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					          The Red Barn Co.
Real Estate Development and Place-making Management
          OUR COMPANY




                                                         OUR COMPANY
Located in Southern California, The Red Barn Co. is a real estate development company
that specializes in guiding complex projects through the acquisition, market strategy,
entitlement and land disposition processes, using principles based on historic American
“small-town” precedence. Commonly working with Redevelopment Agencies, The Red
Barn Co. experiences encompass – due diligence, financial feasibility, public/private
partnering, project “visioning", design concepts, “Place-making” management, market
positioning, and builder implementation programs. The Red Barn Co. lead members
collectively have over 100 years experience in the land development process, managing
various design, marketing, construction, and financial professionals toward the singular
goal of creating memorable places.

                                         The Red Barn Co. managers and team are
                                         comprised of a diverse group of real estate
                                         development professionals including, project
                                         management, design, finance, entitlement
                                         (federal, state, local), builder programming,
                                         marketing,      community      relations and

                                         In late 2000, The Red Barn Co. team began a
                                         process to guide the City of Hercules in
                                         establishing a newly proposed vibrant mixed-
                                         use center for the community and thus started
                                         the Hercules New Town Center public/private
                                         partnership with Red Barn and the City
                                         Redevelopment Agency.

  “Red Barn has retail, office, and residential experience. But their
  greatest talent is bringing them all together, successfully.”

                                                                          Residential Mews
   Office Plaza
                                         Retail Street
                                    OUR PROCESS FOR SUCCESS
 The Red Barn Co. is in the business of adding value to land though a process, which
 emphasizes ‘place-making’ rather then single-use rezoning. To achieve this purpose, The
 Red Barn Co. follows three key principles that govern its approach to each project. These
 three principles are as follows:
                                               • Purposefully define future value for
                                                  the benefit of all,
                                               • Prepare a plan for long term stability
                                                  for both the environment and
                                               • Position the development to maximize
                                                  its usefulness for many types users.

                                               Using these three principles, The Red Barn
                                               Co. builds a “value bridge” which comes from
                                               balancing the opportunities and constraints
                                               from two directions. The first direction is the
                                               physical needs of the site: existing setting,
                                               natural resources, regulatory, etc. The second
 direction comes from the human emotional needs side of the project: local and new
 residents, local and regional visitors, office workers, etc.

                                 “Value Bridge”

Physical                                                                               Human
controls…                                                                              needs…
                                                     PAST EXPERIENCE
The Red Barn Co. principals have collectively 100 years experience working on a variety
of projects from large scaled master planned communities to small in-fill construction
projects. The team has vast experience in entitlement, investment and construction of
projects throughout the west coast. The three principals of The Red Barn Co. have been
both managers and owners of projects over the past 30 years and have successfully
entitled, financed or constructed the following:

                                        •       20,000+ acres of land development
                                        •       45,000+ residential homes entitled
                                        •       2.4M+ sq. ft. of commercial space
                                        •       $3B in real estate financing
                                        •       $180M in construction management
                                        •       $35M+ in public assistance
                                        •       20+ years working with RDA’s

                                                         Past Project Examples

                                     • Liberty – mixed-use traditional resort community
                                                                                 3,000 acres
                                                                  City Redevelopment Project
                                                                          Inland Empire, CA

                               • Tustin Ranch – master planned golf course community
                                                                      5,000 residential homes
                                                                         The Irvine Company
                                                                                  Tustin, CA

                                            • Executive Park – business park construction
                                                                              150,000 sq. ft.
                                                                          The Koll Company
                                                                                  Irvine, CA

                                                  • Bundy Village – mixed-use financing
                                                                       Stonebridge Holdings
                                                                           Los Angeles, CA
                                                 CURRENT PROJECTS
The City of Hercules is located approximately 10 miles north of Berkeley, California at
the interchange of I-80 Freeway and Highway 4. The Hercules New Town Center
(HNTC) district is being developed by The Red Barn Co. and the City of Hercules’
Redevelopment Agency. This district will establish a new ‘downtown’ for the community
and the region. HNTC will include a Hercules Transit Center at its core, combining a
regional bus station and future location for a potential BART extension. Surrounding
these mass transit solutions will be a pedestrian oriented mixed-use development. This
will include retail, entertainment, office and urban-density residential uses. A new “Main
Street” will form the backbone of HNTC connecting various sub-districts: PNR Parcel
now known as Market Town – the first phase will include a full mix of uses including
residential, retail and office. Next phase will be Cinema Town - a vibrant center with a
theatre, restaurants, clubs and other entertainment and regional retail venues. The last
phase, know as Transit Town sub-district, will contain small boutique retail shops and a
café, which will open onto a public “green” and a variety of residential housing options.
                                                                     Market Town
                                                        Phase One of New Town Center

