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JAMES SAYLER Reno, Nevada * 775-223-7402

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ------------Over 25 years of transaction and operating experience as a chief financial offic er, asset manager, independent contractor and 'trusted business advisor'. Skille d in strategic consulting, arranging financing, and driving high performance tea ms. ********* EDUCATION ------------Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, MBA, Finance University of Cincinnati, School of Business, BBA, Economics Licensed Real Estate Broker   ********* PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ----------RESIDENTIAL HOMEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT: Chief Financial Financial Officer, Officer, SWD Communities LLC, Irvine, Irvine, California California

(5/08-10/10)

Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Actively participated in all steps necessary to arrange a new $25 Million loan on a 'stalled' high-rise condominium project in Kansas City, Missouri. Existing loan purchased at a discount; new loan terms negotiated and put in place. Proje ct now back under construction and sale. Lead partner and minority investors now have opportunity for return. * Supervised project manager(s), controller, staff and outside parties on a seri es of out-of-state homebuilding projects. Independent Contractor - Consultant for West Haven Development, Reno Nevada (10/07-4/08)   Provided advice and feasibility analyses on real estate development projects * Participated as a 'trusted business advisor' with owners. Prepared project fea sibility analyses leading to land purchase, project development, and project fin ancing. * Obtained good exposure to 'funding control' mechanisms used by banks on condom inium projects using AIA General Contractor Agreements and related methodology ( i.e. lien releases, bank draws, etc.) Chief Financial Financial Officer, Officer, Bright Homes, Modesto, Modesto, California California

(1/07-9/07)

Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High * Actively participated in the financing and development of munities. * Supervised direct reports in accounting, human relations, gy and escrow. * Supervised 3rd-party management for a series of apartment e founder and patriarch of the firm.

Performance Teams residential home com information technolo projects owned by th

Chief Financial Officer, Centex Homes (Reno Division) Reno, Nevada (9/05-12/06) Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Actively participated in the financing and development of residential home com munities. * Was a key negotiator in the establishment of a joint venture with Pulte Homes on a large development (1500 units). * Supervised direct reports in accounting, human relations, information technolo gy and escrow. Director of Finance & Administration New Homes LLC, Auburn, Washington

 

(8/04-8/05) Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Actively participated in the financing and development of residential home com munities. * Supervised direct reports in accounting, human relations, information technolo gy and escrow. Director of Finance & Administration Landmark Homes LLC, Reno, Nevada (1/02-7/04) Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Actively participated in the financing and development of residential home com munities. * Supervised direct reports in accounting, human relations, information technolo gy and escrow.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT: Director, Structured Finance Group, CB Richard Ellis, Inc. San Francisco, CA & S eattle WA (1/98-1/02) Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Structured and arranged creative financing for major corporations and not-forprofit entities interested in new facilities or the 'off-balance-sheet' treatmen t of existing facilities. Assignments completed for KeyCorp, DuPont, CNH, and th e Discover Card subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. * Pioneered the use of a long-term lease for new facilities on a 'hospital' nonprofit (i.e. the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle) wherein the underlyin g financing allowed 100% use of tax-exempt bonds. Typically non-profits must 'fu nd-raise' for the 25% down payment related to tax-exempt financing, whereas our approach eliminated this. * Pitched for business and participated actively on a team of four professionals seeking new 'consulting' assignments. Director, Financial Consulting Group, CB Richard Ellis, Inc. San Francisco, Cali fornia (2/91-12/97) Strategic Consulting, Arranging Financing and Driving High Performance Teams * Provided strategic consulting and real estate underwriting, financial analysis and asset management services to a wide spectrum of clients (corporations, deve lopers, real estate advisors, REITs, financial institutions and public sector en tities). Supervised a staff of four financial analysts and did national training of all new financial analysts. * Super-Pleased clients like Peter Ruggiero of Prudential Real Estate Advisors w ho said: "I will not dispose of any major property in our portfolio, using CBRE, without Jim Sayler and his team doing all of the Seller Due Diligence and being actively involved in the transaction." V.P., Commercial & Industrial Properties, Castle & Cooke Dev. Corp. Bakersfield, California (5/88-1/91) Strategic Consulting, Negotiating Leases and Making Industrial Land Sales * Negotiated office leases with major corporate tenants: Mobil, Tosco and State Compensation Fund. Constructed an industrial facility for Phillips Lighting; sol d industrial land to Carnation for world's largest ice cream plant; sold a 35-ac re office site to State Farm Insurance that attracted 1400 jobs. Supervised leas ing and property mgt. personnel. * Provided strategic consulting and real estate to this large master-planned com munity, formerly owned by Tenneco.

 

V.P., Commercial & Industrial Properties, Kaiser Dev. Company Temecula, Californ ia (1/81-4/88) Attracting Employers, Negotiating Leases and Making Office, Retail and Industri al Land Sales * Marketed and attracted 'major employers' to this master planned community in R iverside County, CA. Attracted Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (Eli Lilly), Inte rnational Rectifier, and Borg Warner. Corrected job imbalance. * Negotiated office leases, attracted retail tenants, and sold office, industria l and retail land. Built a 70,000 square foot industrial building that was lease d to a Japanese auto parts company. Served as Treasurer, during the acquisition of the company by Bedford Properties. Arranged $225 million of financing with 3 major commercial banks. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation Various locations after starting in Oakla nd CA * Experienced the dynamics of a large corporation and advanced rapidly through a series of line and staff positions: Assistant Treasurer, Division Controller, P lant Manager, Overseas assignment and Director of Long-Range Planning. * Earned the right to have people and profit responsibility: Greatly appreciated the transition into Real Estate. ********* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -----------Licensed Real Estate Broker Instructor of 'Real Estate Investments' - University Extension - Evening Divisio n

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