One of the keys to Family Development's success lies in having each partner specifically oversee the critical stage of the development process that not only most benefits from his expertise, but also from his passion. With such diverse backgrounds, each of the six principals of Family Development utilizes their particular talent and specialized skills to oversee one of the critical stages of the development process with all of the partners providing their invaluable input along the way. This hands-on approach allows each partner to utilize his passion and expertise with the entire team providing an excellent system of checks and balances at every level.
The success of any company ultimately lies with its people. In creating a company culture that includes happy, talented people driven by passion, Family Development is able to consistently produce positive results with every project.
Rudy C. Herrera
With a successful career spanning the last three decades, from condominiums to custom homes, from industrial tilt-ups to major commercial centers, Rudy Herrera has been involved in the acquisition, financing and building of an incredible assortment of real estate products. This broad range of experience has helped Rudy hone his skills to focus on the core of Family Development's business - homebuilding. Believing that the best transactions are those where every party benefits, the "art of the deal" is where Rudy's passion lies. For Family Development, Rudy uses this passion and expertise to find, acquire and finance the "blank canvases" for the company. A go-to entitlement expert, Rudy assembles the planning team and works closely with each member to ensure that the company's projects are approved in as timely a fashion as possible.
Vincent J. Barbato
With a degree in Psychology from UCLA, starting a brokerage that specialized in new home sales when interest rates were at 15% might not have sounded like the wisest choice of career paths, but it proved to be the best foundation that Vincent Barbato could have ever received. In 15 years, by working closely with builders both large and small to develop dynamic and successful sales and marketing programs for all new home products, Vince was able to build the company to become one of the largest in the United States, eventually selling the firm to Prudential. Over that time, Vince became a nationally recognized speaker and expert on new home sales, design and marketing. For Family Development, Vince utilizes his 30+ years of experience to design everything from land plans and architecture to marketing campaigns. Under his guidance, Family Development has received every major design accolade from Gold Nuggets to Project of the Year awards.
Raymond C. Herrera
Being involved in all areas of the construction business since the early '80's, Raymond Herrera literally built his 30-year+ real estate career from the ground up. Knowing how to take apart things as well as put them back together has provided Ray with the foundation to understanding and perfecting construction systems. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the construction process allows him to ascertain how to build each product in the most efficient and highest quality manner. This expertise has been extremely beneficial to the Family Development team where Ray oversees all bidding, purchasing and construction. Further benefit comes from our front-line forces who are motivated to work under the guidance of a man who not only understands their craft, but appreciates it as well. Happy people build happy homes.
Robert K. Bishop
With a 30-year track record of success in the construction industry, Robert Bishop's passion lies with mastering the details. A few years after starting as a craftsman in the construction field, Robert was called upon by an up-and-coming construction firm to help them create the solid infrastructure of the company. Under Robert's diligent guidance and systems, this relatively new company of two partners blossomed into a major player in the construction business with hundreds of employees and projects nationwide. After a number of years, the entrepreneurial world called, leading Robert to create his own successful private construction company. In 2009, Family Development was fortunate to gain Robert as a full partner in the firm. For Family Development, Robert brings his years of proven systems and management to oversee all internal operations and staff. Under his thoughtful guidance, Family Development has the assurance of each venture being built on time and on budget.
Antun M. Barbato
Entering the new home brokerage business upon graduating from UCSB, it did not take long for Antun Barbato to establish himself as one of the industry's top sales experts and leading Sales Managers. An expert in evaluation, Antun was able to perfect the art of bringing out the best in sales people's personalities to meld with the systems that he developed to obtain sales success. Such success has led to the sale and closing of more than 5,000 homes. For Family Development, Antun brings this proven expertise to each community. Beyond sales, Antun has applied his skills and systems to thoroughly evaluate each venture taken on by the Family Development team. The proprietary systems that he has developed are fast becoming the talk of the industry. Under his meticulous watch, each detail of every community can be properly evaluated and managed.