Trent D. Brooks Joins Lyon Communities as Chief Operating Officer

Newport Beach, CA, December 01, 2012 --( Lyon Communities, recognized as one of the largest and most respected privately held multi-family real estate companies in Southern California, announced today that Trent D. Brooks has been hired as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will oversee the business operations of Lyon Communities’ multi-family portfolio in California, Colorado, Atlanta and Florida.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Brooks as our Chief Operating Officer,” said Frank T. Suryan, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He will be a valued asset to our Executive Team and his impressive experience in the financing of multi-family communities will provide the Company with the additional leadership necessary to enhance the implementation of our strategic planning objectives and long-term profitability.”

Mr. Brooks is joining Lyon Communities after serving the last three years as Managing Director of CWCapital, where he was responsible for the growth, management and development of CW’s Commercial Lending Platform in the Western United States. Mr. Brooks also served as a member of CWCapital’s Operating Committee.

“Lyon Communities is well known for its quality and multi-family expertise which spans all stages of real estate development, construction and management,” said Mr. Brooks. “This is a truly great opportunity for me to build upon the company’s long history of success. It’s a very exciting time to be joining Lyon Communities.”

About Lyon Communities
Lyon Communities is a leading real estate development and investment company headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Established in 1988 by General William Lyon and Frank T. Suryan Jr., it is recognized as one of the largest and most respected privately held multi-family real estate companies in Southern California. The company has a market capitalization of $2.0 billion and over the years has acquired more than 21,000 units and managed the development and renovation of over 30,000 units in California, Colorado, Florida and Georgia. Lyon Communities takes pride in its ability to provide long-term, income-producing investments for their investors, while offering residents a variety of housing and amenity choices in some of the finest and most innovative rental living communities in the country. For more information:
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