Anything but Ordinary
For over forty years, Intracorp has developed extraordinary homes—and we haven’t done it alone. Every member of the team has been integral to our success, helping build a reputation based on integrity, expertise and a solid financial foundation.
From intimate townhomes to iconic gateway towers to apartment residences, we take pride in adding value to not only the homes we build, but also the communities we build in, and work to bring unique opportunities to our homeowners, residents and partners.
A Brief History
Joe Houssian, together with a partner, start Intrawest. Initially focused on urban development, this is the beginning of 45+ years (and counting) of building extraordinary homes.
INTRAWEST PURCHASES BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN
Leveraging their early success, Joe Houssian and a group of business partners purchase Blackcomb Mountain. At its peak, Intrawest employs more than 25,000 employees and earns in excess of $1.6 billion in annual revenues.
Intrawest expands to Seattle and delivers its first US high-rise condominium building, Arbor Place in Seattle, Washington. This is the first of more than 30 buildings developed in the Seattle area.
Intrawest develops its first of 8 rental offerings in the Seattle area, Park Highland in Bellevue, diversifying to meet market demand. This strategy will become an integral part of our business approach.
INTRACORP IS ESTABLISHED
Intracorp is officially established as a privately owned real estate company operating in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, setting the stage to deliver more than 25,000 homes over the next 25 years.
Intracorp opens operations in Southern California, and launches their first condominium, “235 on Market,” in 2001. This is the first of 32 Southern California communities, positioning Intracorp as one the areas largest condominium developers.
10,000 HOMES DELIVERED
Intracorp delivers its 10,000th home in North America.
INTRACORP'S WESTSIDE COLLECTION
Intracorp develops Chancellor House at the University of British Columbia. This is the start of Intracorp's dedication to the Westside of Vancouver, ultimately resulting in the company becoming the areas most prominent developer with 1,389 homes in 17 communities.
INTRACORP SAN FRANCISCO
Intracorp delivers its first high-rise condominium community in San Francisco, “The Hayes,” with 111 homes. This is followed soon after by Arterra, with 269 homes, establishing Intracorp in San Francisco.
TAYLOR MORRISON BUY-OUT
Joe Houssian (Intracorp), in partnership with two leading US private equity firms, acquires Taylor Morrison from UK parent Taylor Wimpey plc for $955 million. Taylor Morrison Housing Corporation (TMHC) goes public on NYSE in 2013. Canadian subsidiary, Monarch Homes, based in Toronto, is sold in 2014 to local interests. In 2017 TMHC sales were $3.9 billion. Intracorp’s ownership in Taylor Morrison Housing Corporation are sold through a public market stock placement in 2018.
MASSEY TOWER, TORONTO
Intracorp partners with MOD Developments and Tricon Capital to bring Massey Tower to Toronto. With 60 stories of concrete construction, Massey Tower seamlessly integrates into the 1905 Heritage Bank of Commerce and the famous Massey Hall on Toronto’s Yonge and Queen Street.
With a move towards urban, transit-oriented development, Intracorp delivers MC², located at the Southern Gateway to Vancouver. This community is Intracorp's largest community delivered to date; 556 homes over two prominent towers and featuring Douglas Coupland's Golden Tree as the community's focal point.
INTRACORP NORTH AMERICA
OneIntracorp is created. Wholly-owned by the Vancouver-based Houssian family, all corporate operations across North America are centralized to work together under one common business goal. With more than 25,000 homes delivered over 176 communities and operating over 4 regions, Intracorp is perfectly positioned to continue delivering extraordinary homes in extraordinary locations.
INTRACORP ARRIVES IN TEXAS
Intracorp opens operations in Austin, Texas.
Meet The Team
Coming from a variety of backgrounds, our team of industry experts are united by one goal: building extraordinary homes for the people of North America.
Joe began his career at Xerox in 1973 and then founded Intrawest in 1976. Intrawest grew from an urban residential real estate business into an internationally renowned resort and real estate development company responsible for the success of such pre-eminent ski resorts as Whistler Blackcomb. Intrawest grew rapidly to 25,000 people with resort and hospitality entities around the world. In 1990, Intrawest became a public company and was sold in 2006 for US $2.8B.
