Managing Member, Silver Fern Companies/Silver Fern Capital
Years in CRE: 17
Years at company: 15
What was it about the industry that attracted you?
When I was a kid, I loved Tonka trucks and building things. As I grew older, I was intrigued by how things come together. So, I started with houses, then subdivisions, and now I get to put entire projects together. There is something very satisfying about seeing the tangible proof of our efforts.
How has the industry changed since you started?
In one word, regulation. There is now a tremendous amount of documentation, regulation and up-front work that needs to be completed before you turn any dirt.
Of what professional achievement are you most proud?
In 2012 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The past 22 months have been about setting priorities and taking care of what’s important. While I am still fighting, I feel like I have achieved a new appreciation for life that has translated into how I manage business.
Silver Fern Companies has added Barbara Nieves as development coordinator and Jason Meyers as project manager.
Nieves joins Silver Fern with 13 years of experience in the industry at Standard Pacific Homes and First American Title Company. As development coordinator, Nieves provides coordination and administrative support to land and project managers, assisting with project due diligence investigation, contract administration, plan tracking, coordination for design and construction permits and dry utility and plan submittals, and the preparation and disbursement of weekly reports.
Bringing more than 14 years of experience to Silver Fern, as project manager Meyers directs daily operations during the construction process of land development. He works closely with the clients on a daily basis, consulting on project drawings and dry utility coordination, providing complete project estimating and schedules, and managing budgets. Prior to joining Silver Fern, Meyers worked for Taylor Morrison Homes.
“These two have solidified our strong team and helped us provide superior service to our clients,” says John Fortini, Silver Fern President.
Silver Fern Companies is continuing to grow with the economy, recently adding John Nagel as their newest Project Manager. Bringing over 15 years of experience to Silver Fern, as Project Manager John directs daily operations during the construction process of land development. He works closely with the clients on a daily basis, consulting on project drawings and dry utility coordination, providing complete project estimating and schedules, and managing budgets. Prior to joining Silver Fern, worked for Campbell Development and KB Homes.
“John’s experience in development and homebuilding is a powerful combination and a valuable addition to the Silver Fern team. His drive and ethics make him an asset for both Silver Fern and our clients,” says John Fortini, Silver Fern President.