The first phase of the HNTC development, known as Market Town, is planned on a
6.62-acre parcel and will contain approximately 300 residential units, 115,000 SF of
commercial space (of which 55,000 sq. ft is retail). The project will contain two parking
structures. These structures, totaling approximately 800 spaces, will provide for all the
parking needs of three uses including visitors.
Along with the proposed buildings, Market Town will contain three urban open space
areas focused on uses that best serve their adjoining blocks. There will be an office
building plaza, a mixed-use “town square” and a private residential “courtyard”.
Additionally, the “Market House” retail building and its surrounding open space will
serve as a quiet respite that will open towards the “Town Square”.

                                                                       Cinema Town
                                                          Phase Two of New Town Center


The second phase of the HNTC, known as Cinema Town for entitlement purposes, will
be located just east of I-80 Interstate within a 5-minute walk of Market Town. This
second phase will be the largest phase of the HNTC and is envisioned to be a retail &
entertainment destination for the region.

Cinema Town will be developed on three parcels totaling 17 acres. This phase is planned
to contain approximately 300,000 SF of retail including a 30,000 SF, 12-screen cinema as
an anchor, and the potential for 7 additional retail store anchors along with many smaller
shops and restaurants. In addition to the retail, there is also planned 100,000 SF of office
and over 600 residential units along with the required structured parking of 2,500 spaces
for all uses and their visitors.

Cinema Town was envisioned to be developed around a central retail street, which will
be designed as the “Main Street” for shopping and residential activities. There are three
urban open space features, known as “town squares”. These areas will be designed to be
within a five minute walk of each other. All three open space elements will be directly
adjacent to the central “Main Street” spine road.
                                                                        Transit Town
                                                         Phase Three of New Town Center

The third and final phase of the HNTC will be predominately residential and is known as
Transit Town. Located at the eastern most edge of the project boundary and thus,
farthest away from I-80. This phase is planned on the remaining 11 acres of HNTC and
will contain approximately 450 residential units, 20,000 sq. ft. of local retail and 10,000
sq. ft. of live/work office.
In addition to the residential proposed, there will be approximately 1,250 structured
parking spaces, including 500 dedicated spaces to transit users. A continuation of the
central “main street” from Cinema Town will link the both phases by pedestrian and auto
users. There will be two additionally proposed “town squares” within Transit Town
adding to the five-minute-walk pedestrian linkage between the phases. Transit Town
contains the relocated transit hub for local and regional bus facilities and will be adjacent
to the potential wBART extension station.
                                                                        THOMAS J. WEIGEL 
                                     Founding Partner – Hercules New Town Center, LLC (2005) 
                                                      Founder/President ­ The Red Barn Co. (2000) 
Skills & Qualifications. Tom’s deep experience in planning, design and marketing combined
with his natural talent for seeing the world through the eyes of a typical pedestrian and a typical
consumer qualify him not only as a real estate developer, but even more as a “place-maker.”
Sense of place is widely discussed in the planning and development world, but Tom knows
intuitively what gives a piece of real estate a sense of place and how to achieve that sense of place
step by step. Tom’s 20 years of planning experience and 11 years of broad experience in
managing the land development process gives him the practical ability to not only envision, but to
see the vision through to the making of real and memorable places. Tom has led teams of
managers and consultants through the land development process, combining his inspiration to
create great places with the means of converting the vision into practical reality in all aspects of
the land development process—from site evaluation to planning and design to entitlement to
value engineering to market positioning. Tom’s natural abilities as a visionary combined with his
hard-nosed on-the-ground get-it-done experience make him a natural to lead the development of
great places that find a special place in people’s hearts.

Experience. Principal, Founder, The Red Barn Co., 2000-Present various mixed-use
developments in Northern California • Executive Vice President, Co-Founder, The Town Group,
LLC, 1996–2000 • General Partner, Southshore Communities, Inc. (managing general partner for
the East Lake planned community in Lake Elsinore), 1992–1996 • Director of Development,
TMC Developments, Inc. (real estate development company with diverse activities, including
large-scale master-planned communities), 1991–1992 • Vice President of Land Development,
Rancho Las Flores, Ltd., 1989–1991 • Vice President of Planning, Richardson Nagy Martin
(architecture and planning firm), 1985–1989 • Project Manager (urban design & planning), The
Irvine Company, 1986 • Project Director, FORMA/PBR (planning and design firm), 1981–1985 •
Project Manger, Gregory Development Company (home building company), 1980–1981.

Professional Memberships. National Town Builders Association (founding member), Congress
of the New Urbanism (active member), ULI (associate member).