In 1994, Mr. Houssian acquired the urban development business from Intrawest to create Intracorp Developments. Intracorp currently develops real estate in six urban regions in North America, and has delivered more than 22,000 homes in 176 communities. In 2008, Mr. Houssian founded Replay Resorts, an integrated hospitality company and Elemental Energy, an alternative energy development company with operations in the USA and Canada
Mr. Houssian is also a partner and director in a number of other companies in various industries in the USA and Canada.
Don Forsgren provides overall strategic and business leadership to all aspects of the Intracorp organization across North America. As President & CEO of North America, Don oversees the planning and direction of Intracorp’s operations and is ultimately responsible for ensuring Intracorp meets the goal of Building the Extraordinary at every interaction with Government, Partners, Suppliers, Employees, and Homeowners.
Don joined Intracorp in 1994 holding various positions within the organization, and assumed leadership of the Canadian operations in 2000 where Don has led the development of more than $4 Billion of real estate across 60 communities and 8,000 homes.
Former Chairman of the Urban Development Institute, Don is active on several community development committees and is deeply interested in building better cities. Don is also active with Covenant House Vancouver and Saint Georges School. Outside of work, Don enjoys spending time with his family and friends; you can often find him with both either on the ski slopes or traveling the world over.
Dan Miller is responsible for managing capital markets and financing relationships for Intracorp’s real estate portfolio of businesses. Since joining Intracorp in 2005, Dan has secured financings in excess of $1.4B for Intracorp projects. Dan received his Bachelors degree from Stanford University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University. He is a licensed CPA.
In his spare time, Dan serves on the Bellevue West Little League Board. Outside of the office, you can often find Dan spending time with his family, skiing or reading.
Mark Tingstad is responsible for overseeing financial, treasury, and cash management functions for Intracorp’s US group of companies. Mark also directs Intracorp's US tax function including compliance, structuring, and planning. Since joining Intracorp in December 2004, Mark has overseen the evolution of the Company's business which includes over 120 entities from real estate development, real estate investment, resort development, and private equity holdings. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation from Arizona State University. Mark is a licensed CPA and a member of the Washington Society of CPAs.
Outside of Intracorp, Mark enjoys spending time with his family (his wife Lisa and their three children), hiking, and attending sporting events.
Management - Vancouver
Evan leads Intracorp’s BC business based out of Vancouver. He is responsible for managing the success of Intracorp’s projects by overseeing project feasibility, product development and execution. In his role, he also responsible for the overall business and acquisitions strategy. He is also a member of the Canadian Investment Committee, tasked to make smart investment decisions on behalf of Intracorp.
Evan previously held committee board positions for the Urban Development Institute, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, and is currently on the board of the Highlands Early Education Centre as well as an industry liaison for municipalities across Greater Vancouver.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golfing and playing hockey.
Jimmy is responsible for providing leadership and direction on all financing, accounting and treasury related matters and plays a key role in the development and maintenance of relationships with lenders and debt partners. With over 15 years of professional experience, Jimmy brings a diverse set of skills and experiences from a variety of different industries in addition to real estate.
Outside of work, Jimmy loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters. He is involved in coaching youth soccer, likes to golf, ski, and snowboard.
As Vice President of Development, Farouk leads the execution of our project portfolio in Vancouver. He oversees the development team and manages a portfolio of condominium, rental and seniors housing communities. His role is collaborative and cross-functional with all internal departments, partners, consultants and the city. With over 15 years of broad-based real estate experience on complex, mixed-use and multi-phased projects, Farouk brings a depth of knowledge to the organization.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.
As VP, Marketing, Mandy is responsible for all corporate brand initiatives across North America working to ensure Intracorps well founded brand is consistent across all regions.
In addition, Mandy leads the project marketing team for Intracorp in B.C. and Austin. This includes the development and implementation of all creative marketing strategies that increase awareness of our extraordinary projects, while reinforcing each project’s unique vision. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Bantoo Minhas oversees the full construction life cycle of mixed use projects, from conceptual design to warranty servicing. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry working with general contractors, consultants, and developers in various capacities across Canada including projects in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Bantoo is a graduate from UBC with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. In his free time, he enjoys sailing with his wife, playing in local sports leagues, and traveling.
Edmund Siqueira leads Intracorp’s Construction Department in Vancouver. In this role, Edmund works closely with all departments to build each project efficiently and appropriately for the intended planned use. As a leader who can leverage his 25 years of experience in design, development and construction in both Canada and the US, Edmund is trusted to ensure our projects meet and exceed the expectations of our homeowners.
