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Real estate briefly: TRI Pointe Group expands in Texas with Trendmaker Homes

Real estate briefly: TRI Pointe Group expands in Texas with Trendmaker Homes

On the Move

Pieology Pizzeria has appointed Randy Carucci as vice president of real estate. Carucci, who has worked with brands including The Counter, Panera Bread and Jamba Juice, will cover real estate development, lease negotiations, trade area analysis and market prioritization. Pieology Pizzeria plans to have more than 80 restaurants open by the end of 2015 and has commitments for more than 600 in various stages of development.

Irvine-based JLL has hired Jared Dienstag as senior research analyst for the Orange County region. He will oversee the research team as well as track commercial real estate and economic trends in order to provide insight to the company’s clients. Before joining JLL, Dienstag worked as senior research analyst at Cushman & Wakefield where he analyzed Orange County and Los Angeles commercial real estate markets.


John Leehey, director of planning for Danielian Associates, an Irvine-based architecture and planning firm, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Building Industry Association – Orange County Chapter during its annual installation gala Thursday. Leehey was recognized for his support of the BIA, committee involvement and his contributions furthering developments at a local government level.

New Ventures

Tri Pointe Group, an Irvine-based homebuilder, has expanded in Austin, Texas. Trendmaker Homes, a member of TRI Pointe Group, has acquired 38 lots for single-family homes in Hays County. The development falls within the Belterra master-planned community by Crescent Communities. TRI Pointe Group is in the process of securing additional home sites at a second Austin location.

Contact the writer: aratzlaff@ocregister.com

The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Real Estate News