Veteran real estate financial and reporting expert Steve Van Houten has joined the Rancon Group as Vice President of Finance. Van Houten previously served as Director of Finance for Shea Homes, Southern California Division. Prior to joining Shea, Van Houten was the Real Estate Controller for Fluor Corporation.
His expertise includes financial modeling and analysis, portfolio management, project management, systems implementation and six sigma initiatives.
“We are pleased to have Steve coming on board as Vice President of Finance,” said Jeff Comerchero, President and CEO of the Rancon Group. “His knowledge and experience are a great match for our team, especially at a time when we are gearing up on multiple fronts.”
As VP of Finance, Van Houten oversees the financial and reporting disciplines for the Rancon Group divisions and more than 70 limited liability companies and partnerships. He is responsible for the financial management and relationships with existing financial resources including institutional lenders and private equity investors.
Van Houten also works closely with the Development and Investment Divisions in property acquisition and disposition coordinating pro forma modeling, residual analysis and business plans with project managers. He is a member of the Rancon Group Executive Board and plays a key role in strategic planning.
Van Houten received his MBA from the University of Southern California and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and is active in the local chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).