A graduate of UBC with a degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering, Edmund is also a registered Profes-sional Engineer in BC, and a LEED Accredited Professional in the US.
A long-time resident of Richmond, outside of the office, Edmund appreciates spending time with his family and stays active by skiing, mountain biking, and hockey. He and his wife enjoy traveling to sunny and warm destinations where they can take in the culture, people and local cuisine.
Barrett is responsible for sales leadership for all Intracorp projects in Vancouver from inception to completion ensuring that Intracorp’s sales and revenue targets are met and exceeded. With a strong focus on both developing the best product and attracting and retaining the best sales teams and sales people, Barrett has been responsible for the successful launch and sale of more than $1B of revenue and over 1,800 units during his tenure at Intracorp.
Outside of work, Barrett is the director of a kids’ camp and loves to mountain bike, snowboard and generally try to keep up with his own three kids.
Management - Newport Beach
Brad Perozzi leads Intracorp’s Southern California business, based out of Newport Beach. Joining Intracorp in 2017 as President of Southern California, Brad is responsible for overall business strategy for the region and participates in the executive leadership for the Pacific Northwest Region. In addition, Brad manages a strong team of construction, marketing and finance professionals, overseeing a development pipeline which includes for-sale and rental multifamily property development.
Brad is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He also received his Masters of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California.
Outside of the office, Brad is an avid sportsman. He enjoys skiing and playing golf himself, and can often be found cheering his children on from the sidelines.
John Allen is Vice President of Construction in the Southern California Region, based in the Newport Beach office. John directs and oversees Construction operations for multifamily and single-family homes for the division. John Allen has over 25 years’ experience. John has been successful in the development and construction of large master planned communities, as well as in-fill and redevelopment projects in a large geographical area.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, boating and various water activities as well as rebuilding vintage automobiles.
Andrew is responsible for delivering an extraordinary Homeowner experience to all of Intracorp’s Southern California Homeowners. When joining the team in 2005, Andrew was tasked with building the customer service department, which has resulted in a 15-person strong service team that has successfully closed over 2,000 homes in Southern California and Hawaii.
Outside of work, Andrew is an active sportsman; playing soccer, tennis, water and snow sports and, when time permits, still races his motorcycles with friends and a local Vet club.
As VP, Marketing, Jessica is responsible for the vision and achievement of Intracorp Southern California’s regional marketing initiatives, encompassing for-sale and for-lease properties. Jessica brings to the table over 35 years of diverse real estate experience, including marketing, project management, landscape architecture, interior design, and design center operations, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Her passion for design and creativity are reflective of her unique work experiences.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys exercising, playing golf, spending time with her family, and traveling to anyplace with a beach.
Joe Francis oversees the comprehensive development and construction life cycle of the multifamily developments, from entitlements, conceptual design, constructability, budgets, construction and disposition. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industry working with developers, consultants and general contractors in various capacities. Joe is a graduate from The University of Southern California and is involved with the Building Industry Association and Urban Land Institute.
Outside if the office, Joe enjoys a round of golf, fly fishing and spending as much time as possible with his son.
Christopher Pierson is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and closing on new real estate development opportunities within the Southern California market. Christopher has almost 20 years of real estate experience across the US focused in land development, homebuilding, and private equity sectors. Christopher is a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a licensed real estate broker. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Rick Puffer provides project development leadership on residential for-sale infill and mixed-use projects in the Southern California market. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management & Business from the Brigham Young University.
During his free-time, Rick enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball, running, and supporting his kid’s sports and dance interests.
Management - Seattle
Paul joined Intracorp’s Seattle office in 1999. In his current role, Paul is responsible for leading Intracorp’s efforts in the Pacific Northwest to identify and successfully execute on extraordinary housing development solutions that range from suburban place making to high density urban infill mixed-use development; from 5 homes to 500 residences. Paul collaborates with a strong in-house team of development, construction, sales, and acquisition professionals to achieve investment goals and to create extraordinary homes and experiences for our Pacific Northwest customers. Previously Paul led the divisions acquisition activities resulting in over 4,000 new homes valued at over $2 billion.
Having grown up in Alaska, Paul is at home in the outdoors. He spends most of his off-hours with his three school aged kids and exploring the Pacific Northwest wilderness with his kids and friends.
