COO, President, Lennar
WHY: Top local executive for largest U.S. homebuilder, valued at $17B. Large operations base in OC.
RECENT: Moved local hub from Aliso Viejo to Irvine, now based at FivePoint Gateway office complex in Great Park Neighborhoods, where Lennar has large presence, and ownership in former El Toro Marine base.
NOTABLE: Jaffe and Emile Haddad, then-chief investment officer of Lennar, instrumental in its 2005 purchase.
FUN FACTS: Favorite book, “Endurance”; OC restaurant, Bear Flag. Fan of James Bond movies.