Each of the principals of Lansing Companies has an average of over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the Southern California real estate industry. The knowledge of our founders puts us at the forefront of the land development market.

Gregory P. Lansing, President/CEO

As principal of Lansing Companies, Greg Lansing has over 30 years of experience in Southern California real estate development and is regarded as an expert in this niche market. Mr. Lansing leads the team in strategizing, planning, and acquisition. He also plays a lead role in negotiations, interfaces with city officials, oversees the selection of professional engineers, architects and consultants, and is responsible for overall management of Lansing Companies and its projects.

 

As a licensed real estate broker, Mr. Lansing has negotiated and brokered more than one billion dollars of land purchases and sales. Through hard work and persistence, he has established a tremendous network and valuable relationships within the brokerage, development, investment, and local political communities.

 

 

Scott E. McDaniel, Executive Vice President

Mr. McDaniel has over 35 years of experience in the acquisition and entitlement of land in Southern California and has been involved in more than 500 land transactions with a combined value of over one billion dollars. He is Founder and President of Regal Development and is engaged in acquiring and joint venturing the development of large parcels of land in Southern California. He is currently a partner in the development of approximately 10,000 lots for sale to merchant builders and is in charge of acquisition, disposition, and strategic joint venture partners for these projects.

In 1968 Mr. McDaniel graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S.M.C. He entered the Navy flight training program in 1969 and flew the F-4 Phantom II jet aircraft for the Marines until honorably discharged in November 1973.

 

Mark Clairmont

Mark M. Clairmont, General Counsel

For more than 14 years, Mr. Clairmont has served as counsel for developers, owners and managers of commercial real property in business, transactional and litigation matters.  Additionally, Mr. Clairmont developed an expertise in real estate issues as they relate to railroads in his prior representation of Union Pacific Railroad Company throughout California.  In 2002, Mr. Clairmont successfully litigated a quiet title action on behalf of Union Pacific Railroad Company, which resulted in the Second Appellate District upholding the constitutionality of California's Marketable Record Title Act for the first time in California's history.  101 Cal.App.4th 1209.  As General Counsel for Lansing Companies, Mr. Clairmont is responsible for all legal matters relating to company operations and projects. Mr. Clairmont obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a California licensed attorney.       

 

 

Katharina M. Houser, Chief Financial Officer

Katharina “Kathy” Houser brings 20 years of experience in Real Estate Development to Lansing Companies. Kathy has worked for Developer/Investor/Managers of multi-family, single family, commercial, fractional, and land developments. Kathy brings not only a wealth of real estate development experience but also has a background in HR, Information Technology and Operations. Kathy is responsible for all financial aspects of over 50 corporate entities including tax audit and compliance, cash flow management, financial and ROI analysis and risk management as well as being the primary liaison for bankers and lenders.

Kathy is a licensed CPA and earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accounting Degrees at the University of Florida. Go Gators!


Jim KozakJames Kozak, Strategic Partner
For more than 25 years, Jim Kozak has been a leader with a proven track record in the real estate industry. Throughout his career, Jim has participated in transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Leveraging his strengths as a creative problem solver and negotiator, Jim has successfully managed all aspects of the real estate development process. From raising capital and obtaining community approvals and entitlements, to sourcing opportunistic property sites for acquisition and managing construction activities, Jim is acknowledged by his peers as a person with an uncommon ability to discover, discern and create opportunity for his partners.

When asked about his approach to large real estate projects Jim says, "You need to have a vision for each project and focus on implementing the details that bring concepts to reality, while maximizing return on investment." "Whether it is working on a large deal, or working with community groups for their input in building sustainable communities, I am very results oriented.

 

James R. Hoxie, Vice President of Operations
Mr. Hoxie joined Lansing Companies in 1987 and has handled a wide array of work during the growth of the company. Today, as Vice President of Operations, he is active in the research for new acquisitions, the marketing of current Lansing land holdings,property tax matters, the formation of new land ownership entities, and the day-to-day operations of the office.

Mr. Hoxie graduated with a BS in Finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1983.


 

Will Roberts, Vice President of Land Acquisition & Development
For more than 30 Years, Mr. Roberts has worked in the Land Development industry specializing in the areas of Municipal, Commercial, Industrial, Hospitality, Aerospace and Residential. Mr. Roberts has spent his career on both sides of the table. First, in the Civil Engineering Industry for two top ten engineering firms working as a Project Manager, and second, as the Vice President of Land Development for a private billionaire developer, where Mr. Roberts oversaw the design and development of several thousand Hotel units in Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona and the Dallas, Texas Metro Area. He also worked on the fifty acre Aerospace Campus with an emphasis on the future of Space Tourism. Furthermore, Mr. Roberts was previously Vice President of Land Development for two top five home builders where he oversaw the design and development of master planned communities throughout Las Vegas, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona. Mr. Roberts has a passion for making the impossible into the possible with a strong emphasis on “VALUE ENGINEERING”. Mr. Roberts has successfully transacted millions in the acquisition and disposition of raw land throughout Nevada and Arizona. As a trained Graphic Artist, when designing and developing raw land, Mr. Roberts approaches his work much like an artist would, enjoying the creation of something from nothing.

 

Paul W. Pitingaro, Esq., Associate General Counsel
Paul Pitingaro is Associate General Counsel for the Lansing Companies and is a California licensed attorney. He is responsible for all litigation matters and advises the company concerning risk management and compliance issues. Prior to joining the Lansing Companies, Mr. Pitingaro was a Senior Associate with the regional law firm, Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP, where he represented property managers, developers, contractors, retailers and manufacturers in all phases of litigation, as well as in transactional matters. Mr. Pitingaro earned his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating cum laude with a Certificate in Global Legal Studies and served as a member of law review. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from Boston University, interning at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and serving as captain of the Boston University Rugby Team.

 

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