As Vice President of Construction, Jim leverages his 25-years of experience to oversee all of the Seattle market for sale and for rent product types. Jim enjoys working with and mentoring the great people of Intracorp sharing the passion to be the best at what we do.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys his family and caring for the gentlemen’s farm with pigs, ducks, chickens and of course dogs and cats….with this never a time goes by a construction project is not needed.
Christine Johnson is responsible for the achievement of Intracorp’s Pacific Northwest regional sales and leasing goals. Joining Intracorp in 2015 and with 30 years of real estate experience, including 20 years in new construction sales management in the Puget Sound area, Christine brings a wealth of knowledge to Intracorp’s marketing and sales efforts.
Christine is the Managing Broker for Intracorp Marketing & Sales, the listing firm for all Intracorp for sale properties in Washington State.
When not working to market and sell Intracorp properties, Christine enjoys spending time at a quiet mountain cabin on the water or attending taekwondo class.
Lis Soldano oversees Intracorp’s multi-family mixed-use developments in the Pacific Northwest, including site evaluation, feasibility, entitlements, development, lease-up, and management of assets through disposition. Lis has over 25 years of real estate experience in the region and other west coast cities.
Lis earned her BS in Construction Management and a Real Estate Investment Analysis Certificate from the University of Washington, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Outside of Intracorp, Lis enjoys cooking, long-distance hiking, and choir.
Dan Swallow has overseen Intracorp's For Sale developments for more than 10 years. He is responsible for managing the development of multiple large-scale projects in multiple jurisdictions throughout the Puget Sound Region. Dan has played a key role in managing, building, and selling well over 1,000 homes during his time at Intracorp.
Dan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business with a specialization in Real Estate from Washington State University, he is a LEED accredited professional and a member of ULI. Dan is a native of Washington State and when not building homes with Intracorp he can often be found hiking, running, or biking his way through the region’s great outdoors.
Management - Austin
Brad Stein leads Intracorp’s Texas region, operating out of Austin, Texas. With Brad’s experience he is responsible for building and leading a multi-functional local team in this new market to develop extraordinary properties. Brad will oversee Austin’s business growth through his wide ranging network of industry, community and business contacts. As our market leader Brad is well versed in real estate deal making and joint venture partnerships.
Prior to joining Intracorp, as an executive with Forestar Group Inc. Brad managed Forestar’s real estate assets through investment and development of mixed use communities in Texas and other markets. Previously, Brad practiced as a real estate attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel for publicly traded companies.
Brad Garner has over 30-years of experience in all aspects of the real estate development and construction industry. His experience includes working on projects from project inception to closeout, across a multitude of different project types – from hospitality, luxury high rise, multi family, senior living, commercial office, and single family residential, to land development.
Prior to joining Intracorp Texas as Vice President of Development, Brad held senior level positions with W2 Real Estate Partners / Simmons Vedder Partners and Patrinely Group, and also led his own professional consulting services firm.
He is a LEED AP and holds a Masters of Hospitality Management from the University of Houston Hilton College.
The Intracorp Foundation
At Intracorp, we don’t just build homes—we help build communities. Through the Intracorp Foundation we work with trusted partners to improve the lives of vulnerable children and youth and enrich communities in a meaningful, lasting way.
Covenant House Vancouver
In Vancouver, The Intracorp Foundation is proud to support Covenant House. Covenant House has been helping Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth find stable housing for the past twenty years. Intracorp is a proud supporter of the Housing Program, which assists and provides long-term support of youth as they leave the care of Covenant House and enter the community.
Friends of Youth
Friends of Youth
In Seattle, The Intracorp Foundation is proud to be a supporter of Friends of Youth (FOY) whose mission is to support young people at vulnerable life stages and their families in King and Snohomish counties. FOY provides a broad range of services, including child welfare, foster care, host home programs, homeless youth services, emergency shelters, mental health counseling, drop-out prevention and academic support, food drives and much more!
HomeAid Orange County/Family Promise
HomeAid Orange County
The mission of HomeAid Orange County is simple. It’s to “end homelessness by building new lives for families and individuals through housing and community outreach.” We are honored to allocate $5,000, as a Gold sponsor, to the HomeAid Essentials annual Diaper Drive. Similarly, Family Promise offers a community-based approach to solving homelessness, by engaging both local community as well as houses of faith in the effort. We are thrilled to contribute $25,000 toward their goal to build The House of Ruth.
www.homeaidoc.org and www.familypromiseorangecounty.org