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Community Developer Kent Aden Inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association’s Hall of Fame

Ken is overseeing the completion of the final phase of the San Elijo Hills.

Kent Aden, a licensed architect, developer and the visionary behind many of San Diego’s most honored master-planned communities, was inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The Hall of Fame recognition is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, which comprises 800 member companies throughout San Diego County.

Aden was inducted by David Hammar, president of Hunsaker & Associates San Diego, Inc., who praised Aden’s leadership in the industry, contributions to the community and devotion to his family.

Hammar said, “Kent has been in the building industry for over 35 years, involved in the planning, community design and entitlement of master plans that will produce over 40,000 homes. I have been fortunate to draft in his wake for much of my professional career and even more fortunate to call him a friend.”

Aden has been a passionate advocate for walkable, pedestrian-centric communities that encourage neighborliness and community interaction. He has left his imprint on South County’s communities of Eastlake and Otay Ranch during his career, which included 11 years in executive positions with the Eastlake Development Company and 18 years with The Otay Ranch Company.

Aden’s current position, vice president and senior development officer for HomeFed Corporation, involves communities on both coasts. He is responsible for managing entitlements, design and development for the 700-acre SweetBay community in Panama City, Florida, the 6,200-acre Otay Land Company project in Chula Vista, and the 2,600-acre Fanita Ranch in Santee. He is also overseeing the completion of the final phase of the San Elijo Hills community in San Marcos.

“The greatest satisfaction I have had in my career is to build great communities and get to see residents enjoying the lifestyle,” Aden said. “The design of each community builds on what we have learned from previous projects and what we learn visiting the best communities around the country. Just as architectural innovations are creating better living spaces, community design trends are creating more inviting and hospitable communities.”

Aden has been active in the BIA of San Diego for 34 years and served as president in 2003. He also chaired the 2008 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco, which attracted 33,000 participants. For 18 years he was a director of Housing Opportunities Inc., which developed affordable housing in San Diego County.

In addition to his roles in the building industry, he has been a member of the board of the San Diego International Sports Council and managed Little League Baseball.

Aden was the co-chair of the 2009 Miracle Maker’s Gala for Rady Children’s Hospital and received the 2008 Spirit of Life® Award from the City of Hope’s San Diego Construction Industries Alliance.

He has an MBA degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA degree in architecture from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He lives in Coronado with his wife Toni. Their two children are attending college.

Kent Aden Named Vice President At HomeFed Corporation

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. — HomeFed Corporation has appointed Kent Aden vice president and senior development officer, overseeing HomeFed’s master-planned communities in California and Virginia.  He will be responsible for managing entitlements, design, development and marketing for the 450-acre Ashville Park community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 2,800-acre Otay Land Company project in Chula Vista, California, and the 2,600-acre Fanita Ranch project in Santee, California.  He will also oversee the completion of the 1,980-acre San Elijo Hills community in San Marcos, California.

“We are pleased to welcome a professional with Kent’s successful track record and stature in the industry,” said Paul Borden, president of HomeFed Corporation.  “Kent has been an influential leader in the advancement of healthy, pedestrian-friendly communities in South San Diego County, and has balanced his career with extensive industry and community service,” he said.

Most recently, Aden was executive vice president of JPB Development and Otay Ranch New Homes.  Previously, he was executive vice president of The Otay Ranch Company, responsible for creative visioning, design, engineering, master marketing and infrastructure construction for the 5,300-acre Otay Ranch Company portion of the 23,000-acre Otay Ranch General Planning Area in eastern Chula Vista.

Earlier, he was vice president/team leader for EastLake Development Company, developer of the 3,200-acre community of EastLake, also in Chula Vista.

A licensed architect, Aden started his career at the architectural firm, The Hill Partnership, Inc., of Newport Beach.

The former president of the San Diego Building Industry Association, Aden chaired the 2008 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco.

He was the co-chair of the 2009 Miracle Maker’s Gala for Rady Children’s Hospital and received the 2008 Spirit of Life® Award from the City of Hope’s San Diego Construction Industries Alliance.

Aden has an MBA degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA degree in Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

HomeFed Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the development of large-scale master-planned communities.  homefedcorporation.com