John Ho, center

John Ho, center

CEO, Landsea Homes

WHY: Heads U.S. unit of China-based homebuilder, which develops in California, Arizona, northeast states. Moved HQ in 2018 to 660 Newport Center. Invested more than $200M in land buys in recent years. Master developer of IronRidge, a 96-acre Lake Forest project with 600 homes.

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RECENT: Closed on second Ontario community this year with plans for 334 homes at Ontario Ranch. Currently developing 432-home ShadeTree project.

NOTABLE: Also working on 23-townhome project in hometown of Newport Beach, Lido Villas, priced in the $2M to $2.6M range.

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