior Director at Adler Realty Investment. He has worked on investments across all asset classes, including multifamily, office, medical, retail, and warehouse/industrial. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President, Nevada Operations
David Diffley started working with the Lewis Group of Companies in 1992. He is currently Vice President – Nevada Operations. He has been involved in the acquisition, planning, development, and sale of more than 16,000 single-family lots, as well as various commercial, industrial, multifamily, and special projects. He has collaborated with local agencies on public facilities including school and park sites, improvement districts, major water facilities, and backbone infrastructure. He also worked with KB Home as Vice President – Forward Planning and Vice President – New Project Development. David graduated with a B.A. in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine and a Master of City Planning from University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed real estate broker in Nevada and California.
Vice President, General Counsel
Jay Dupre is responsible for the Company’s Legal and Human Resources Departments. In addition, Jay assists the Executive Team with evaluating, planning, and executing various corporate strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Company, Jay worked at Materia, Inc., a materials science and technology firm in Pasadena, CA, where he managed the firm’s legal department. Prior to that, Jay worked as a transactional attorney at Goodwin Proctor LLP, Mayer Brown, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he practiced corporate, finance, and real estate law. Jay is a member of the CA State Bar Association and is a licensed CA Real Estate Broker. Jay received his JD from Loyola Law School, his MBA from Loyola Marymount University, and his BS from USC with a major in Business Administration.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Chris joined the Lewis Companies in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Lewis, Chris worked intensively in real estate for over 20 years. First, as the Chief Operating Officer for the Beztak Companies, a family business with various real estate investments and operations throughout the country. More recently, Chris was with ValStone Partners for a short time before joining Lewis. ValStone is a private equity fund manager focused on real estate and debt instruments. Chris holds three degrees: a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global; a Master of Science in taxation from Walsh College; and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University.