BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ADAM BROWNING, PRINCIPAL & PRESIDENT
Adam earned his degree in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles and began working with New Urban West in 1987. Utilizing his training and experience, Adam founded and was President of Second Street Ventures, Inc., an urban residential and commercial development company in Los Angeles, from 2003 to 2008. He returned to New Urban West in 2008 and is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities, finding and securing financing, as well as directing and overseeing all areas of strategic planning for New Urban Westís ongoing ventures. Adamís involvements at New Urban West and Second Street Ventures have exposed him to all aspects of residential and commercial development.
GLENN CARDOSO, PRINCIPAL
One of the co-founders and principals of New Urban West, Glenn continues to play a vital role in defining the companyís vision and strategic objectives. He has held high-level positions throughout the building industry, including President of the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association (BIA), President of the Governmental Affairs Council for the BIA of Southern California, and he has served as a board member for HomeAid America. Glenn was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Leisure Technology Corporation, and spent seven years as Vice President of Marketing Design at the Donald L. Bren Company where he was responsible for all product development.
STEPHEN GUNTHER, PRINCIPAL
As the other co-founder of New Urban West, Stephen served as President for over 20 years and maintains an active leadership role in the company he helped to create, overseeing residential, commercial and office development. Prior to New Urban West, he was President of The Boss Group, Los Angeles. Stephen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Law School and formerly served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California.
MICHAEL WARREN, PRINCIPAL & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael joined New Urban West in 1988. He is a Chartered Accountant (Canada), and as a longtime chief financial officer, Michael has responsibility for the financial positioning of New Urban West. Previously, he spent nearly two decades with the Cadillac Fairview Corporation in various senior financial and development positions in Toronto, South Florida and Southern California.
THE NUWI TEAM
JASON HAN, EXECUTIVE VP
Jason is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities and oversees all aspects of execution, including: acquisition, entitlements, project development, construction, sales and marketing for projects in the San Diego area. Prior to joining New Urban West, Jason was with Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal, consulting for national builders and developers. He also operated his own development-consulting firm. Jason holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and an MDS in Real Estate and Urban Development from Harvard University.
CESAR DIAZ, DIRECTOR OF FORWARD PLANNING
Cesar is responsible for planning, entitlements, government agency approval process, and project management across the companyís varied real estate development projects across Southern California. Prior to joining New Urban West, Cesar worked for Los Angeles City Councilmember of the Third District served as his Planning Director, overseeing all aspects of new community and economic development in the West San Fernando Valley. Cesar holds a Bachelor of Arts of Political Science and Masters of Arts in Urban Planning from University of California, Los Angeles.
JONATHAN FRANKEL, PROJECT MANAGER
Jonathan manages the processing of complex project entitlements including tentative and final subdivision maps, environmental impact reports (EIR), resource agency permits, coastal development permits, general plan amendments, zone changes and annexations. He is also responsible for the development and execution of community outreach strategy and regularly engages elected officials, community leaders and residents to garner support for project applications. Jonathan is a licensed attorney, graduating cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. He formerly served as a legislative aide in the California State Senate and in various roles in State, Local and Regional government