EXECUTIVE TEAM

Tom Sudberry is the founder and chairman of Sudberry Properties. After a career with Coldwell Banker, Sudberry established the firm in 1979 and has since been honored repeatedly for his business acumen, community service and philanthropic endeavors.

THOMAS W. SUDBERRY JR.

Chairman


​In 2013 he was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame. That same year Sudberry Properties was honored as the Builder/Developer of the Year by the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA). ​In 2015 Tom was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Circulate San Diego. Earlier, he was The Diabetes Association’s “Father of the Year.” Sudberry has been involved in numerous business and industry organizations and currently serves on the board of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. He is a member of ICSC – the International Council of Shopping Centers, The Congress for the New Urbanism, Urban Land Institute, National Council for Urban Economic Development, the San Diego and North County BIA chapters and the Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee for the University of San Diego’s Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate. ​Throughout his career, he has been an enthusiastic community leader. Sudberry has been a member of the board of directors of the San Diego River Park Foundation, Impact Urban America, Circulate San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages, Santa Fe Christian Schools, the USS Midway Museum and the YMCA. He is the former Chairman of the Board of The Lincoln Club. Sudberry received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and his MBA from Stanford University. In 2003, he completed the Advanced Management Development Executive Program from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Sudberry served as a U.S. Naval Aviator and completed two Vietnam combat cruises aboard the USS Constellation.





COLTON T. SUDBERRY
CEO/President
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As President and CEO, Colton has maintained the company’s strategic direction focusing on mixed-use and town center developments with an emphasis on urban in-fill and master-planned communities.


Sudberry is active in the company’s pursuit of entitlements and financing of particularly complex and challenging development opportunities throughout San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles and Nevada. The firms’ major projects under development include the award-winning 235-acre master-planned community of Civita in San Diego’s Mission Valley, the 465-acre El Corazon mixed-use community and SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, and the 850,000-square-foot Watermark mixed-use project in San Diego’s Scripps Ranch. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Sudberry was a leasing agent for Corti Gilchrist Partnership and CBRE. Sudberry has a master’s degree of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and dual bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. At UC Boulder, Colton was a member of the 1990 National Champion, Big 8 Champion, and Orange Bowl Champion football team. Sudberry is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He is also a member and former member of the board of directors of NAIOP San Diego. He serves as a board member of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, the National Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center, the San Diego City College Foundation and Santa Fe Christian Schools.





MARCO SESSA

Principal
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Marco Sessa is Senior Vice President, Land Development/Residential for Sudberry Properties
and Principal/Partner in charge of all aspects of the

development of Civita, a 230-acre urban village,


currently under development on the site of a former quarry in San Diego’s Mission Valley. Civita is planned for nearly 5,000 homes, 900,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office space, and 60 acres of parks and open space. The Civita plan achieved a “gold” certification in the United States Green Building Council’s LEED-ND program. Sessa is also responsible for Sudberry’s portfolio of apartment communities, including more than 900 luxury units in Civita and future communities in Oceanside and Scripps Ranch. Before joining Sudberry Properties in 2002, Sessa was associated with Reno Contracting, Inc., where he managed the construction operations of 670,000 square feet of build-to-suit office developments with a total construction cost of $94 million. Earlier in his career, he was a staff engineer for Aguirre Engineers, Inc., a Colorado geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing company.Sessa graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Masters of Real Estate Development degree from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering (emphasis Construction Engineering Management) from the University of Colorado. Sessa was the 2013 Chairman of the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA) and is a member of the BIA’s Urban Council. He is also a member of Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Housing Committee and Circulate San Diego.His civic involvement includes board memberships with the Mission Valley Planning Group and the Mission Valley YMCA.





RICH SIMONS

Vice President/Office & Industrial

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Richard Simons is Principal/Partner in charge of all industrial and office projects for Sudberry Properties. He is responsible for implementing all aspects of the development process from site acquisition through


acquisitions and development, and managing all legal issues, including the selection and oversight of outside counsel. Prior to joining Sudberry Properties in 2017, Mayer was the Chief Legal Officer for McKinney Capital & Advisory in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. His responsibilities included overseeing the legal aspects of financial analysis, leasing, portfolio analysis, asset management, hospitality management, franchise, acquisitions and dispositions. Previously, for more than 14 years, Mayer was the Vice President and General Counsel for D.R. Horton’s West Region, consisting of 10 Divisions in eight states and more than 2,000 full-time employees. Mayer was one of the first attorneys at D.R. Horton, which is largest homebuilder in the country. He helped D.R. Horton manage its historic market expansion from 2002 to 2008, weather the historic downturn from 2008 to 2012, and rebuild following the recession. During his tenure, he helped convert homes sales to an online function, integrated acquisitions, created an eight-member legal team, developed sales and marketing documentation, warranties and disclosures, created an integrated system for contracting, and resolved hundreds of lawsuits. ​Mayer earned a Juris Doctor degree at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and a bachelor’s in Government, Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Museum of Man since 2009, including two terms as Chair. He is currently serving as General Counsel. He has been involved in the successful reopening of the California Tower to the public, the selection of Micah Parzen as CEO, and the positioning of the museum as one of the premier museums of Cultural Anthropology in the world.






real estate holdings and acquisitions. Bogucki, who joined Sudberry Properties in 2017, has more than 25 years’ experience in executive financial management and oversight of every aspect of real estate acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition. Previously, Bogucki was Chief Financial Officer for several regional developers including California Traditions, a San Diego-based developer where he was involved in numerous single family, multifamily and industrial developments. Earlier, he was the Real Estate Tax Consulting Manager for Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in San Diego. He has also worked in prominent financial positions for Foursquare Properties of Carlsbad and Silverstar Communities in Reno, NV. Bogucki is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.





 JOHN BOGUCKI
 

Chief Financial Officer

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John Bogucki, the Chief Financial Officer for Sudberry Properties, is responsible for overseeing the finance, accounting, and administration departments. He is 

charged with managing all financial aspects of numerous


acquisitions and development, and managing all legal issues, including the selection and oversight of outside counsel. Prior to joining Sudberry Properties in 2017, Mayer was the Chief Legal Officer for McKinney Capital & Advisory in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. His responsibilities included overseeing the legal aspects of financial analysis, leasing, portfolio analysis, asset management, hospitality management, franchise, acquisitions and dispositions. Previously, for more than 14 years, Mayer was the Vice President and General Counsel for D.R. Horton’s West Region, consisting of 10 Divisions in eight states and more than 2,000 full-time employees. Mayer was one of the first attorneys at D.R. Horton, which is largest homebuilder in the country. He helped D.R. Horton manage its historic market expansion from 2002 to 2008, weather the historic downturn from 2008 to 2012, and rebuild following the recession. During his tenure, he helped convert homes sales to an online function, integrated acquisitions, created an eight-member legal team, developed sales and marketing documentation, warranties and disclosures, created an integrated system for contracting, and resolved hundreds of lawsuits. ​Mayer earned a Juris Doctor degree at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and a bachelor’s in Government, Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Museum of Man since 2009, including two terms as Chair. He is currently serving as General Counsel. He has been involved in the successful reopening of the California Tower to the public, the selection of Micah Parzen as CEO, and the positioning of the museum as one of the premier museums of Cultural Anthropology in the world.





 WILLIAM MAYER
 

Chief Operating Officer

and Chief Legal Officer 

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  Bill Mayer, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer for Sudberry Properties, is responsible for day-to-day operations, providing support for   

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