SummerHill Homes Announces Promotion of Chris Neighbor to the Position of Chief Executive Officer

SummerHill Homes Announces Promotion of Chris Neighbor to the Position of Chief Executive Officer

SAN RAMON, Calif. – SummerHill Homes, an award-winning residential builder, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Neighbor to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Previously serving as President, Neighbor will now assume the additional role of CEO, continuing to drive the company’s strategic growth.

Neighbor’s tenure at SummerHill Homes spans more than 16 years, during which he has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership, strategic vision, and an unwavering dedication to the company’s success. Prior to his appointment as President in December 2016, Neighbor excelled as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Acquisitions and Construction at SummerHill Homes.

Neighbor’s extensive experience and profound understanding of the real estate market have positioned him well to lead SummerHill Homes into its next phase of expansion and development. As CEO, he remains committed to the company’s core values of excellence, innovation, and the creation of distinctive communities.

Robert Freed, the current CEO, will transition to the position of Co-Chairman at SummerHill Homes. In his new role, Freed will continue to contribute his expertise to the company’s strategic direction, collaborating with Neighbor.

“We are thrilled to appoint Chris Neighbor as our new CEO,” said Freed. “Under his leadership as President, SummerHill Homes has achieved significant milestones, solidifying its reputation as a trusted name in the homebuilding industry. We have full confidence in his ability to lead SummerHill Homes to even greater success, while remaining keenly focused on expanding our land pipeline.”

In his new capacity, Neighbor will oversee all aspects of SummerHill Homes’ operations, working closely with the executive team to implement strategic initiatives, capitalize on market opportunities, and further strengthen the company’s position as a leader in the real estate sector.

Freed emphasized, “Chris has consistently delivered exceptional results, playing a pivotal role in developing our strong land pipeline. His passion for homebuilding, combined with his extensive experience, positions Chris for continued success in his new position.”

Neighbor expressed his gratitude for the opportunity, stating, “I am deeply honored and excited to take on the role of CEO at SummerHill Homes, I am committed to building upon our past achievements, fostering innovation and driving growth across all facets of our business. With our dedicated team, I am confident we will continue to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding results.”

SummerHill Homes celebrates its 48th Anniversary in business in 2024 with over 7,000 homes built or under construction. The company anticipates building an additional 1,200+ homes between 2024 and 2026, surpassing its 85th community. SummerHill Homes currently has nine actively selling communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Los Gatos, Mountain View, San Jose and Foster City. Additionally, the company has a strong pipeline of future upcoming for-sale communities in the entitlement process in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Bruno, San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto and San Ramon.

About SummerHill Homes

SummerHill Homes is a privately owned home builder focusing on the unique needs of the San Francisco Bay Area. The company believes what makes the Bay Area great is what makes SummerHill Homes great: innovation, constant striving for excellence, determination to be the very best, pride of place, and timeless elegance. SummerHill is renowned for developing specialized single-family detached and multifamily housing communities in established residential settings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 1976, SummerHill’s goals have been to provide quality homes for its customers and Communities of Distinction™ for cities.

SummerHill is committed to green building and works with a diverse community of industry experts who share our commitment to green building. SummerHill’s developments have won numerous significant awards including the coveted Best in American Living Award for the entire Pacific Coast Region from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), many Gold Nugget Awards from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, and many awards for architecture from the Building Industry Association (BIA) of the Bay Area.


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