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LES WHITTLESEY, FOUNDING PARTNER

AREA OF EXPERTISE

 

Les has completed transactions from San Diego to Central California.  From raw land owners to land developers, builders and financial lending institutions, he spends a majority of his time representing Sellers due to his strong marketing expertise of selling land for residential development.  

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • Founded and grew WD Land into one of the leading residential land brokerage firms in California

  • Closed over $1.7 billion and 27,000 lots

  • Sold over $600 million in sales in the Chino/Eastvale/Ontario market

 

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

 

  • Chapman Heights in Yucaipa- Fully-approved master planned community consisting of 1,400 lots.  

 

  • Providence Ranch - Sold 1,200 lots in the master plan community.

 

  • Pacific MHP in Huntington Beach - Represented the Seller in sale of a $46 million mobile home park

 

BUSINESS BACKGROUND

 

Les founded WD Land together with Tom Doyle in 1996.  He has been in the residential land business for almost 30 years.  

 

Prior to establishing WD Land, Les was Executive Vice President of the Hoffman Company where he was the company's top producer during his tenure at the firm from 1989 to 1995. He also marketed bank-owned "REO" properties on behalf of major financial institutions, developed sophisticated land analysis models and programs, as well as established training programs for sales agents.  

 

Les began his career in real estate with Grubb & Ellis in 1986, where he formed the Residential Land Division for the Ontario office. While there, he was the Top Producer 1989 and was in the Top Twenty in the Pacific Southwest.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Due to his love of aviation and wanting to pass that passion on to others, in conjunction with The Experimental Aircraft Association, he hosts Young Eagles events where rides are given to kids form 8 to 18 at no charge to introduce them to aviation.

 

INTERESTS

 

Les’s  life long passion is for aviation, having soloed at the age of 17. He has flown over 80 types of aircraft, is a Commercially rated pilot and former Flight Instructor. He is an avid collector of vintage aircraft and flies vintage aircraft that he has restored.  

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