Education. Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic
University, San Luis Obispo.

Personal. Living in Newport Beach, CA with wife Lori and son.
                                                                                 JAMES M. FOWLER 
                                                                       Partner ­ The Red Barn Co. (2006) 
                                                         Principal & Founder ­ US Realty Capital (2000) 

Principal and founder of US Realty Capital ‐  a national mortgage and real estate investment banking 
company.    The  company  includes  nine  offices  nationwide  specializing  in  providing  debt  and  equity 
for  commercial  real  estate.      The  company’s  2005  origination  totaled  approximately  $1.1  billion  of 
debt  and  equity.    US  Realty  Capital  procures  permanent  loans,  construction  loans,  bridge  and 
mezzanine loans with floating or fixed rates, as well as forward commitments for all types of income 
producing  properties.  We  place  equity  for  individual  projects  and  provide  joint  venture  capital  as 
The  US  Realty  Capital  Team  has  financed  all  types  of  property  including  apartment,  office,  retail, 
industrial,  mobile  homes,  self  storage  and  hotels  to  more  complicated  transactions  such  as  nursing 
homes,  land,  schools,  resorts,  master  planned  communities,  time  shares,  golf  courses,  boat  marinas 
and parking garages.   James Fowler has arranged over $3.0 Billion in financing over his career. 
1998‐2000         Merrill Lynch Real Estate Investment Banking 
                  Vice President/Regional Manager 
1988 – 1997       CB Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. 
                  First Vice President, Mortgage Banking Services, Newport Beach, California 
1984 – 1988       Sanwa Bank 
                  Vice President, Real Estate Industries Division, Newport Beach, California 
1981 – 1984       McCann­Erickson Advertising Agency 
                  Assistant Account Executive, Los Angeles, California 
         Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Southern California – 1981 
·        Real Estate Brokers License – And Series 7, Series 24, Series 63 
·        Mortgage Banking Association 
·        International Council of Shopping Centers 
         Living in Newport Beach, CA with wife Lynn and two sons. 
                                                                                 Jason M. Jazayeri, P.E. 
                                                                Manager/Investor ­ The Red Barn Co. (2008) 
                                                       President & Founder – ACEC Consultants, Inc. (2000) 
Mr. Jazayeri has 30 years experience in the construction industry as a general contractor and a construction
consultant. His experience spans various types of construction projects including fire stations, school
modernizations, commercial buildings, university buildings, medical facilities, airports, and manufacturing
plants. He has extensive experience in analyzing costs, establishing schedules, administering construction
projects, and analyzing claims. Mr. Jazayeri holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and
Management from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from
the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign where he graduated with high honors. He is also a licensed
professional engineer and a licensed contractor.

Construction Management­  Mr. Jazayeri has assisted public agencies in construction management 
of  various  projects.  His  duties  include  preconstruction  management,  conceptual  estimating,  conducting 
progress  meetings,  scheduling,  change  order  processing,  shop  drawing  review  and  approvals,  and  site 
supervision.  Furthermore, he has participated in resolution of claims, disputes, evaluation of differing site 
conditions, and accelerating projects.  A sample of typical projects is listed below. 

Project Management ­ Mr. Jazayeri has managed construction projects since 1979. His duties include 
preconstruction  management,  conceptual  estimating,  bidding,  selecting  subcontractors  and  writing 
subcontract  agreements.    In  addition,  he  is  involved  in  the  day‐to‐day  management  of  the  projects 
including  conducting  progress  meetings,  scheduling,  change  order  processing,  shop  drawing  review  and 
approvals,  and  site  supervision.    Furthermore,  he  has  prepared  close‐out  packages  including  warranties 
and as‐built drawings, punch‐list management and final transfer of the project to the owner.  Project sizes 
range from five figure projects for retail and restaurant tenant improvements to $12 million high‐rise and 
office buildings.  A sample of typical projects is listed below. 

Scheduling ­  Mr. Jazayeri has created critical path method schedules for numerous clients for private, 
commercial,  and  public  buildings.    These  projects  include  elementary  schools,  office  buildings,  hotels, 
apartments,  prisons,  and  airports.    Mr.  Jazayeri  has  also  conducted  several  scheduling  claims  and  delay 
analyses for major university structures, airports, and office buildings.  

         Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – 1978 University of Illinois, at Urbana­Champaign, 
         Graduated with honors 

         Master of Science, Construction Engineering and Management ‐ 1979 University of 
         California at Berkeley  

         General Contractor, California ‐ License No. 449372 since 1983 

         Registered Civil Engineer, California ‐ Registration No. 36643 since 1983 

         USGBC, LEED AP Since 2009 

         Living in Irvine, CA with wife and two children. 

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